Thursday, October 26, 2006

merton house has a long shadow

two days ago in the evening
is being temperemental about uploading more than one picture at a time but the "old firm" here is much much slower

Saturday, October 21, 2006

snaps 4 new blog

photographs and walks
on the new blogger beta server

Thursday, October 19, 2006

history is being made

the operator at work filming Monmouthshire parish registers at Gwent record Office

the shutter is triggered by this foot pedal

the test card

GSU - Activities in Wales:

the Genealogical Society of Utah


Name: Keith Withington
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 384 9921
Address: Genealogical Society of Utah, 185 Penns Lane, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B76 1JU

History of Activities

Since 1947, and with the cooperation of many governmental and private archives, significant collection of genealogical materials have been acquired for all parts of the country.

Collection Statistics

Number of Microfilms: 3553
Began Microfilming: 1947
Number of Published Materials in Collection: 4165

view from the terrace at lunch time

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Elsinore castle seen from the stern of a ferry to Sweden

Helsingborg Denmark
pick of the day with my handicam

Monday, October 16, 2006

autumn watch

ducks, geese and coots approach looking for a hand out and the swans have all long gone from this Chelmsley brook.

This mini series is over now, but I really enjoyed this on tv:- BBC - Science & Nature - UK Wildlife - Autumnwatch with Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King.
Find out all about the series and watch some great video of autumn wildlife. . . . about six weeks of autum before it is winter here-

The uploading of my images went very very slowly, so a mini blog today.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

magic moment

Thomas Watkins written by my great great grandfather in Abergavenny in about 1798 on an ms. in Gwent Record officw

Saturday, October 14, 2006

seen on german tv

i helped restore a couple of traction engines near Loughborough in 1954 and 1955

a Buffalo Pitts road locomotive
which is one of the thousand free view channels I can see with my LIDL satellite reciever

the wheels look lightly built like a pit winding wheel or a large pulley in a mill of factory rather than an english road locomotive.

The fuel is wood

the original images are for sale here

Friday, October 13, 2006

heavy showers passing by

to the north west seen from my kitchen on 4 October 2006

seen from a train

after sunrise in north Oxfordshire on the way to Clutton bunfight on 30 September 2006

a grey day this friday the thirteenth

an ambulance seen from the seventh floor below my kitchen window at breakfast time

Thursday, October 12, 2006

view from my bedside

looking east from the seventh floor over Chelmsley Wood when I got up very early with the birds just starting to sing 26 September 2006 .

technical error by blogger with this image file name
this is a garden bench I built out of junk in the bathroom in Copenhagen Denmark

ending up

the Hospital at Temple Balsall near Knowle Solihull 26 September 2006
where my aunty Kate Ethel Jones lived out her last few years

tags off

Chelmsley Wood 22 September 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

my new modem

this has to be the pick of today's pictures

HUAWEI Smart AX MT882 ADSL modem - more of a mini-router really
USB and ethernet so I use ethernet