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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Apr 2018, 19:11

Part two
is a bit shorter, owing to the over-run in Part One. 1983, Maytime I'm guessing from the first two pics

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Purple Haze
Bluebells at, I think, Kew, though I'd be happy to be corrected by anyone who recognizes the building

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Shelter
Brighton (or possibly Hove)

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Passing By

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Busted
Billy never was much good at keeping his limbs intact: not sure what he has broken here

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Back Pages
Fisherman Bob keeps up with the sports headlines

tomorrow, time pressure :(
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Apr 2018, 20:04

Part one is in the late spring of 1983, chronicling the lifestyles of the stoned and whimsical

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Ambition
It isn't immediately obvious, but that's a 7g ball of Afghani Bill is waving a lucifer at.
The sharper-sighted among you may note that Bill's fracture has switched to his left hand: the slide was flopped in the scanner

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Stepping Out
First appearance here of Ed's daughter Laura

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Someone Moved the Floor

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Nom Nom
Laura and Daphne

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Gronfff!
Butch and Tosca get their heads down and get stuck in

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He Shoots, He Scores, He Flies off the Table and Breaks Both Legs
Fisherman Bob and I get our Subbuteo heads on. Flash photography (I would have saved it otherwise) by old One-hand, I presume

Tomorrow, another country :shock:
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Apr 2018, 20:06

Part Two
It's the morning of 18th March, and the snow is back. Expletive, expletive, expletive.

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Spring is Postponed

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Wild Times at Feeder Central

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Coexistence

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Fancy a Picnic?

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Drifting

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That's It, I'm off Indoors

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Eee, That's Better

Tomorrow, in and out of whiteworld
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Apr 2018, 20:48

Part one is March 18-19, and I'm wandering about muttering about the weather

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White Out, Coloured In

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Bevelled

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Incensed

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Douglas

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Gable

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The Oaks on the Hill

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Apr 2018, 20:49

Part Two
probably about Whitsun (end of May) 1983, a trip to Scotland to visit Chip's mother at Drumbuie Cottage, New Mains. The weather was not especially conducive to photography.
First, an establishing shot

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Garden Debrief

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Ripple
Somewhere in the Solway Firth

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Sunny Interval
I could probably work out exactly where this is with a map, but I don't suppose anyone cares if I don't bother

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Local Breed

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Characteristic Pose
Joan inherited this pose from her mother, the Granule, and passed it on to Chip. All three suffered from Gardener's Twitch

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Bonny Bank
Sorry

More from (just) north of the Border tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 19 Apr 2018, 20:24

Part one continues the jaunt to Dumfries and Galloway for the half-term holidays at the end of May 1983 (Chip still working as a teacher at this time).

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Early Closing

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Stoned

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Raiders of the Last Chip
Blackcap larceny in Dumfries

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Sweetheart Abbey

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Recapitation

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The Holy Potatoes

to be continued. Somewhen soonish
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 19 Apr 2018, 20:27

Part Two
Still snowed in in the garden on 19 March this year

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Over the Fence

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Chilled

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Pieris and Stylite

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Hellebores

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Heart and Flowers

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The Tortoise and the Hare

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Primary

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Blow

Probably won't be posting tomorrow, but there's more to come of this sort of thing, soz
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Apr 2018, 20:31

Part one today is still stuck in the garden in the snow in March. Sorry

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Blue Shadows

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Sunk

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Pond

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Beached

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Green Olive

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Northern Exposure

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Vacancies
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Apr 2018, 20:32

Part Two
Today's selection from the early summer of 1973 features Chip and her mum, and a fancy wedding in Somerset

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Family Pictures
Three scans of transparencies of prints: Chip aged 20, Joan about 1950, Joan with Chip's brother, Peter, in 1943

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Strawberries

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Sunglasses

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There's Posh
Billy's erstwhile love, Sally, is marrying into the Strachey family. Marquee on the lawn, that sort of thing

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Brighton Contingent
Bill was not there, naturally, but the older of his two younger sisters, Tita, was there with her first-born. Tita and Sally were friends at Sussex Uni. That's how Bill met her. The guy with the moustache is Slinger, on/off boyf of youngest sister Joyce, who turns up in the second pic.

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Scrubs Up Well
Scruff-bag Paul T, a man who usually appears in these pages wreathed in smoke and beards, was in fact introduced to me by Sally: they were school friends in Somerset

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Star Turn

Tomorrow, more hot fun in the summertime
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Apr 2018, 19:13

Part one is the summer of 1983, the usual suspects and one never seen before or since.

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Flower Meadow

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Water Crowfoot

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Downward Glance

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Blooming
Golder's Hill Park

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Red Legs
Where, no idea

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Lifeguard
Brighton

Tomorrow, more Brighton, plus Brixton and Cricklewood in a whistle-stop tour
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Postby Rayge » 22 Apr 2018, 19:20

In Part Two, it's the end of March and the snow is going, so I'm off up the hill

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Other People's Houses

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Upton Hellions and Beyond

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Meadowside and Snows
In this case, 'Snows' is the name of the upper street.

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Rose and Crown Hill

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Trudging Tobogganist

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Swept

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Furrows

Soon be over, promise
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Fonz » 23 Apr 2018, 09:28

I only dip in to these occasionally, but there's some nice pics in and amongst. I recognise the bride from some pics you posted a couple of years ago, I think.
'The Granule'. Etymology please.
The tramp with the bag of spuds looks familiar, but I can't place him.
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Postby Rayge » 23 Apr 2018, 10:03

Fonz wrote:I only dip in to these occasionally, but there's some nice pics in and amongst. I recognise the bride from some pics you posted a couple of years ago, I think.
'The Granule'. Etymology please.

Chip's Grandmother was tiny, about 4 ft 10 and slender.

Fonz wrote:The tramp with the bag of spuds looks familiar, but I can't place him.

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Postby Rayge » 23 Apr 2018, 19:43

In part one, more March views of Mid-Devon in the snow from the hill behind my house. Part two, though, is set in the summer of 1983, and it's sizzly

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Pastels

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The North-West Passage

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Topping Out

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Tracery

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Colour Wash

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Humans!

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...Just to Prove that They Really Existed
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Postby Rayge » 23 Apr 2018, 19:44

Part Two

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Basket Case
Brighton

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Mantel Shelf
A first floor flat in Electric Avenue, Brixton

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Sun Shine on Brixton

And four from Cricklewood:
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Coming Along
No curtains required

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Chrispy
This man plays - or played - ferocious blues breakdowns on the harp that often drew blood

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Eat a Peach
And why not? Getting some sugar and liquid in, halfway through a long hot tripped-out Frisbee game with Bill, who took this

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Freefall on Mars
Pussa zones out

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Apr 2018, 19:22

Part one today is well into summer in 1983, as evidenced by the flesh on display, not all of it attractive...oh, wait, that pic of me shirtless isn't in this batch. As you were. Seems like July.

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Anni

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Pimms

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The Elephant in the Room

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Drinks in the Garden
Garden belonging to Pete and Anni, in Tottenham, about 100 yards from where i spent the first 20 months or so of my life

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The Furry Fiend

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Shapes
The original of this was taken on a damaged film, and I've had to do a lo of restoration and cropping, which is why it's rather indistinct, but I thought it was worth it because of the lines of the blue towel, the woman's gesture, the two profiles. No idea who they were, I was just lurking with the lifeguard on the eastern beaches at Brighton.

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The Lifeguard

Next time, further fun and frolics in London-by-the-Sea
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Apr 2018, 19:23

Part Two

I'm still plugging the 'views of idyllic countryside covered in snow from high up' schtick today...

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Fade to Green

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Midtown

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West Sandford

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Benched

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Drift

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Stand

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Apr 2018, 19:24

And just to get it behind us, here's a special Part Three to finish the tale
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Home

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Seen It All Before

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Toytown

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The Way We Went

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Carnival

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Melt

There might be a few more guest appearances of the melty stuff, but that's it for snow events this spring. Hurrah!
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 25 Apr 2018, 20:45

In part one, scenes around the house as the equinox approaches

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Cavalcade

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Six

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Shine

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Resurgam

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Transparent Radiation

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The Guys

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Well
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 25 Apr 2018, 20:46

Part Two
July '83, and we begin in Brighton.

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Domestic Scene

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One Great Leap for Catkind
There I was taking a pic of Biggles from the open window of Billy's ground floor flat, when the fool cat decided to jump across the basement
area to the windowsill.

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The Holiday Spirit
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A Nice Cup of Tea
Debs and Plang

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Mart and His Table Tennis Trophy

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The Gay Gooner
Hm, three pics out of six of people rolling joints.
Anyway, this guy was the younger brother of a friend from my days as a salaryman, and briefly shared the Mansions with me between more suitable lodgings

tomorrow, back with the fast set in That London as Chip gets a year older
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