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Half life: The old Box Brownie and the phantom plastic bag

A great blog from Diane Sims for week 16. The blog shows two photos, one of Diane from a local newsletter, and one of her mother from the local newspaper. The photos are taken 64 years apart and although there’s

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Smethwick Street Party 1953

Richard Overy shares a wonderful old photo with us of a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The photo was taken in Smethwick and shows a whole host of interesting faces and clothes, allowing us a glimpse into the past.

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Posted in communities, cultural heritage, culture, photography, special events, streets

Wouldham 1932 River Medway

We’re big fans of the historic photos shared by Richard Overy, and this one is no different. This photo from 1932 shows a group of military men having lunch in a boat on the River Medway. They all seems to be

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Posted in armed services, cultural heritage, photography