Batman #202 June 1968

Another thing you might come across in my dining room…


I did.

A frequency meter…


Just a thing I have in my dining room.

A good afternoon at Dawn’s

…with Ann and her family and friends. Ann brought her camera, so expect to see some pictures on Ann’s blog.



Live in the Red Lion, Norton…


Boris Karloff

I love this picture, taken on set, of Boris Karloff taking a break during the filming of one of the 1930s Frankenstein films…


Thanks to howtobearetronaut.

Tynemouth Station




8mm film transfer

All those trains on Saturday were so I could take a 50 year old standard 8mm film projector to Ann’s where Adam was to transfer some old home movies to video. Ann took some pictures of the process…

After eventually re-discovering how to thread the film onto the projector (it’s not right in the photos above!) he managed to produce some quite acceptable results…

This was taken around 1964 and contains the only moving pictures I know of my father, he was nearly always the cameraman.

The Fontanes

Live in Norton’s Red Lion…


Modern Locomotives – High-Horsepower Diesels 1966-2000

A really beautiful book that Ann bought for me…


Trains four, five & six

Beverley to Doncaster


Doncaster to Darlington


Darlington to Thornaby


Train three

Doncaster to Beverley…


Second train

Darlington to Doncaster…


First train of the day

Thornaby to Darlington…


The Purnells @stcktnweekender

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The Purnells, a set on Flickr.

On Sunday 5th August 2012

I’m Backing Britain sticker

From 1968…


The Kill

Live in Norton’s Red Lion…


Stockton Weekender Photographs – #stcktnweekender

I have nearly a thousand RAW photo files to sift through from the weekend’s music festival in Stockton-on-Tees, I’ll eventually post the best of them to Flickr and link here. In the meantime here are a few of my favourites…

Lizzy Once Moore (a Thin Lizzy/Gary Moore tribute band)…

Young Rebel Set

The Go! Team

We Are Scientists

The Pogues (These are a little grainy… but it somehow seems appropriate for this band!)

The Purnells (on the second stage or more exactly off the second stage)

Jake Bugg (spot who is walking in background… he watched nearly the whole set from the wings – is that the right expression for a festival stage?)

Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene performing acoustically

And the Sunday night headliners James…

All the pictures were taken from the audience – no stage front media passes for me! They are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution, No Derivatives Non Commercial Licence which means you can copy them so long as you credit me, don’t alter them in any way and don’t use them for commercial purposes.

You Bet Your Life Outtakes 1955-56

The genius of Groucho…


In Stockton Parish churchyard…