Friday, October 20, 2017

Widening Walton Road in 1960
Some of the first shots I took with my new Agiflex single-lens reflex roll film camera it had cost just under £100 and I started taking pictures for the Clevedon Mercury, working on my own initiative as I went around in the oil van. It took a couple of years but eventually the camera had paid for itself.






In the early days you didn't risk getting run over because the clip clop of horses hoofs was a good warning
What you did have to worry about if you were a female was horses deposits on the road. The was why men invented 'Crossing sweepers'


 This post is dedicated to THE HOSPITAL THAT NEVER WAS






Thursday, October 19, 2017

Clevedon Engineering Co. was based on the corner of then road next to the river. It was started and run by a man who built thr first British car to be made entirely with British components.
As far as I know only 2 of his cars survive both owned by a driver from the South East of Britain.

Fives wall at Bishops Lydeard noticed it on my way through and took a snap.


Gall-Ox bridge at Dunster.


Views across the moors fro the hill where the road goes past the Ordnance survey point; and a look at the river in the valley..



Did you know that Penicillin mass production was 'more or less' invented by the Naval Hospital base in Clevedon. The place was at Eastington in Elton Road with an extension built on the rear that was accessed from Hallam Road.








Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A woven statue near Exmuth. The artist has captured the joy of life in this work. It graces a small shopping center near Exmouth.



Taking a long view if the pier.


Trust the devil rather than big business. We didn't get any of these did we. The top one came near it but what they ended with.







Some sweep shots of Lower Stroud Road.





Tuesday, October 17, 2017




Boarding houses from an early guide book.
So early I was not even born then.
The Misses Willis had given up the school then and were running it as a boarding house.





Air picture taken in the early 30's or even late 20's.
Not the lack of "infilling" on Dial Hill Road.


Running as Dominion of New Zeeland  { at Kensham? I think }



A few shots from my last holiday in Holland.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

The old country folks saying was so right.
"Mist on the Moor
Sunshine to the door.
Mist on the Hill
Water for the mill."
The first half is 100 per cent true, The second bit it happens but only 99 per cent.
These views across what I always call Tickenham flats show the working of the saying well.