POTW – Infra-red in Tyldesley

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The new IR-converted DSLR is going well, and this week some warm weather tempted me out into Tyldesley Cemetery in the hope that there was plenty of IR light around. And there was. I liked the tones that came out … Continued

POTW – TPS at NEC

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I do like quirky titles for images, and this week the Picture of the Week is from The Photography Show at the NEC. The quirky title has a quirky image to go with it, courtesy of the exhibition organisers who … Continued

POTW – Crail Harbour

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One of our favourite small harbours from the Fife coast, Crail is worth going back to. My family has been visiting here since the 1930s, so it has a bit of history with us, well documented in old family photos. … Continued

POTW – A Week in Fife

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We are back from a week in the Kingdom of Fife, one of our many favourite spots. We were very lucky with the weather, although the weather was not a problem from within the concrete walls of Scotland’s Secret Bunker. … Continued

POTW – Infra Red Adventures

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For this week’s Picture of the Week I have chosen a black and white infra-red image from my new Samsung GX20 camera, that has been converted to shoot infra-red images. I have wanted one of these for a while as … Continued

POTW – Victoriana

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Victorian architecture, plants, a river, old bridges, an aviary and a fernery are all part of this delightful trip back in time to a slice of Victorian splendour. A little decay around the edges here and there adds to the … Continued

POTW – The Romance of Film

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Yes, deep inside my soul I’m a hopeless romantic, so here is my view through rose tinted glasses of the joy of using film. I’ve used quite a bit of film in the past, enjoying every facet of the experience, … Continued

POTW – Classic MG

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There are a few classic cars that trundle around locally. There’s even a cart and horse that appears from time to time. So, when I’m sat having a cup of tea and one such vehicle parks next to me then … Continued

Mrs and Mrs Wilson!

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Hazel Louise and Lynne Louise become Mrs and Mrs Wilson at Preston Register Office on 30th July 2022! Then it was onwards to Samlesbury Preston Hotel for the reception and then onwards to a super, happy life together! A wonderful … Continued

POTW – TLC at Astley Green

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Picture of the week – it’s amazing what volunteers can achieve. Look no further than Lancashire Mining Museum (aka Asley Green Colliery) and the achievements of the team there. The miniature railway has been carrying passengers for a while now, … Continued

Picture of the Week

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Seeing that we are no longer providing the ADAPS website, I thought I would take one of the ideas I had and apply it here- the concept of Picture of the Week. This will be something that has resonated with … Continued

New Archive Images

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Things are finally afoot and a whole host of new Archive images are set to hit the website. These are archive shots from around the Height and Manchester and also archive family shots of the Scollon side of the family. … Continued

Back to Boulge

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  Recently John, Sue and mothers Joan and Jean were to be found at Boulge Church, revisiting the FitzGerald connection. There’s more about that in the Family section of the website, but here is John’s HDR image of the current … Continued

An Expanded Family Archive

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  Thanks to my Aunty Pat’s family albums I have now added 80 new images to the Family Archive section of my Gallery. Pat and I became good friends over the past few years, and she will be sadly missed, … Continued

Phil of the Framing Shop Retires

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  For many, many years Phil has done all our print framing, and also all the print framing for ADAPS. Now, after 40 years in his shop in Tyldesley, today is the day he hangs up his framing business and … Continued