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p.risboy

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As I have mentioned in a couple of other post's, a box of bits and bobs came into my possession after my Aunt's death. (I could go on forever about whats in this box).

I found a small packet of 'Ilford' B&W negatives in the bottom of this box. I could not make out the pictures, so I had them developed and put on a cd.
Most of them turned out to be holiday snaps of me and my family at Jaywick Sands near Clacton, and some were at home.:cool:
They were taken about 50yrs ago, and the quality of the pictures are outstanding, considering the amount of time they had been slopping about in this box. Picture atttached of me and my dad.
Anyone else had a find like this.

Steve:)
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Hi Steve,

You lucky thing! I've never found negatives, which is a real bonus for you, but about this same time last year I found 3 boxes at my Mum and Dad's house. I asked them what was in them and they turned out to be boxes sent from England as the last of the Gt Aunts died from each side of the family.

The boxes had been sent about 30+ years ago but hadn't ever been opened. They contained a treasure trove of memorabilia and tons of old photos. Through the family tree research we managed to identify almost everyone. Just one mystery lady left with no place in the tree.

Good luck with you treasure trove, have fun!

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Hi Steve,

You lucky thing! I've never found negatives, which is a real bonus for you, but about this same time last year I found 3 boxes at my Mum and Dad's house. I asked them what was in them and they turned out to be boxes sent from England as the last of the Gt Aunts died from each side of the family.

The boxes had been sent about 30+ years ago but hadn't ever been opened. They contained a treasure trove of memorabilia and tons of old photos. Through the family tree research we managed to identify almost everyone. Just one mystery lady left with no place in the tree.

Good luck with you treasure trove, have fun!

JMR

Hi JMR, Yes i was lucky, but at a price. It cost me 70euros, but worth every cent. (As you can see, my father and I were acrobats. oooops)
Steve.:)
 
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I can always be sideways:D :D

Some of my ancestors were sideways:2fun:

Ben
The happy or 'sad' thing is Benny, I can remember what my dad was saying to me at the time this picture was taken.

It was "clean your sandles or your mother will have us both" :)

I will say, gettiing these developed was the best value for money. Absolutely priceless.:)

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Fantastic photo Steve. Ever tried playing with the rotate button to turn the pic the right way up? Not that it's not fun to stand on your head to look at them, just not sure all that blood rushing to the brain is good for you all the time!!!
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Fantastic photo Steve. Ever tried playing with the rotate button to turn the pic the right way up? Not that it's not fun to stand on your head to look at them, just not sure all that blood rushing to the brain is good for you all the time!!!
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Yes, pressed the rotate button once too often.:rolleyes: We were 'laying' on the opposite side before.:D

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That's a nice pic of your Mum, Steve! Quite a find after all these years and probably lucky to find them later in life. I have some similar snapshots of my lot and they are dog eared from poor storage and from being passed down to different generations, who haven't treasured them as they should! Like me for instance! Who has been guilty (as a child I hasten to add) of pushing a biro through an eye or two of particular grumpy Aunts, I didn't like :rolleyes:

The wall she is sitting on looks interesting, do you remember what it was made from?

And yes the rotate button can be a tricky animal ;)

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That's a nice pic of your Mum, Steve! Quite a find after all these years and probably lucky to find them later in life. I have some similar snapshots of my lot and they are dog eared from poor storage and from being passed down to different generations, who haven't treasured them as they should! Like me for instance! Who has been guilty (as a child I hasten to add) of pushing a biro through an eye or two of particular grumpy Aunts, I didn't like :rolleyes:

The wall she is sitting on looks interesting, do you remember what it was made from?

And yes the rotate button can be a tricky animal ;)

JMR
Hi jmr
Absolutely remember the wall construction. Rocks, shells and just about anything solid, pulled of the beach complete with barnacles, and held together with coarse sand and gravel cement mix. The reason I remember is that I skinned my shins and elbows every time I jumped over it.
These 'Chalets' had no drains, outside 'chemical' toilet, which was emptied by hand every other day. The tanker was a 3 wheeled affair, very large, blue and white and stank like hell. 4 crew members running with buckets of.........!!! and tipping them in the tanker top, running back with some nice disinfectant in the emptied bucket.
I could go on, but I'm starting to feel queasy.
But I had the most enjoyable holidays there.
It always amazes me how much we can remember when our memories receive a minor nudge.

Steve.
 

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They are nice photos anyway and are a treasure to keep.

I have a photo of my great, great grandmother born in 1851.

I know what all of my great grandparents looked like.

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They are nice photos anyway and are a treasure to keep.

I have a photo of my great, great grandmother born in 1851.

I know what all of my great grandparents looked like.

Ben
Couldn't agree more Ben, I have one of either my Gt.Uncle or Gt.grandfather. I have not been able to ascertain which, but it's leaning towards G.grandad, just by comparing the faces of the generations that followed.:)
I am in the process of actually photographing the old photo's and then putting them on the PC. Scanning does not seem to do them justice, no matter how I set it.
But with these pictures that I posted I only had the negatives, so had to get them done professionally.
Everyones pictures are priceless.

Steve.
 

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Ben, you lucky thing. That would have to be one of the earliest photos ever taken. The earliest one I have is a ambrotype taken circa 1862 of my Gt Gt Grandfather's brother, Henry. He was 16 at the time and had worked since the age of 10 as a hurrier in the coal mines and you can still see the coal dust on his hands. Can you post your photo so we can have a look?

Steve, best results with photos to post on-line is to scan at at lease 600dpi and then adjust the size 'to fit web' and bring down as close as you can to 500kb. The key is to scan at high resolution first.

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