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Exmouth

This is all Tiff's fault. his recent picture of Dawlish Warren and the mention of Exmouth got me all nostalgic. This is a scan off an old slide from about 1963. Me on the left, my Gran and mother, plus Mandy who was one of the most intelligent dogs I ever knew!  The car was a Triumph Herald 12/50 in a strange cactus yellow with a folding sunshine roof. My mother had three Heralds over a period of years. The last one she had was a red 12/50 which I drove for a while and despite its' strange handling rather liked! My Gran died in 1965 and my mother in 1990. My Dad, who I guess took this picture died in 1967 so I am the only one left from this moment. Photographs bring back memories of people and places and I wish there had been digital around then. I would probably have millions of pictures now  Laughing

Exmouth

This is all Tiff's fault. his recent picture of Dawlish Warren and the mention of Exmouth got me all nostalgic. This is a scan off an old slide from about 1963. Me on the left, my Gran and mother, plus Mandy who was one of the most intelligent dogs I ever knew!  The car was a Triumph Herald 12/50 in a strange cactus yellow with a folding sunshine roof. My mother had three Heralds over a period of years. The last one she had was a red 12/50 which I drove for a while and despite its' strange handling rather liked! My Gran died in 1965 and my mother in 1990. My Dad, who I guess took this picture died in 1967 so I am the only one left from this moment. Photographs bring back memories of people and places and I wish there had been digital around then. I would probably have millions of pictures now  Laughing

comments (18)

You are so right about the memories brought back by photos. Not just of the captured scene, but of events before, after and around the photo.
Bill Phillips: Indeed so Sheila. One thing leads to another when you look at old pictures
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Dec 2011, 00:34
The callow youth, refusing to be upstaged by a dog or a Malboro.
Bill Phillips: My gran used to keep us supplied with cigarettes!
You have done a fine job of processing... Photography does a lot for the memory.
Bill Phillips: It certainly does Larry
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Dec 2011, 06:52
You haven't changed a bit, Bill, have you! grin What a special walk down Memory Lane at this time of the year.
Bill Phillips: Hahahaha! I didn't have a bad back then!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:10
There are a number of comments in order here

You look very young
The group looks very happy
Poodles are extremely intelligent dogs
I learned to drive in a Triumph herald
You blame me for everything
Bill Phillips: True
True
True
Really?
True
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:16
Memories, we collect them....and yes you haven't changed a bit.
Good to have the technology to show slides on the world wide web..... smile
Bill Phillips: I bought a very basic little slide scanner that is very quick. The quality isn't great but it isn't too bad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:33
Oh, this is a wonderful memory picture - I could recognize beautiful Boy Bill or was you called Willy? Early you have lost your father (like me) and too early your mother, too. Your grandma is smoking, a flotte lady! You seem to have been a fashionable, modern family with Mandy, car and cigarette! We didn't own a car in 1963.
Bill Phillips: I have always been Bill. I was 15 when my gran died, 17 when dad died and just coming up to 40 when my mum died
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:34
How are your back? My good wishes!
Bill Phillips: Painful! Thank you for your good wished
''Come on dad, I'm getting bored with all this photography lark.''
Bill Phillips: Actually you are spot on...he used to take ages to take a picture
My aunt has sent two envelopes of old family photos recently. I've had the magnifying glasses out and goodness the memories! I like your look back.
Bill Phillips: I have scanned a lot of old slides. The quality isn't great but I have planes to make a book of them for the kids
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Dec 2011, 10:40
A wonderful slice of 60s life. And you are so wrong about digital - nothing can come close to the effect of old film and slides. The colour of old slide film in particular, is so evocative of those times and is impossible to replicate. If a tiny proportion of our digital offerings have the same effect on us in years to come, it will be a miracle. We are drowing under a sea of mediocre images!
Bill Phillips: You know Ingrid you are probably right! I intend to sit down and seriously cull my digital pictures as most of them are rubbish
However, Mandy was not as good-looking as your mum!
Bill Phillips: to another poodle she might have been!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Dec 2011, 13:06
A bit of nostalgia - just the thing for a christmas weekend.

PS. you haven't changed a lot, performed some elevation miracle, but for the rest ...
Bill Phillips: I was standing in a pothole....maybe
What a lovely picture of you and two of the three most important women in your life Bill, excluding the dog of course, but including Angie who no doubt wasn't on the scene at that time.
I have a lot of slides with family on that I have scanned but never got round to "finishing off" in Photoshop.
Bill Phillips: didn't know she existed. We met the day i started work. April 1st 1968....make of that what you will.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2011, 14:07
The way things were, nice reflection Bill.
Bill Phillips: No idea what the future held. It is a good thing we don't know!
Love all of the memories and such a beautiful scan from so long ago. Love the colors!

It's also nice to know about your family but sad to know that you are the only one of them left.

Be sure to see the next photo I have. I think you will enjoy it.. Hope your holiday weekend is a good one! smile
Bill Phillips: I have a brother but the rest are sadly long gone. i will look out for your next picture!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2011, 20:12
I used to have a poodle, with the wide collar that was popular then. My poodle was black and called Pepi. Your picture does bring back memories - the fashions, for example
A wonderful memory - thanks for sharing Bill!!

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