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Bob is a guide at the Black country Museum. A man with a host of stories (he is a retired journalist) who shares the love he has for the place with anyone who wants to listen. A great bloke! 


Bob is a guide at the Black country Museum. A man with a host of stories (he is a retired journalist) who shares the love he has for the place with anyone who wants to listen. A great bloke! 

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jun 2014, 00:37
Here he is doing his "Let's go below, slide the hatch shut, so you can feel the isolation of complete dark, and then we can have fun all groping around until we find a way out" routine on the blonde gal.
Bill Phillips: If you saw how little room there was down there.........wink
very nice shot ... you're catching him in his element ...
Bill Phillips: A man who just loves what he does
Every place should have a "Bob"! A very good photo of him!
Bill Phillips: They bring these museums to life E
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 3 Jun 2014, 04:27
He looks like he is enjoying a great life... there is nothing better than having someone to listen to your stories Bill....

BTW... Happy Birthday!!!
Bill Phillips: He is in his element Peter.

Bill Phillips: smile Thank you E
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jun 2014, 04:57
Great shot of Bob. Love the B&W. You can see the interaction in this shot.
Happy Birthday, Bill!!
Bill Phillips: He was great. Thanks for the Greeting smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jun 2014, 06:23
Oh, I would like to listen to him, if I could understand him - a real character and a fine interaction portrait! You are "a host of stories", too, and could share them with other persons!
Bill Phillips: I think you would Philine.....well most of it anyway
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 06:45
Excellent stuff, and just the sort of guide you need in a place like this
Bill Phillips: He was very good. He came in specially as he is a friend of one of our Lions wives.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 06:47
Incidentally - happy birthday ole fruit, do something exciting
Bill Phillips: Helen is coming over this morning with the lad! Ange is working this afternoon so I will be cooking!
He looks a great story teller, lovely moment you've captured there.
Bill Phillips: He was inded Sarah
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 08:23
Looks as if he gives hands on instruction, too, Bill
Bill Phillips: He was a very friendly bloke and full of stories
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 08:24
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lisl smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jun 2014, 08:30
First off I understand many happy returns are in order!

Second a grand B&W Bill - nice and intense around the subject and your photo conveys your opinion of Bob perfectly.
Bill Phillips: Thanks on both Mike. Bob is a real black country bloke.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 09:26
Another delightful candid Billiam.
Bill Phillips: Thank you muchly comrade
  • Penny
  • on my way to breakfast
  • 3 Jun 2014, 09:39
Happy Birthday Bill! (Same day as my sister's if it's today). Hope you have a good time.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed today Penny. The 43rd anniversary of my 21st birthday
Bob's yer uncle. He does look like you. Just read it's your birthday. Happy Birthday and the best returns of the day.
Bill Phillips: Actually he does a bit!
Good portrait, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Frank
He reminds me a bit of Albert Tatlock, one of the past characters on Coronation Street, Bill.

Hope you have a great time on this, your special day.
Bill Phillips: Albert Tatlock....that takes me back to the days of Elsie Taner and Annie Walker! I have had a very nice birthday
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jun 2014, 12:26
Yes, I can well imagine his joy and knowledge as he explains about the workings of the bat's engine, perhaps - or where to stand to keep the water from coming in through a hole.

I understand it's your birthday.. many happy returns.
Bill Phillips: He was more interested in the accommodation which seemed to squeeze a lot of people into a very small space

Thank you
I bet he's a grandpa, Bill, just like you! smile Happy Birthday, again!
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't be surprised Ginnie
Nicely caught shot Bill. Happy Birthday to you, it is our Granddaughter Lauren's 7th.birthday today also, everyone is due here a bit later on.
Bill Phillips: Hope you had a good day Brian...i certainly did
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 3 Jun 2014, 15:25
Great b&w image
Bill Phillips: Thank you Hollie. Pleased you like it
beautiful black and white features here Bill!
And happy birthday sir
Bill Phillips: Thank you Ma'am. I hope your daughter had a lovely day too
he's wearing a good luck wristÂ…nice capture
Bill Phillips: Thanks JC. looks a bit like a copper bracelet
  • Shane
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2014, 17:26
A great shot ....he looks like he got a story or 2 to tell......happy birthday aswell smile
Bill Phillips: He certainly did Shane. Thanks for the birthday thing
Cracking capture Bill, Happy birthday too smile)
Bill Phillips: Thanks Scotia for both
I forgot to wish you a happy birthday, Bill, many more to you! smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Frank
He seems being a joyful man Bill.
Happy Birthday to you!
Bill Phillips: He certainly is Richard

Thank you
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jun 2014, 19:36
He looks a character, it's wonderful when museums have guides like Bob to make history come alive
Bill Phillips: Indeed it is. The guides and volunteers at the Black country museum are very good
A grand dad from a different era, good capture Bill and a happy birthday.
Bill Phillips: He was a delightful character John and Thankssmile

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