Trafford

Trafford

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Joined on Jul 15, 2007

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On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)
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Stephan K: Is the car a Singer? Anybody have more info?

The car is a Morris 8, I had my first car in 1958, it was a 1935
Morris 10, but a Saloon (Sedan) version.
Another interesting picture is the sign post showing the
distance and directions to the next towns.
The very next year all those sign posts were removed as
Dunkirk had happened and the threat of invasion was feared.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

This is a real treat for me on several scores, I am now 87 so in 1939 I would
be 12 years old, old enough to remember that year immediately before
the war broke out, preparations were already under way , men were being called to the colours if they were in the Territorial Army.

My first serious camera I bought in 1941, it was an Ensign Relflex camera,
took 120 size film. I did try some Dufaycolour film, it was expensive and
the processing took over 3 months due to the wartime conditions.
The slides were very dark, probably because I under exposed them.

The other interesting thing is the Morris 8, my first car was a 1935 Morris 10,
a saloon model, it had been stored during the war years, I bought it in 1955,
but it looked very much like the convertible shown in these excellent and
historic photos of yours.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 21st comment
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tallguy600: OMG, that's impossibly ugly!
How could they release those pictures of a product destined to never ever see the public?

My first thoughts, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 23:32 UTC

He looks good, I am that age (86) and that same type of stocky build,
can never get anything to fit, and can't afford to get bespoke
tailoring.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 23:44 UTC as 11th comment
On Canon Powershot N first impressions article (112 comments in total)

A gadgeteer's paradise toy, looks great.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 19th comment
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

A nice upgrade feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 22:45 UTC as 37th comment
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

Stop using the wife's hand lotion and sandpaper
your hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 02:17 UTC as 20th comment

It would be nice to see some images before all this hyper carping
from the resident moaners.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 15:53 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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