Archive for the ‘Supplemental’ Category

The Leek Show

One of the last country shows before the foot & mouth crisis hit (again).  Cranleigh was the week after, and they couldn’t  show any animals due to government restrictions on moving cows and sheep. 

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Cumbria

Only the second time I’ve been to Cumbria, and then it was only an overnight stay.  Beautiful, I enjoyed very much walking and running in the hills (the Howgill Fells).  One day I got to visit four of the Howgill peaks, Bram Rigg, Calders, Arant Haw and Winder on a run.  The picture here shows the path just before the really steep climb started.  The peak of Bram Rigg is in the centre distance, but by the time I got up there (some 45 mins later) it was completely in cloud.  Due to bad visibility and my GPS batteries being low, I decided not to visit a fifth summit, The Calf.

The Age Before Digital

Somewhere I have photographed a lot over the years is the town of Leek in Staffordshire, where I have family ties.  Tittesworth ReservoirI’m relatively new to digital photography, but have boxes full of 35mm negatives going back to the 1980s.  Sorting through some pictures the other day, I found some shots of Tittesworth Reservoir from 1999 (all my negatives are already sorted by date from a project a few years ago).  This one was nice, so I fired up the 35mm scanner, and scanned it in.  The square (SJ9959) already has a first geograph, but I thought it was nice enough to warrant uploading another one.

I also found a historic picture of a rather beautiful building that got demolished for the Glaxo Smithkline HQ in Brentford,  London (gridref TQ1777).  Trico Factory, Brentford

Taken on B&W film, this looks like an ancient photograph (actually the negatives are not in a great state), but it was only taken in 1990.  For some reason the moderator didn’t think this warranted being a geograph so it is only classified as a supplemental image.  Arbitrary, and a bit dispiriting really.