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    I recently found a few old family photos. There are a few of me, one of them is this one. I reckon I was probably less than two, but might have been older? Funny thing is that, perhaps because being photographed was such a rarity, I can actually remember this incident and its one of my earliest memories. We lived in Linkside (Woolton) and I was helping clean the panes in the back door. I remember thinking it would be more efficient if I stood in the bucket, and then not understanding why I was being laughed at because of this. Obviously it was funny enough for someone to get a camera out.




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    Does anyone know how to improve the quality of the photo? It's faded so it looks almost like a negative. Any suggestions appreciated. I've got a basic version of photoshop but that doesn't seem to do much to it.

    I've found loads of old negatives as well - does anyone know a cheap way of getting those onto my computer? Do I need to get them developed at a photo place like Boots?

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    Taken by my Dad, not sure when, I think about 1970 but its not dated on the back.

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    Someone will no doubt do a better job than me but this is my attempt:

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    Check the attachment out:
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    Told ya

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    Another that is a bit ****ed up, assume it's one of my Dad's as they are the only ones in the box. But I keep seeing this view in old photos, and I wonder if it was a common view for amatuer photographers in the 1950s, a bit the way nowadays people take pictures of the Pier Head or whatever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Someone will no doubt do a better job than me but this is my attempt:

    Attachment 3233

    Wow! How did you do that? That is my first view of myself as a toddler I've seen! What a fat face I had! I wonder what the sink thing is on the left - maybe that is what sinks used to look like? I reckon it was taken around 1960 or 1961.

    Thanks for converting the image for me.

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    Default James Street October 1971



    It's got October 1971 written on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Check the attachment out:
    Thanks Kev, what did you do to ne-negataivise it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpolitan View Post
    Wow! How did you do that? That is my first view of myself as a toddler I've seen! What a fat face I had! I wonder what the sink thing is on the left - maybe that is what sinks used to look like? I reckon it was taken around 1960 or 1961.

    Thanks for converting the image for me.
    I did a poor conversion - took a photo of it on my mobile in 'negative' mode so it turned out 'normal'

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    Looks like 1970s to me.

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    I think I can remember my Dad taking this, as I was really impressed with that fountain thing....I think this photo is around 1970. Interesting that the tiles around the casing are dark in those days, as if memory serves me correctly they are white now.

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    The old Derby Pool, Harrison Drive, New Brighton. It was an open air pool, I think about half a mile or so up the road from the main New Brighton pool. We didn't like it as much because it always seemed to be colder. I think this photo was probably taken in 1970s, but I can't remember when that pool closed.

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    Royal Iris, assume taken from Seacombe landing stage in 1970s

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    There you go.


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    Brilliant pictures, I used an image editing proramme called Fireworks (Macromedia) and just selected invert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Brilliant pictures, I used an image editing proramme called Fireworks (Macromedia) and just selected invert.
    Looks just like your oldest, Kev.

    Liverpolitan.
    They're great photos of Liverpool.
    Would you like to put them in "Old Liverpool"?

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    Looks just like your oldest, Kev.
    He does a bit Phil, cheers
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    Thanks Drone.

    Philip - yes I should put the betters ones up in "Old Liverpool". I like the James Street one, it was obviously taken before they enclosed the bridge over the tracks. The frustrating thing is that I am sure there are loads more somewhere, as my Dad loved taking pictures and even made his own amatuer "dark room" thing because it was costing too much to get them developed. He used to like taking pictures around Birkenhead Docks so I am sure I must have some from there. I am just not sure where they are. I'll try to get some more scanned before too long.

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    I was looking at what you called a sink, it looks to me like an old fashioned baby high chair with a baby bath sitting on top of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpolitan View Post


    Another that is a bit ****ed up, assume it's one of my Dad's as they are the only ones in the box. But I keep seeing this view in old photos, and I wonder if it was a common view for amatuer photographers in the 1950s, a bit the way nowadays people take pictures of the Pier Head or whatever?

    WOW love the pic with the Daimler Corpy buses at the LIME Street turminus of routes 23/24/28

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    Liverpolitan.great photo Guinness is good for you,I played snooker in the hall behind where that sign is many a friday afternoon untill the pubs opened,if you fancy trying to fix you pictures and you have a scaner in order to keep the ariginal safe,go on google.co.uk and download a small program free wich you can fix rips, cracks,folds, the program is called fxfoto if you don't get on with it bin it simple.edwardo.ps this program in nothing to do with me I don't
    get anything from it.its just a good little program.

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    Hello Liverpolitan, smashin, pics. That one of the fountain in Drury Lane shows the office block that I used to work in. In fact I did my last days work in that block in 1999 before I "retired". It,s called Mersey House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpolitan View Post

    What a fantastic contrast with what is there now! Who would have believed that it would have vanished so quickly? Great picture.
    Last edited by Jericho; 06-04-2007 at 08:53 AM. Reason: posted the wrong picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpolitan View Post
    Thanks Drone.

    Philip - yes I should put the betters ones up in "Old Liverpool". I like the James Street one, it was obviously taken before they enclosed the bridge over the tracks. The frustrating thing is that I am sure there are loads more somewhere, as my Dad loved taking pictures and even made his own amatuer "dark room" thing because it was costing too much to get them developed. He used to like taking pictures around Birkenhead Docks so I am sure I must have some from there. I am just not sure where they are. I'll try to get some more scanned before too long.
    Thanks.

    They're particularly special because the 1960s & 1970s photos seem to be the rarest.
    Probably, like your father's, they're still waiting to get a wider showing.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone - I will start looking through the negatives and see what else there is, and hopefully put some more pics up once I get them developed.

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    Nice one Liverpolitan, any more of the commie blocks? I'm always interested to see old pictures of Liverpool with loads and loads of tower blocks.

    I posted your picture here:
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408485&page=67
    Its a thread for wierd people like me who romanticize tower blocks.

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    Have you/they seen this page on my site then Twiz?

    http://pic7.piczo.com/go/pageeditor
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Have you/they seen this page on my site then Twiz?

    http://pic7.piczo.com/go/pageeditor
    Just asks me to log in. But your page has been posted on the skyscrapercity thread and is amazing!

    Quote from Butterfield - Birmingham:
    "That Liverpool link really is shockingly fantastic! I nearly choked looking at it."

    Did you get a lot of your pictures from books?

    And if you like tower blocks - have you seen the Red road ones in Glasgow? No less than 32 floors!

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