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Nostalgia

Steve Stamford | Barbed wire and poppies

Barbed wire and poppies

I often drove past this and one day stopped to take this image. A deliberate sharp focus on the barbed wire with a softening of the poppies to make what I hope is a thought-provoking image.
Steve Stamford | Nothing happened

Nothing happened

I found this plaque on the side of a shop in Lichfield, UK. It made me smile, hopefully it will make you smile too. The internet has many theories as to why this date - but it does seem to be some kind of joke response to other historical plaques. For a while these were available to buy from a well known on-line shop.
Steve Stamford | No pressure

No pressure

Brass pressure gauge at rest - showing no pressure.
Steve Stamford | Great Orme Tram

Great Orme Tram

Great Orme Tram number 6 approaches the summit. Opened in 1902 (lower section) and 1903 (upper section) and remains a popular tourist attraction at Llandudno, North Wales.
Steve Stamford | Old office in mono

Old office in mono

This is the parcel office at a preserved railway as it would have been around the beginning of the 1900's
Steve Stamford | Ford Thames van 2

Ford Thames van 2

This lovely little Ford Thames van is seen here at Fradley Junction. Built in 1954 it has a 1,300cc side valve engine coupled to a 3 speed gearbox with a top speed of around 50mph. Shown here in the livery of what was at the time British Waterways Transport.
Steve Stamford | Ford Thames van 1

Ford Thames van 1

This lovely little Ford Thames van is seen here at Fradley Junction, on the Trent & Mersey canal. Built in 1954 it has a 1,300cc side valve engine coupled to a 3 speed gearbox with a top speed of around 50mph. Shown here in the livery of what was at the time British Waterways Transport.
Steve Stamford | Great Orme bus

Great Orme bus

This rather beautiful piece of transport history is in regular service in Llandudno and provides short rides for tourists. Built in 1958 it is a Leyland Tiger Cub with a Duple body
Steve Stamford | Vintage typewriter

Vintage typewriter

An old Royal typewriter, once the leading edge of office technology, sits on a desk gathering dust. Originally a colour image this has been processed to convert to mono and the digital addition of some dust, grain and other 'imperfections'.
Steve Stamford | Ford Thames isolated

Ford Thames isolated

A vintage Ford Thames van, colour isolated and seen here at the Britsh Waterways yard at Fradley, UK
Steve Stamford | Carousel horse

Carousel horse

A bright, colourful image of a carousel 'galloper'. Although this is a traditional horse the carousels, or merry-go-rounds often have imaginary or comical animals too.
Steve Stamford | Brass and glass oilers 1

Brass and glass oilers 1

Oil drip feeds on a steam engine. Several digital filters applied.
Steve Stamford | Brass and glass oilers

Brass and glass oilers

Oil drip feeds on a steam engine. Several digital filters applied.
Steve Stamford | Steam engine oil drip feed 2

Steam engine oil drip feed 2

Oil drip feeds on a steam engine. Several digital filters applied.
Steve Stamford | Steam engine oil drip feed 1

Steam engine oil drip feed 1

Oil drip feeds on a steam engine. Several digital filters applied.
Steve Stamford | Crandall No3 typewriter

Crandall No3 typewriter

This rather lovely vintage typewriter is a Crandall No3, made by the Crandall Machine Company of Gorton USA around the 1890s. Featuring the 'universal' keyboard as the new fangled QWERTY came to be known.
Steve Stamford | 78 RPM

78 RPM

At the end of the track - an old 78RPM record close up
Steve Stamford | Union Flag

Union Flag

British flag.
Steve Stamford | Dennis Lancet vintage bus

Dennis Lancet vintage bus

1950 Dennis Lancet III bus with Park Royal body
Steve Stamford | Dennis Lancet vintage bus

Dennis Lancet vintage bus

1950 Dennis Lancet III bus with Park Royal body. This image was taken in full coloour and edited to create a more contemporary look. Original colour is also available.
Steve Stamford | Shire horse and lady cart

Shire horse and lady cart

Here we see the Shire Horse Ebony at a country show pulling a 'Lady cart'.
Steve Stamford | Lost luggage

Lost luggage

I came across this small suitcase at the top of a stack and resisted the urge to open it. I know nothing of its history but it looks to have had a pretty tough life so far.
Steve Stamford | Let there be light

Let there be light

An old light bulb glows, by today's standards at least - dimly, powered by a Siemens generator which is being driven by a steam engine.