Monthly Archives: October 2012

Riches and Poverty

My dad found his own father an engaging subject for photographic portraits. “Pop” was now in his 80s. His face has the craggy patina of age without appearing careworn. His still quite full head of hair and very thick moustache … Continue reading

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And did those feet…

They don’t seem to have had a lot of wear, these sturdy but rather smart Women’s Land Army shoes, which are on display in the Staffordshire County Museum at Shugborough Hall. Peering into the glass case, Mother remarked that her … Continue reading

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A cast from the past

It was warm enough and shallow enough on Norton Pool, only recently rechristened “Chasewater” in July of 1957 for Grandad Horton and my Uncle George to wade out into its clear water barefoot, trousers rolled up, angling for carp or … Continue reading

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