Weekly Black and White Challenge - ending 8pm Wed 30th October 2019 - Repurposed newspaper


24 Oct 2019 9:11AM
When I was a nipper newspaper was abundant and put to multiple uses. I recall hearing tales of it being used for unmentionable purposes long before I was born too. An early form of recycling, if you will.

Times have moved on since then, for good or ill - I'll let you decide. But these days we seem to digest most of our news in digital format in one way or another.

This week I'd like to revisit times past. Show me, please, your very best images of alternative uses for newspaper. And yes, that is very definitely an excuse to indulge in a Sunday morning newspaper reading tradition, if that's your thing. 😉

Happy reading folks ... just photograph whatever you use it for (or make with it) afterwards.

The rules, as always....

1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. All images must be taken after the theme is announced.
3. All images must be uploaded by 8pm on Wednesday
4. All uploads must be B&W (or sepia toned)
5. Only one upload per member
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week challenge and the judge’s decision is final
7. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week
8. Read plenty. Photograph lots. Have fun.

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DaveRyder Plus
5 3.5k 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2019 3:10PM

Quote:. I recall hearing tales of it being used for unmentionable purposes long before I was born too.



Cut into squares on piece of string in the outside netty.......
Yes when I was a child (early 60's) I had an Uncle with just such facilities at his home.

I lived with my Gran, we used it as sheets in bottom of budgie cage.

Oh the memories you've triggered..... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EddieAC 14 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2019 4:15PM
Newspaper for this challenge...... Well they are Black and White but also read all over. Grin
24 Oct 2019 5:18PM

Quote:Newspaper for this challenge...... Well they are Black and White but also read all over. Grin

🙄 The old ones are the best eh?

I'm afraid you're showing your age there Eddie. Modern newspapers do print in colour too, you know. 😆 Not that it makes a lot of difference for this challenge, of course.
EddieAC 14 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2019 7:34PM
Some days I can't help but show my age. Smile

I do have an idea for the theme. It may require a selfie though (fully clothed). Tongue
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
24 Oct 2019 7:58PM
Don't use newspaper. You can't even get chips in it these days. Sad
24 Oct 2019 9:18PM
Sadly, you can't even get chips in newspaper at places like Beamish where they're recreating times past! 🙄
27 Oct 2019 7:44AM
I realise your attention will be on the weekly macro challenge today. But just a friendly reminder for those who need it...

It's Sunday. So if you want/need to invest in some subject matter for the Black and White challenge on Wednesday, now may be a good time. 😊 Newspaper reading in front of the fire on a Sunday morning? Life doesn't get much better! 😉
KrazyKA 3 1.3k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2019 12:49PM

Quote:. I lived with my Gran, we used it as sheets in bottom of budgie cage.


Ha yes!!

🦜🦜🦜
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
27 Oct 2019 5:54PM
I plan to pick up a free paper from the bus tomorrow and then figure out what on earth I'm going to do with it!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
27 Oct 2019 6:37PM

Quote:I plan to pick up a free paper from the bus tomorrow and then figure out what on earth I'm going to do with it!

Make Ledley a nice toy with it. My Frostie loves paper. Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
27 Oct 2019 6:38PM
Mine is all planned for tomorrow. The weather forecast is for dry conditions, which are vital to the idea...
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
27 Oct 2019 9:43PM

Quote:
Quote:I plan to pick up a free paper from the bus tomorrow and then figure out what on earth I'm going to do with it!

Make Ledley a nice toy with it. My Frostie loves paper. Smile



Oh yes - I must admit it's been a while since I've given ledley a big sheet of paper to play with - how remiss of me!
EddieAC 14 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2019 4:41PM
Well, I've taken mine now. No need for the adult box to be ticked but I'm in it using newspaper in the bathroom for something the wife has used it for (not unmentionable purposes). Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
28 Oct 2019 6:04PM

Quote:Well, I've taken mine now. No need for the adult box to be ticked but I'm in it using newspaper in the bathroom for something the wife has used it for (not unmentionable purposes). Smile

Curlers in your beard???


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