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Saturday night

By dudler
Film Friday, and some shots from, I think, 1975. The lead is David C Lynes, known as Fred, sitting in my room (for the record, I spent most of my time at Grey occupying Hollingside 177 - there was a fine view of the dinner queue through the window, and a finer one of Durham Cathedral on the way to join it) at Grey College, Durham, after a night out. He occupied the room next door, and punctuated his studies of Economics by throwing his copy of Livesey's Economics at the wall. A thick book, and it disturbed my sleep quite often.

A shot of Lindisfarne castle and a shot taken at a college disco as versions. Have a good weekend!

Tags: Lindisfarne castle Portraits and people Film Friday Grey College Durham University

Voters: RonDM, Legend147, cooky and 58 more

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RonDM Plus
8 411 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 9:24AM
Looks like the morning after!! great picture - no versions??

cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 9:33AM
Well it was the 70s and students did have a reputation to uphold!

After Saturday night there was always Sunday morning! Lovely memory shots and lovely focus on the subject but just showing your developing interest in photography in the background!

I got married in 1975!

26 Nov 2021 9:44AM
I think a lot more fun was had in the 1970's than there will be in the 2070's, John.
Whatever the case, we wont be there to photograph it...

26 Nov 2021 9:46AM
Indeed. I want to see more of the shots on the wall - the handstanding girlfriend? Proud parents at matriculation? Cool friends?
Lots of stories... And of course, unmistakable slide dust, impossible to remove. At least you weren't tempted to use glass mounts - what a disaster they were.
James124 Plus
8 65 55 Portugal
26 Nov 2021 10:05AM
Memories! I'm trying to justify buying film scanner to resurrect some of my early stuff.

At least you weren't tempted to use glass mounts - what a disaster they were.
I used glass mounts quite a lot, no problems except hen my wife left one loose in her handbag for some days with the inevitable result.

dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1995 England
26 Nov 2021 10:40AM
The girl on the beach was a page from Amateur Photographer. I'm not sure about the others!
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 10:52AM
We believe you John, thousands wouldn't! WinkWink Excellent memory though! Smile
26 Nov 2021 11:04AM
I use to look like that in the 70s. Long black hair, white teeth, beard the only thing missing for me was money. Now my hair is white and my teeth are black.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 11:07AM
Memories of visiting Bill at Grey (he was in Oswald).
He ran Freshers' Week in 1969. I went up to help, I remember freshers arriving in suits and ties, with their parents in tow, in tears because they had lost the keys to their trunks. I was at Warwick, where things were a wee bit different...
Looks as though this guy grew up quite quickly...
26 Nov 2021 11:17AM
Ah yes. Livesey's Economics ....... never heard of it. 🥴🥴🥴 James Joyce's Ulysses was the bane of my callow student life at one point; also a thick book and one that I dismissed as thick because I was too thick to understand it. I finally read the whole thing a year ago. Still too thick. 🥴 Never mind - hurrah for Molesworth! After this week I'm wondering if I ought to apply myself diligently to reading The Complete Works of Peppa Pig.
Thanks for pushing the old nostalgia button and a joy to be reminded that we were once young. 😀
kaybee 18 8.5k 28 Scotland
26 Nov 2021 11:29AM
Why am I thinking 'Mungo Jerry'?
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1995 England
26 Nov 2021 12:20PM
Sideburns, Roy...

Fred tended to arrive back from a night out white and sweaty... A bit of the Tom Cruise look before Tom Cruise, looking at him now. And with added moodiness. He hailed from Oxford - his parents lived on Abingdon Road, as I recall.

He worked hard at concealing considerable intelligence and ability to work hard...
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 12:23PM
The flares are a flash back...
Great set John.
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
26 Nov 2021 2:09PM
Great memories John. What photography is to me. Having these memories til my dying day and to carry on for my kids. The ones they want of course.
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
26 Nov 2021 2:13PM
I'll have to upload some shots from my university days.

Quote:unmistakable slide dust, impossible to remove.

Physically perhaps but dust and scratch removal in the scanner software does a great job.
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
26 Nov 2021 3:34PM
A lot had changed since the 1970's. That expression is still with us though.
Lindisfarne still looks very much the same though Smile
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 3:49PM
Those were the days !
26 Nov 2021 9:17PM
I was a 26 year old then, Recently had bought my Olympus OM1n and f1.8 50mm for a trip to the USA and Niagara Falls. Flew the Falls in a Bell Bubble Helicopter and shot two complete rolls of film. Great memory.

Still have the camera, but now a F1.2 55mm lens
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 440
27 Nov 2021 2:08AM
Well, he reminds me of the late songwriter Nick Drake somehow...

The castle shot is awesome!!!!

Not bad portraits to be fair. If those in them could see them now, they'd say: "Fab". Everyone looks fab younger Smile

30 Nov 2021 4:40AM
Better to throw a book against the wall than your head I guess. Could see the girls liking the brooding dark eyed Fred. Bit of a Dudley Moore look about him. Lovely bit of nostalgia John .feeling a bit nostalgic these days myself

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