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18 Aug 2017 9:26AM
love the grainy haziness which adds a nostalgic touch to these scenes

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Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 10:14AM
Interesting to see the quality of the images and the styles of the day - car looks quite nice to me!
Kate Grin
18 Aug 2017 10:18AM
There's still a place for these old images😊
18 Aug 2017 10:30AM
Great series, it feels like yesterday, where do the years go?
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 599 England
18 Aug 2017 11:12AM

Quote:There's still a place for these old images

Agreed, as the title sys...

Unless that ground has been built on I guess it;ll look much the same today expecially the church (assuming it is still there!) though the trees would be taller.
The car is realy the only thing to suggest the era. I'm sure I should know the make though I hadn't even started school in 1968 Grin
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 599 England
18 Aug 2017 11:32AM
A bit of research leads me to suggest a Vauxhall Victor, pre 1964 going by the number plate which doesn't have a year prefix letter. Tody's equivalent a Vauxhall Insignia.

For my mod I duplicated the layer and set to Multiply blend mode at around 50% opacity. Colour Balance was warmed, a slight green cast removed, Vibrance increased and a small Curves adjustemnt to tweak brightness and contrast to finish it off.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 12:10PM
My new school music teacher had the estate version of this Victor when I moved up to grammar school in September 1961. It was large enough to carry his harpsichord, and that was the instrument that really inaugurated my love of Baroque music.
He had previously attended the school as a pupil; about seven years later he moved on to become music adviser in Cumberland (I think it was).
As your title suggests . . . Happy days!
Thanks for this one, John.
dimalexa 2 2 Greece
18 Aug 2017 12:54PM
The Vauxhall Victor reminds my childhood, one of my loveable, that time, cars (we had a Hillman Super Minx in family)... Very interesting and beautiful set, of very good quality, depending to the era, photos! Thanks for sharing, John!
Excellent, we had a Vauxhall Victor in the 60s
Robert51 11 7 92 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 2:23PM
I had a mate at work that had a 101 and he would never drive it in the rain.

When you look back at all the different cars you had over the years, and the strange shapes they have been. The strange thing is you can name every one of those old cars, not the same today.
18 Aug 2017 2:28PM
Great to see these John and I even like the mod's Smile

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
18 Aug 2017 3:09PM
So interesting to see.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
18 Aug 2017 4:49PM
I don't know about sugar; Tish has certainly had too much something. Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 10:38PM
Great to see John GrinGrin

dudler Plus
16 978 1536 England
19 Aug 2017 12:10PM
I wish I had soem of wahtever Tish is on...

At one point, briefly, I owned a Victor FB, like this - mine was 841 TWL, I think. It was roomy, the gear lever vibrated, and it had the cornering and braking ability of a cow on rollerskates... A friend at university was given a Victor FA, which looked very Fifties Yankmobile: three-speed column change, drum brakes all round, and quarterlights that curved round ahead of the door - at least the FB was moving into hte Fifties in technological terms.

It was odd, at the time, how Vauxhall and Ford owners dismissed the technologically advanced cars (things like the Morris 1100, the Mini, the Austin Maxi, the Renault and Citroen ranges) as too complicated, despite their superior performance in almsot every area... Can't be doing with five doors and five speed gearboxes, front wheel drive, radial tyres...

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