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8F at Midford

8F at Midford

On September 4 1965 I caught the 8.15 from Green Park and went to Midford with a friend who was more into photography than trains. We spent the time there a various locations before taking the 3/20 to Wellow and returning to Bath on the 1/10 from Bournemouth.
This is recorded as the 3/0 goods to Wincanton, and it looks to be 48706 in charge. This was taken from the top of the short tunnel at Midford, and part of the old goods yard can be seen to the right. The yard had had two sidings, a 2 ton crane (just visible) and a shed with unloading platform
The film was home developed, and some frames are ok, but some like this are very poor

Posted by Peter Leigh50 on 2021-09-19 09:05:19

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Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend!

Nikon d610
Nikkor 105mm f2.8 micro

A cold and rainy weekend ahead makes for baking at home!

Posted by Nobusuma on 2021-04-09 15:06:43

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Reading room

Reading room

Alfresco : One Building…a lot of Business. Major retailer specialising in the sale of Home Decor, Home Goods, Gourmet Foods, Bath and Body Products, Baby Gifts, Air Roast Coffee,Michigan Wines,Hand Made Chocolate, Gifts, Candles,Dips,Jams,Jellies,Jewelry,Clothing, Kitchen Utensils, Tea Towels,Dishclothes, Box Signs, Lighting, Art, Books,Ornaments,
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Posted by jim mcmellen on 2020-12-20 00:58:46

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Delivery man and his brother, Aswan Egypt – August 1981

Delivery man and his brother, Aswan Egypt - August 1981

Delivery is the process of transporting goods from a source location to a predefined destination. Cargo (physical goods) is primarily delivered via roads and railroads on land, shipping lanes on the sea, and airline networks in the air.

Delivery is a fundamental component of commerce and trade, and involves transport and distribution. Firms specializing in delivering commercial goods from the point of production or storage to their point of sale are generally known as distributors, while those that specialize in the delivery of goods to the consumer are known as delivery services.

The donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals.

Donkeys are adapted to marginal desert lands. Unlike wild and feral horses, wild donkeys in dry areas are solitary and do not form harems. Each adult donkey establishes a home range; breeding over a large area may be dominated by one jack. The loud call or bray of the donkey, which typically lasts for twenty seconds and can be heard for over three kilometres, may help keep in contact with other donkeys over the wide spaces of the desert. Donkeys have large ears, which may pick up more distant sounds, and may help cool the donkey’s blood. Donkeys can defend themselves by biting, striking with the front hooves or kicking with the hind legs.

Donkeys have a notorious reputation for stubbornness, but this has been attributed to a much stronger sense of self-preservation than exhibited by horses. Likely based on a stronger prey instinct and a weaker connection with humans, it is considerably more difficult to force or frighten a donkey into doing something it perceives to be dangerous for whatever reason. Once a person has earned their confidence they can be willing and companionable partners and very dependable in work.

Although formal studies of their behaviour and cognition are rather limited, donkeys appear to be quite intelligent, cautious, friendly, playful, and eager to learn. Source Wikipedia.

TD : Agfapan 100 Professional 35mm film, developed in D-76 1+1 for 7 minutes. Exposure ISO 100 @35mm lens, natural daylight. Scanned with Alpha 6000 edited in ACR, inverted in CS6.

Posted by Karol … on 2021-06-02 18:13:55

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Stillman House / Future Home Galena and U.S. Grant Museum, Galena, Illinois

Stillman House / Future Home Galena and U.S. Grant Museum, Galena, Illinois

This French Italianate style victorian mansion was constructed in 1858-59 for Mr. Nelson Stillman, a regional dry goods merchant. The mansion is located a short walk from the home of President Ulysses S. Grant, who was entertained at the home on several occasions.

Stillman became wealthy from his involvement in the shipping operations on the Mississippi River and from organizing wagon trains that were heading out west. He also opened an emporium on Galena’s Main Street.

The Stillman’s lived in the mansion for over 25 years. Upon Nelson Stillman’s death, Mrs. Stillman moved to Chicago to be closer to her relatives. She rented the property out to families until the early 1900s. The property remained a single family home until 1933. It was then converted into a nursing home from 1942 to 1968. A large one story dining room addition was added and porches were enclosed.

From the 1970s until 2017, the mansion served as a bed and breakfast. An adjacent structure (pictured behind the mansion on the left) also had many purposes: a Medieval banquet and dance hall, tea room and wedding chapel.

In 2017 the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society purchased the site to relocate its Galena and U.S. Grant Museum into a new building on the 3.6-acre property. Currently, the building hosts administrative offices and a conference room.

The Stillman House is a contributing property in the Galena Historic District which encompasses 85 percent of the City of Galena and includes more than 800 properties. The Galena Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, with modifications in 2013.

Galena is the seat of Jo Daviess County in the northwest corner of Illinois. This is the unglaciated area of northwestern Illinois. The rolling hills, history and abundant 19th century architecture draws visitors from throughout the country. The estimated population of Galena in 2019 was 3,158.

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2020-08-16 14:29:45

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