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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

doris and the olden days

Me & doris in the early noughties outside the Crown & Anchor pub in Halifax.

A Lovely day.
 I met with Doris for a Greek Meal in Hebden Bridge at lunchtime ( catching up on news) .
It's what grown up people do.
 Strange how we might know hundreds of people in our lives,. but only a few come back to check up where we are now,
What a lovely person.
Then onto Halifax for a few jars with Phil & Ken...................
(Thursday night: ITN News spent 50 minutes looking at this post tonight.What's that about? Are they looking for "the new Trevor McDonald? )

Saturday, November 17, 2018

the haunted victorian pencil and his nanny.


Today I went to The Good Shepard R.C. church in Mytholmroyd .
. A Labour Party meeting.
The guest speaker was an Damian Casserley ,economist who was an advisor to Gordon Brown/Ed Balls in the last Labour Government.
 He was talking about the challenges to an incoming Labour Government.
We had tea & cake.
https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/jacob-rees-mogg 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Negro Colleges in Wartime

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Emmett_Till

 A movie sponsored by the U.S. Office of War Information:made in 1944. details here :
This is a sepia saturday post.
The theme is around images that feature " cold stone statues and haunted, unrecognisable faces...." 
The statue pictured is that of "Lifting the Veil of Ignorance" a monument to educator Booker T. Washington on the campus of Tuskegee University in Macon County.
The statue is  by Charles Keck , and was dedicated in 1922.
 I didnt know of Booker T until I saw this movie . You can read about his life here:
  My immediate thought, while watching the movie , was that I guess those Alabama students you see would have had to sit at the back of their buses travelling  from the college after  filming .......... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till
Maybe   Emmitt Till's Open Coffin did more for US Civil Rights than any Statue or movie ever did.....?

Friday, November 02, 2018

it may be someone else's blood soaking into the dust, but i am that dust.

I saw this for sale in Manchester Art Gallery's shop today. My Christmas Present for everybody this year?Maybe Donald Trump or Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon  could make a campaign baseball cap with it?

myself & Cathy went to Manchester Central Libary today (2nd november 2018) to see the plans for Jeremy Deller's Peterloo memorial. https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/projects/peterloo2019
What I saw looks good ,although its hard to tell just from a wee model.
The only doubt is the location between The Midland & G-Mex.


 It will be built in that cordened-off area that ,during Tory Conferences, Boris goes jogging.
 Maybe he will trip up on it?
No more news about my 'Moston Photos' http://everton.blogspot.com/2018/10/peterloo.html 
.I guess it will all be under wraps until nearer the 200th anniversary next year?
All I have heard,so far, is  that blown-up versions will be displayed in 5 locations throughout the city (billboards?!) i will be everywhere...like a rash.hopefully, [unless i end up on the cutting-room floor......]
a photo i took of the artist Jeremy Deller a few years ago in Manchester Art Gallery.
All my assorted photos from the last couple of weeks are here:
https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/End-October-begin-November-2018/
The only other things of note today,in Manchester.
(a) I bought my first ever 'white poppy' in the Quakers Lodge in Manchester. Maybe, one fine day, the good people of Halifax, West Yorkshirewill build a monument to remember  the six people murdered in the town by British Army sabres during the 'Plug Riots' ?
https://www.breviarystuff.org.uk/catherine-howe-halifax-1842-a-year-of-crisis/
https://markwrite.co.uk/blood-on-the-streets-of-halifax/ 


(b) in Manchester Art Gallery , a young couple stopped me on the stairs and asked if I minded having my photo taken for " a book about 50 men in Manchester". A black & white headshot....
All of a sudden, everybody wants to capture my image! 
( winks ;) to Pulau Pinang)