Wednesday, January 20, 2021

No boat's gonna row


Just checked my feet and the Levee did not break today!

Below, a tv reporter & cameraman today in Mytholmroyd.............


The last few days have been daft down the Valley 

Because of Covid restrictions , the only people on the streets are TV Reporters.

 I have seen at least 3 different channels reporting here . Not here to help, only to "feel our pain" and photograph it !

Friday, January 08, 2021

liberal smiles.....

Mr Corbyn refused to have dinner with Trump. but Johnson backed him for the Nobel Peace Prize. 

 This is all you need to know about the UK establishment and liberal politics in general. 

Saying that , today I bought a great big greasy tub of Brylcreem . The first time in 20 years.

 "The Starmer Effect"?


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

About 13 months ago I was canvassing for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

 During Which , In Todmorden ,I remember passing a graveyard and seeing this statue 

I thought i must come back later and photograph it. 

This week I did.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Los Ojos de Pancha




Veronica Fernandez Zimnoch lives in Argentina.She's a Lawyer in Buenos Aires  She's my Great Grand Niece.

Her Grandad, & my Uncle, was  Antonio Zimnoch (my namesake) . He was ten years younger than my Dad. They last saw each other in 1939 when my dad was conscripted into The Soviet Army ( later to desert and join the Free Polish Airforce  in UK.)

After the war, my uncle married an Italian lass and moved to Argentina.

Apart from the occasional letter , they never contacted each other.Although ,oddly , they died within weeks of each other in 1984.

I still keep in touch with Veronica via facebook.

Antonio Zimnoch : my namesake.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Friday, December 04, 2020

Dance Cards

August 3, 1979 So the swimming pool, Gym and Libraries are back open. That leaves only Gigs:Theaters: Saunas and Movies to tick off my dance card.....(probably other things also, that i have simply forgotten!)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Rave On : John Steinbeck and Miles Davis


So i took this photo at a Christmas Bash at The Hebden Bridge Trades Club 5 years ago.

 At the time it looked so "old and Great Depression Era" Looks fairly contemporary  now....... 

I guess we dress up in the clothes we really want to wear?

7.5.1971 Fillmore West

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Top Of Scout Rocks

I took a nice walk up to Scouts Rock this afternoon .

 Here is a photo I took of the ßénch at the top of the walk up there .

 The sun was just going down..... 


Some of my recent "Walking Pictures"


Friday, November 13, 2020

Lockdown Two

𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘮𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘦, 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘴𝘢, 𝘊𝘈; 𝘈𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵 18, 1989.

𝑨𝒏𝒏𝒂 𝑳𝒆𝒆 ~ 𝑳𝒆𝒗𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒎 𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒅 : video:

Sunday, November 01, 2020

'Lockdown Eve': always my favourite time of the year........


Walker said he was inspired to write the song after an encounter with a street performer in a New Orleans jail. 

While in jail for public intoxication in 1965, he met a homeless man who called himself "Mr. Bojangles" to conceal his true identity from the police. Mr. Bojangles had been arrested as part of a police sweep of indigent people that was carried out following a high-profile murder. 

The two men and others in the cell chatted about all manner of things, but when Mr. Bojangles told a story about his dog, the mood in the room turned heavy. Someone else in the cell asked for something to lighten the mood, and Mr. Bojangles obliged with a tap dance.

 The homeless "Mr. Bojangles", who was white, had taken his pseudonym from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878–1949), the best-paid Black entertainer of his era........

Sunday, October 25, 2020



A black & white photo of a Native American girl.In 1894 (photographer unknown) So beautiful .I colourised it. Looks good!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

White Riot


Try and catch the excellent movie "White Riot" on SKY ART tomorrow (Friday 16th October) at 10 pm . 

Lots of great rare live footage (eg The Clash) of the birth of Rock Against Racism . 

Heavily featured is Red Saunders it's founder. 

Here is Red with Cath a couple of years ago.

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Play Detectives ( in Kerkira )


Big shout out to Julie who helped me this week with my old Family Photos.   

I seem to have cold (again) but unlike some people, I don't make a song and dance about it. I have refused a helicopter and everytime CNN ring me up, I just 'em to "Piss Off"...........

Friday, September 18, 2020

pressure drop

This is a Sepia Saturday post; to see other posts , click here Posting colourised images onto onto "Sepia Saturday" is a bit like Dylan going electric?! "Judas" :)



Some more old family photos I uploaded&coloured this week.
Some are of me & my brother Zyg as kids .Plus my Mum & Dad and Aunt Brenda..
Also a couple of Polish Funerals from the 1960's.
Although my Dad arrived in England during the war ( and joined the Polish Free Air Force Battle of Arnhem et al) , he never got an English passport. And because he deserted the Soviet Army ,early in the war, he was afraid,if he ever went home ,the Polish Communist Government might arrest him.
So ,apart from one visit back in 1965 to see his dying mum ( I was with him when we visited her in hospital:the only time I ever met my Grandma)
As a result, his only contact with the family was by letter. As the years rolled on, he/we recieved photos of funerals. His only contact with a past life......
Here are two examples of family funeral he couldn't attend in person.....
it's maybe why I ,in turn,was also attracted to photography.See the 12 colourised photos here:

A photo of me this week in Hebden Bridge with my Sauna/Swimming buddy Haley.A top published London author (non fiction:Asperger) and very nice lass. See all my week's photos here

Friday, September 11, 2020

I Shall Be Unleashed

 click:everything you will ever need to know about Dylan and dogs.....


I told my brother Zyg that I was uploading   these:
old,but newly,coloured old family photos.

 He gave his blessing."Why should I be bothered? I have nothing to hide" he said.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

A coloured widow in South Parade Halifax 1967


I've been full of Cold/Flu:staying much indoors.Sleeping endlessly .....anyway it's given me time to upload & colour more old family photos.You can see them all here  

And they are all still on display on the slideshow in  the previous post.

One bit of good news.Todmorden Pool reopens on the 9th September.Hurray! Conversely....