Saturday, February 27, 2021

My Grandmother Helen

 Who Died in Childbirth, So even my Mum never knew her........

Linda Thompson ( of Richard & Linda Thompson fame) said this was "Amazing" when I posted on facebook today.

Memo to Sir Keith


Saturday, February 20, 2021

If dreams were lightning


This Week.

Me outside a window of the Hope Gallery in Hebden Bridge.

 Making an Exhibition of myself.......

audio: John Prine 1972

and a bonus! we bumped into the lovely Bea in Hebden!

Friday, February 05, 2021

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........

Phil's Birthday Drinks In Halifax

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