Shanklin, Isle of Wight

This photo was taken in Shanklin Village, Isle Of Wight, in about 1924 by either my grandfather or my mother - probably the latter, since it was taken on a cheap box camera rather than my grandfather's nice plate camera. This is probably the same box camera I used as a child in the 1950s - literally box-shaped, and very limited (and, as you can see, with none too good a lens). The photo gives a nostalgic glimpse into the 1920s: and you can see a modern shot from about the same position on this web page.

Click here for a larger version of the photo.

Posted: Mon - February 19, 2007 at 08:39 AM by Roger Wilmut          



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