When it comes to the Old and the new, i always go to the subject of photography for a comparison.
When i was little i used a Kodak Extachrome camera to take photos of Mum and Dad and my little sister it had a cartridge that looked like this
You knew what frame you were at at the film because the number in the cartridge changed each time you turned the dial. Later i’d get my hands on a Miranda 35mm camera , which had a counter on the camera.
You might get an extra frame of film from these, but you ran the risk of snapping the film – and losing your images.
Kodak brought in a new system called Advantix – and i got my hands on one of these through an offer on a cereal packet. This system gave me three formats of film to play with…”Classic”, “High Def”, and “Panoramic”. I liked the Panoramic – as i got more into my pictures
In addition the camera gave us an index shot. However despite all the whistles and bells, i had to wait for the processor to get the prints of the film. With the Advent of the Digital Camera – all this changed.
This little card could hold much more than an Advantix Cartridge could, and transferring the images was reletively easy. Holding 20 or 30 times more than my original roll of extachrome film.
I was attending Imperial war museum north, in preparation for their Volunteer Celebration Choir with the Museum of Science and Industry and The Manchester Museum
But for Two minutes today – we stood in silence to remember those who fought and were lost in two world wars.
We then watched the film , Remembrance, which gave some poignant reminders of why the date is kept, to honour all those fallen in conflict.
The day before, I’d been at my spot in the museum – helping relatives of first world war soldiers remember their relations and share their stories with the nation on the Lives of the First World War Database
When was the last time something had me Rolling in the Aisles?
Friday Afternoon half past One – I’m sat watching a pair of Old Comic Masters at their Utmost best – Eric Sykes and Tommy Cooper (without his trademark Fez) in “The Plank”
The two comedians play two bungling workmen assigned to finish off a house build – and go looking for a plank of wood to finish the job after one of them uses their last piece for firewood.
Seems straightforward doesn’t it? But from the arrival at the timber yard to scrapes with other workmen, The plank seems to evade them…all until the end of the film
Of all the fine comic actors in the show…and the plank…who steals the show? The cat that appears throughout the film – the last scene is chaotic – pure Sykes – and you’ll see why if you watch it – I wont give away the punchline!