Walsall Council House photograph used on Geograph web-site
One of the reasons you see a photograph nursing a camera of me at the top of this blog site is because I have been a keen amateur snapper for many years. My interest in photography came from my dear old dad who was not only a keen stills photographer, he was enthusiastic about cine as well and was a founder member of the Castle Bromwich Cine Society back in the late 1950's.
In those days when he did his photography it was all black and white and he used to take over the kitchen, much to my mothers delight, black out the windows and do all his own develping and printing. I often helped him and we would several hours of an evening working on his photographs, some of mine too when I began taking photos too.
So, this diversion from my usual topic, which is to write about the disaster known as the EU, is due to the fact that although we have been inflicted with the usual bank holiday weather, I have, at least, managed to find a gap in the weather on Sunday morning to get around my town of Walsall to take some photographs to upload onto a web-site called GEOGRAPH.
I have been adding photographs to this site since the beginning of 2008, all bar one of these photos on this posting have been put on to that site today, the photo of Walsall Council House has been listed on MY PROFILE for quite some time.
The photographs on this page are of locations around Walsall town centre starting from top to bottom: Walsall Council House, Martha's Vinyard which was once the Magistrates courts in Walsall and is now a bar, a fine old Victorian building which houses the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society and the Leicester Street entrance to the Town Hall. That was the entrance we used to go in for the Saturday night dances during the early sixties in the days of my youth.