Thomas William Wingent, born in 1904, was a member of The Society of Glass Technology (SGT) from 1942 to 1959. A society for individuals and organisations with a professional interest in glass manufacture and usage. SGT was founded in Sheffield in 1917.
A selection of glass plate negatives from the 1940s, reveal fascinating photos of glass blowing technicians and various tools and apparatus. Continue reading “1940s glass blowers revealed from scanning glass plates”
Your wedding day is one of the most special moments of your life and having photos is a perfect way to remember it. However, in the days before colour photography, over time these memories you hold will fade and you may be left wondering “what colour flowers did we have?”.
Worry not, you can colourise black and white wedding photos. Continue reading “Colourise Black & White Wedding Photos”
Moments in football are often dramatic, but do old black & white football photos carry the same excitement as ones from the modern day? Colourising old football photos gives them a new lease of life, as you can see in the photo of Anthony Nicholas and Jimmy Greaves during training at Chelsea.
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Our heroes of War deserve to be remembered by more than a faded black and white photo, they deserve to be remembered in full colour. Adding colour to these historic moments brings them back to life and highlights all the tiny details that are often missed in black and white.
Here are a collection of colourised military and World War photos. Continue reading “Colourise Black & White World War Photos”
On 1st April 2018, the world’s first independent air force – the Royal Air Force celebrates their 100th Anniversary. RAF Marham delved into their old photo archives, selecting photos of 51 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, engine fitters and aircrafts such as Fe2b and the Wellington Bomber. As part of the RAF Centenary celebrations, these photos have been breathtakingly colourised, bringing these special historical moments to life. Continue reading “RAF Centenary – Colourised RAF Photos Brought to Life”
Since retiring, my Grandad – Roy Arthur Sharp, has been writing his life story. It may have taken him 20 odd years to complete but he got there in the end! He is always full of stories and with us all living busy lives remembering them will be difficult, that’s why documenting family history is important. It was a pleasure to turn his life story into a printed book, for him to hand out to our family so we can share and refer to those moments for years to come. Continue reading “Documenting Family History – My Grandad’s Life Story”
Every old photo has been on its own unique journey. Whether its been – carried around in a purse, framed in front of a window, stored in a damp loft or battered by the elements of war. So, how much does photo restoration cost? Continue reading “How much does photo restoration cost?”
Murder, theft and even a case of ‘furious driving’; Barnsley Archives delve into history to unlock criminal tales of the Victorian era. To coincide with their exhibition ‘Changing Crimes: True Stories of Barnsley’s Criminal Past’, colourised prisoner photos have brought these moments to life.
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So, it’s that time of year again when you’re trying to think of birthday gift ideas for Dad. He has everything and doesn’t want anything — I’m sure it’s a common problem! I decided to colourise a black & white photo, so I scanned his favourite old family photo and got started!
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Thinking of a unique Father’s Day gift each year is always a challenge! There are only so many times you can buy ‘No. 1 Dad’ mugs, socks and chocolate! And while we’re on the subject – I really despise all those typical unimaginative greeting cards for Dads! Not every Dad loves golf, DIY, vintage cars and farting!
So if you’re ever stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas – colourise a black and white photo and frame it! Continue reading “Father’s Day Gift Idea: Colourise a Black and White Photo”