1940s glass blowers revealed from scanning glass plates

Society of Glass Technology 1940s

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”

RAF Centenary – Colourised RAF Photos Brought to Life

Colourising old photos in celebration of the RAF Centenary. Featuring the Wellington Bomber during WWII

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”

Documenting Family History – My Grandad’s Life Story

Documenting Family History - My Grandad's Life Story

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”

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Colourise a Black and White Photo

Colourise a Black and White Photo for Father's Day Gift

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”