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”

How to Restore a Photo for FREE using this Online Photo Editor…

How to restore a photo for free

Recently, I came across this great free online photo editor called Pixlr. (It even has a very fitting tagline with this blog! – Make every moment beautiful!) Pixlr has a similar interface to Photoshop,  equipped with the tools perfect for some simple DIY free photo restoration. Read on and i’ll explain some of the tools to show you how to restore a photo for FREE. Continue reading “How to Restore a Photo for FREE using this Online Photo Editor…”

Scanning glass plate negatives of Kent County Cricket Club

Scanning glass plate negatives of Kent County Cricket Club
In the late 1800s – early 1900s, glass plate negatives were the commonly used photographic process. The images were exposed to a glass plate which were coated with a silver gelatin emulsion, however they were (and still are!) very fragile and the emulsion can be easily scratched. Scanning glass plate negatives reveals those moments in history, preserving them for our future generations.

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