Remember finding a rock or a wall, positioning the family 35mm camera, whizzing around the mechanical lever, pressing the shutter button, running back to get in front of the lens… then after the holiday, taking the film to the chemist
Internet of Things, Nest thermostats, Smart Metering… pretty much foreign concepts to a generation who grew up at a time when the red phone box at the end of the road was the way to arrange a “date”.
But its the pictures of The-Way-We-Were which
On eBay, there are a number of Olympus Trip 35mm cameras – for prices around £18.00… or in “new money” about the value of 2 hours at the minimum wage. Back at its launch in 1967, it cost £16… about an average week’s wage (how much
First, gather together any documents that you currently have for ancestors or other family members. GeekDad is the lucky caretaker of much of my paternal family history items, including photos, documents, letters (so many), certificates,
Back in the days when a photo film was 24 or 36 shots, there were always a few frames left in September… finally used up during the family get-together over Christmas. This would result in January’s trip to the high street chemist or local camera shop, dropping