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Nain – A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents.

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO FEATURING GRANDPARENTS OF ANY KIND.

I have posted a couple of photos from the family albums I have been scanning, and here is another, my Nain, my Grandmother, probably taken at some point in the late 70’s.

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Ken

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Stones, stripes and happiness – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

This week Patti challenges us with:

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37, we invite you to capture history.

History can be personal or public. It can last for a moment, a decade, or a century. It is local, national, or international. It can be a monument, a relic, a person, a place, or a memento. It’s totally open to your interpretation.

Well where to start, and how to limit my response!  When we are away visiting places they are generally ancient or historic sites – we are keen consumers of the heritage industry, though we do not limit ourselves to those places that are handed to us on a plate.

Therefore my first choice will be unsurprisingly, one of the many stone circles we have visited, under the category of ‘Ancient history’.  This is Glenquicken, in Dumfries and Galloway, where we visited last year.  While not the hardest to find, it certainly was not the easiest to reach, and if it had not been for the dry summer we would not have been able to reach it.

‘Stone histories’, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.LAPCHistory

Given I have been scanning a number of old photos recently, and some of you will have seen my posts about them, my second choice will be from the category of ‘Family history’.  This photo is probably of my paternal grandmothers father, I will have to find out.  He definitely served in India, in fact I was told he had been everywhere apart from Germany!  He was a Sergeant, becoming a colour Sergeant eventually, the initials in the top left are JAH, but I am a little less sure of those on the bottom right, so I will hunt down his name and find out!

‘Uniform histories’.LAPCHistory2

And finally under the heading of ‘Personal history’ a photograph of my wife on what was our first visit to Castlerigg stone circle, when we were on honeymoon.

‘Happy histories’, Castlerigg stone circle, Cumbria, 2011.Flying over Keswick

Ken

I could have a story to tell.

So following on from yesterdays photos, recently scanned from an old family album, I thought I would share this one as well.  He looks like there are plenty of stories he could tell.  I think authoritarian would be the immediate word that would spring to mind as I look at this photo.

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And does that say ‘Judge Cope’ or ‘Judge Pope’ or maybe neither!  Neither surname is one I recognise from the family, so how this fits in the album is yet another mystery to explore, but I get the feeling this gentleman may be quite visible if I go looking for him.

Ken