Thursday, 7 November 2013

More clever dick computer work

Members arriving for choir practice in the early 1950s 
Despot Jason has been working like a little ferret today and here are some of the results...I know a little boring for non Trelawnyd residents, but a fascinating journey for us locals.
The old long gone cottages at the bottom of high street
The same view showing the new pensioner bungalows
one of the three village shops. The little girl still lives in the village


62 comments:

  1. These are absolutely brilliant John. I wish someone would do the same thing in Chagford.

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  2. There is one on the way for you Em Parkinson

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  3. we have books about Philadelphia like this, a "then and now" review.

    I like the last pix; she still lives there! and it's not boring, even though I don't live in wales. history/architecture is fascinating to me!

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  4. My my! This really is 'Time Machine' stuff. Great!

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  5. I'm enjoying these!
    It's interesting that the streets have changed so little. Round here there would be hardly anything left to attach the old photos to. Too many of the buildings have gone to make way for multiple Tescos and roundabouts.

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  6. How brilliant to superimpose the old photos and good to learn that the little girl still lives in the village. It is good to see old villages with some things not changed, as opposed to the American passion for tearing things down when they are 50 years old.

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  7. wow how clever!

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  8. Fantastic photos! Love that sense of history. Last year I saw a show of old photos of the Columbia gorge (near where I live in Oregon) and while the canyon hasn't changed, I loved the old docks and fishing camps.

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  9. It's always fascinating to see the old and new together.
    I have the series Times Gone Past of my hometown, it really gives you a window into the past.
    Wonderful job !
    ~Jo

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  10. Im enjoying these..wow..its very clever
    AFM xx

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  11. Crikey, Jason is a clever chap isn't he? Takes me back to my valley.

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  12. Jason, you did good - this is a wonderful journey into the past and present - BRAVO!

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  13. Excellent - love them

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  14. I actually found this fascinating. That is all.

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  15. Love it - has Jason shown the little girl yet ?

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    1. ...and did you see these AMAZING images I posted last year for Remembarance Sunday ?

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    2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219584/Ghosts-war-Artist-superimposes-World-War-II-photographs-modern-pictures-street-scenes.html

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    3. I saw them .....absolutely amazing

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    4. Hi Jason, those images were so powerful. Love your piece of history too x

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    5. Did you make those images penny ?

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    6. I was going to ask you for some tips !

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  16. These are awesome! Not boring at all. More, Jason, more!

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  17. I'm enjoying these. I love the haunting past that they contain.

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  18. They would make a great exhibition in your village John.

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  19. No, not boring in the least. I'd love to see what the bottom of High Street looks like now. What's in place of those cottages?

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  20. Brilliant - places in old photos always seem much more alive with more people in them xx

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    1. One of favourite sites is spitalfields life ( it's set in East London ) ....some of the photos of old London , considering how populated it is now and was then , have streets that are almost deserted of people but seem so much more full of something you can't quite put your finger on .......that's what I love about these little things

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  21. Where's your blog, Jason?

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  22. I use john .....he is the Lennon to my McCartney

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    1. No. You need to get busy.

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    2. You need to learn how to play drums and then all we need is a George .......

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    3. Piano and flute. That's all I know! And that was a long time ago. Good night! :)

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    4. HINGE TO YOUR BRACKET MORE LIKE

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    5. I won't be Ringo, but I'll volunteer to be a piano playing George. The Beatles should have had a pianist.

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  23. Piano is good.....flute is not .....prefer just plain whistling

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    1. Jethro Tull??

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    2. I wished you a Happy Birthday, you popped over to say thanks, and I got a 5000 percent increase in visits. I think you need to start a blog. You might make a pound or two. Hahaha.

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    3. We shall go half ......you could be my agent ?

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    4. No, it's all yours. Can I come to the party, though?

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    5. You can be the doc Holliday to my Wyatt ......

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    6. Both of my parents whistled tunes around the house. I can't whistle. Can barely (sometimes) whistle for the cat to come home. That's why I like Roger Whitaker - he whistles beautifully!

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  24. Why do those photos make me a bit sad? It's not even my town?! Jason should publish a book or maybe he's working on such and I missed it.

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    1. They make me sad as well .....as for the book .....not yet but Susie in Michigan is slowly becoming a potential simon cowell and we may soon have conquered Ann Arbor ....

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  25. Absolutely loving the magic of Jason's photos. We have a local newspaper that does a weekly column titled "Then and Now" featuring photos "100 years ago today", but no one has been clever enough to do as Jason has done. Excellent! More, more, more!

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  26. Bloody hell
    I go out for the evening and bingo
    It's the bleeding jason show!
    Lol
    Thanks for all the comments x

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    1. That's progress john .....

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    2. Ha Ha loving the comments conversation; Jason was keeping us company while you were out John - does he walk the dogs & put the chickens to bed too ?

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  27. They make me sad in as much as hardly anything is ever actually improved. It's so easy to destroy, but so much more difficult to create.

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    1. I morn the cottages at the bottom of high street but they were, by all accounts rather run down for years before they were demolished
      The thing that makes me sadder was the closing of the shop and post office

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    2. I'm not a resident, but I love the photos. They're interesting and sadly beautiful.

      Love,
      Janie

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  28. I don't think they are sad at all
    Funny that

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    1. I think they're sad because we've lost that time and can never return to it, however much we miss it. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

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  29. That is great! He truly is a 'clever sausage'! Hehe!

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  30. A wonderful job!

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  31. Not boring at all....I love seeing the village and it's people! Keep em coming!

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  32. Neat idea which I'm bound to think of for myself one day. Forgive the plagiarism when I do!

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  33. Actually it's rather interesting for non residents too.

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  34. Fascinating, Jason. You've done a great job, and it really brings the past home. John, you'll have to change the name of your blog to: The John and Jason Show!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  35. Very clever idea. I'm surprised nobody's thought of it before. Or perhaps they have.

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