About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Sunlight, steam and shadows

This is the glory that was Birmingham Snow Hill station. Opened by the Great Western Railway in 1852 and closed (after a lingering death) by British Rail 120 years later, a new station opened in 1987, but without the charm of the original.

A southbound goods drifts through on 1st October 1950, scanned from a 6x6cm size negative taken by the late Mervyn Mason, now in my collection.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Blackpool 1967

No, not the trams, but a couple of Kodachrome slides taken at the airport on 18 September by the late Lyndon Rowe, who had just landed from Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man. First up is the plane that he may have flown in on, British United Douglas DC-3 G-AKNB of 1942-vintage, a plane that survives in the USA as N59NA.

Below is Handley Page Herald G-ASKK, also of British United. New in 1962, this is also still around, preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum.