Looking through some old negative files I realised that some of them are becoming vintage, a bit like me. One of the sheets had some negatives from 1984, the camera I had at that time was a Zenith EM, with a 50mm Helios and a 30mm wide angle Pentacon lens.
Red phone boxes, with a 3 wheeler Reliant parked beside them. There’s even a bank pre ATM days. The chemist was offering 24hr photographic developing and printing.
2018 (last Thursday)
The bank has gone along with the red phone boxes. Now it’s mainly bars coffee/beer and charity shops, but the chemist has survived.
The negatives also had some images from a trip to Lincoln.
Lincoln St Marks Station
The track and most of the station buildings have now gone.
Lincoln, Medieval City Gates
Woolworths no longer exist and Littlewoods have very few stores nowadays.
On the same roll a trip to Malvern, Worcestershire.
View Over Malvern
These were on the walk up the Malvern Hills.
Photography was relatively expensive back in the 1980’s so you had to be a bit more careful with the amount of shots you took, well I did as I wasn’t on a very big salary. Wish I still had that Pentacon lens, its pretty sharp even on the Fuji 400 of the day.