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Aston Hall in the early 1960's

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Comments (9)

Anne Wiese on December 17, 2009

This is an excellent shot beautifully composed, Peter! Thank you for sharing these old photos with us! Greetings, Anne

pedrocut on December 17, 2009

Hi Anne

This is a scan from a slide taken by my late uncle. What is amazing is that he lost his right arm during the war and could still hold the camera steady to take photos. He was also a good snooker (Pool) player, and made light of his disability.

Best Wishes Peter

pedrocut on December 17, 2009

Hi Anne

Here is the view from the rear of Aston Hall that you visited a few weeks ago.

Again here can be seen the smog that used to come down over the city of Birmingham in those days. The introduction of “smokeless zones” started to make a difference and nowadays we never get the dense smogs. I suppose it would be true of the rest of industrial Europe.

Best Wishes Peter

Gernot Baur on December 21, 2009

Hi Peter a beautyfull misty atmosphere and a "high quality scan".

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Gernot

pedrocut on December 23, 2009

Hi Gernot

This picture was taken as a slide by my late uncle, and I am pleased with the scans have come out. The mist is probably an industrial smog that used to descend over Birmingham at that time, and I think he took this picture from the rear of the Hall somewhat later in the day

Have a great Xmas and a prosperous New Year, I will make a point of looking at your latest pictures over the Xmas period!

Best wishes, Peter

Manoo Mistry on June 11, 2010

Not a bad scan Peter, where are those huge conifers or something behind that wall?....were they still at early stages?


Manoo Mistry on November 4, 2011

Yes Peter, bit uncanny that I took photo from the same spot. It was unintensional, as I was trying out my new camera. Those chimeneys really confuse me now..three at the back are untouched..Manoo

BOGDAN de Varsovie on October 7, 2013

Wonderfully composed image.


Best wishes.


pedrocut on October 21, 2013

Thank you Bogdan.

This is actually a scan taken form a slide, the picture take in the 1960s by my late uncle. The haze is due to the smog we used to get around the industrialised city at that time.

Best wishes Peter

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Plustek OpticFilm 7300