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Nostalgia,....it ain't what it used to be.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 12 Jun 20 12.12pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Obviously the CV-19 virus has given a lot of people the opportunity to reflect.
People of my generation (born in the 1960's), had limited access to cameras and recording equipment, so memories are confined in most instances to the grey matter in your head.
Over time , these memories become 'enhanced' and distorted, as is the nature of memories as humans progress through adulthood.

I have few photographs of my childhood and youth, as digital stuff only existed in LED watches.

People in recent years have been more fortunate , with digital cameras and phones to record spontaneous moments and post them on the internet.

What really c-nts me off are the digital videos made under CV-19 restrictions.
Examples include, (but not restricted to)

"Hello, this is a video of myself in lockdown, sent to me in the future,......zzzzz"

"I'm in (place of interest), reporting on some stuff that happened. I didn't see anything, as I was confined to my flat,..but...zzzzzzzzz"


How can nostalgia be present in the actual moment ?

I live amongst fck-wits, is my abiding memory of CV-19. And politicians are included in the description.

 


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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 12 Jun 20 2.48pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

The days of the digital watch are numbered....

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 12 Jun 20 2.51pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Whatever happened to the 'Teasmade'?

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Jun 20 3.02pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Whatever happened to the 'Teasmade'?

I recall the 'Goblin Teasmade'.

I do not drink tea any more. The last time I used to avail of such a beverage was when one used a tea strainer.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 12 Jun 20 3.50pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Back in the day, remember if we wanted photo’s of anything? Having to take a bulky camera for a start, Sod about loading the film, making sure you had battery’s for the flash. Then when you got home, putting the film in the post, waiting a week for them to come back and the realisation that only 2 or 3 of the 24 were any good. And paying a fiver or whatever it costs for the privilege.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Jun 20 4.11pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

Back in the day, remember if we wanted photo’s of anything? Having to take a bulky camera for a start, Sod about loading the film, making sure you had battery’s for the flash. Then when you got home, putting the film in the post, waiting a week for them to come back and the realisation that only 2 or 3 of the 24 were any good. And paying a fiver or whatever it costs for the privilege.

Certainly brings back memories.

I recall loading films in a cylindrical unit into a camera and then ensuring that the display pointed to '1' for the first photograph.This display would advance as shots were taken and then one know when no more could be taken.
I recall owning an 'Olympus Trip' at one time and I believe a 'Kodak Box Brownie'.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Jun 20 4.20pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Certainly brings back memories.

I recall loading films in a cylindrical unit into a camera and then ensuring that the display pointed to '1' for the first photograph.This display would advance as shots were taken and then one know when no more could be taken.
I recall owning an 'Olympus Trip' at one time and I believe a 'Kodak Box Brownie'.

Don't you mean a Fox Talbot.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Jun 20 4.40pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Don't you mean a Fox Talbot.

Several years ago whilst on holiday abroad I had the misfortune to meet a chap whose interests included cameras and photography.

He was wearisome, no lighthouse of joy with 'Misery' etched all over his face.He enlightened me to the fact that he possessed numerous cameras and an array of different patterned camera straps and I readily admit that boredom descended on me in rapid fashion.
It was this 'Yawneroo' who mentioned that he had visited the 'Fox Talbot' museum and I showed no enthusiasm or interest at all.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 12 Jun 20 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Certainly brings back memories.

I recall loading films in a cylindrical unit into a camera and then ensuring that the display pointed to '1' for the first photograph.This display would advance as shots were taken and then one know when no more could be taken.
I recall owning an 'Olympus Trip' at one time and I believe a 'Kodak Box Brownie'.

Is this really you Willo?


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Jun 20 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Is this really you Willo?


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Has his statue been boarded up as well?

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 12 Jun 20 5.10pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Certainly brings back memories.

I recall loading films in a cylindrical unit into a camera and then ensuring that the display pointed to '1' for the first photograph.This display would advance as shots were taken and then one know when no more could be taken.
I recall owning an 'Olympus Trip' at one time and I believe a 'Kodak Box Brownie'.

I had an Olympus trip, they were the in thing at the time!! Remember the advert? I think that was where the phrase ‘who do you think you are? David Bailey?’ Came from!!

 

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