All photo restorations old or new are in this category.

Oldham Clippies.

Three Oldham Clippies from WW1

This photo of three Oldham Clippies was restored a long time back for someone but I never posted it up due to having done so many similar ones before. I came across it again recently and thought it so captivating it deserved a place on my website.
If I recall correctly the three ladies worked for Oldham trams around 1916 during the First World War. I’m sure enthusiasts could give an exact date, what they are wearing and what route they worked on, unfortunately I can’t do that but the photo is lovely. Oddly enough I saw a photo posted on Facebook recently which showed the lady on the right posing on her own, not taken on the same day but I still recognised her though she is a little younger in this one of mine.
It wasn’t mush of a restoration, just enough to tidy it up and give it a bit more vibrance, hope you like it.

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Reconstructing my old school

Eustace Street school.

For many years I’ve meant to get down to reconstructing Eustace Street school by way of old photo records and anything else I can get my hands on. My old infant and junior school was unfortunately demolished before I could get some pictures and maybe even get a peek inside which was a tragedy in itself but then I found absolutely nothing on the internet either. Eustace Street school now demolished left me gutted as the only photos I personally had were of the rear yard where the school annual photos were taken.
I stumbled on some photos a councillor had taken of it in a derelict state which gave me the idea of Photo Reconstruction. Not easy to do and quite time consuming but I will complete this venture eventually.
The idea is to pinch stuff from other schools of similar age, copying windows, doors and walls etc and making my old school look like I remembered it. Photo reconstruction has now a whole new meaning to me.

The first picture is of the junior Girls & boys entrances and as you can see it’s badly neglected. Second photo shows some work I have done on it and the third a heck of a lot more. There’s a lot more to do and only time will tell if I get there in the end (I’m sure I will). Come back another day and search Eustace street school.

Recontstructing Eustace Street school

Recontstructing Eustace Street school

Recontstructing Eustace Street school

Recontstructing Eustace Street school, stage 1

Reconstructing Eustace Street school

Reconstructing Eustace Street school, stage 2