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Royton Bogie

Royton kids on a bogie.

Well these guys look like they are having fun. The photo of them on a bogie was sent to me for restoration after the lady had already tried elsewhere. She told me that the original restoration she had done resulted in the children looking like aliens and that she had refused to pay for it. Oh dear, what was I to do?
As you can see the original photo has lots of damage with some areas having no detail left to foil any chance of recovery. The main criteria for this restoration was to bring back those happy faces and not starting a new race of alien beings which, quite rightly, the customer would not accept. I managed to add some bits & pieces from other photos to fill up the blank areas such as masonry, wood and a similar wheel which I had to manipulate to help match up with the others. There’s a lot more could have been done but as always I try to keep the cost down and the customer was happy the way it’s turned out, so I’m happy too.

Royton Bogie kids havinf some fun

Royton Bogie

Royton Bogie kids having fun

Royton Bogie restored

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