I know what you mean Freddy, I once saw a Concorde fly over Reading once which had just taken off from Heathrow skirting a blue sky, quite a noise it made too, and I once saw one taking off from Heathrow also, so fast it was blink and you'd miss it, I used to like going to the viewing area at Heathrow now and again to watch the activity, alas it's no more thanks to Terrorist scum, another image of the UK of yesterday that can only now be in my memory.
She was beautiful
It certainly is a thing of great beauty, did you know that Harold Mcmillan changed the name of the British owned ones to Concord because of a minor tiff with De Gaulle, then Tony Benn changed it back to Concorde the French spelling of the word.
Great photo and as you and Steve say a beautiful lady, the Sylvia Syms of the skys.
This is a picture of Concorde's last flight, flying over Bristol's Clifton suspension bridge. You can see a large crowd of people gathered around the observatory and some more people on the bridge. In 1968/69 I used to travel to Bristol every week and I often saw Concorde at Filton.
That looks like a gas powered car ,with the gas container made of old mattresses by the look of it?
the gas was called 'water gas' and contained mostly Carbon Monoxide (which burns)
and of course would have been lethal to anyone in the area if somebody had punctured it.
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From the Daily Mail,
The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the Liverpool home | Mail Online
photographs of the house and studio of Irish photographer Chambre Hardman who lived in Livepool. In 1979 social services became involved as the gentleman was frail and unable to climb the stairs. When they entered his home they found something quite special.
Port Cities: Biography - Biography of Edward Chambré Hardman (1898-1988)
Great pics Freddy I intend to visit the Hardman house one day in the not so distant future.
The Lion locomotive which appeared in The Lady With The Lamp, Victoria The Great, and of course The Titfield Thunderbolt. She was built in 1837.
The photo below looks like it was taken at Central Station, Liverpool..
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