This is one of the old postcards I bought this morning, mainly so I could add some "found photos" to the Flickr group of the same name. The first boot sale was in Verdin Park at the top of the hill. Lots of cars and punters but very little in the way of bargains. I found four postcards and a tobacco tin for Hazel's tin thing collection. Archie got a bag of lego which he's pleased with. hazel didnt find much either so afterwards we went to Winnington Youth Club where there was another but hardly any cars and a few stalls inside the hut the youth meet in. Nothing atall. So, the last boot sale at Kwik Save was out only hope of some bargains but only 4 stalls there too! Luckily one had a big pile of old records for 10p each which took me ages to sort through. It was mostly Max Bygraves, Mrs. Mills and Russ Conway piano medleys etc. but found some old British Dance Band stuff with Billy Cotton, Ambrose, etc. so that made up for the disappointments at the other sales. Also found a Ken Dodd video for 50p. Will tag some songs on the end of this later.
A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a dad , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.