I’ve always known that my Dad’s parents liked taking pictures. I have to pose for at least a dozen with my cousins every time I go up to Sunderland to see them. Also, their front room is crammed with photo albums. It was only last year, when doing a project on ‘The Family Album’ at university, that I actually looked at any of them. There are probably tens of thousands of photographs in that house.
They recently found a box of slides and had them scanned and digitalised. Yesterday they gave me a copy on disc as well as the original slides. There are a lot of photos — around 1,500 taken between 1966 and 1981 — so I’m going to go through them and occasionally post a selection of the ones I like or think are interesting from a certain time period.