Wednesday, 9 July 2014

One Photo & Twenty Words: The Railings

...with the lovely Abi of Creating Paper Dreams. 

A photo I've been long promising myself, from another part of town: the railings Grandpa made himself after the War.


33 comments:

Karen said...

Such a special photo! I'm thinking there's a story behind this for a layout as well.

Lea Lacoste said...

looks like you have so much of your history in your town, that's awesome!

Abi said...

How wonderful to have a piece of family history in such a physical way. I agree with Karen, I think there is more to this story that needs to be scrapped!

Barbara Eads said...

OMGosh! That is so awesome! I have a Church in St. Louis that my great grandfather worked on. I have yet to find it. I need to make it a priority the next time I'm there.

Cheri said...

Lovely! It appears Grandfather was quite talented.

Sandra said...

Oh my! How amazing. That's something and someone to be proud off

Jimjams said...

They know you too well - a lot of these photos make it onto a page! Lovely to have family history so close.
Mum showed us the stubs of the fences that were removed (for munitions?) in her street in Edinburgh during the war ... the opposite of what your grandad did I guess ... or WHY he had to do it perhaps?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

How wonderful is that? A striking composition and a family connection. Yes, I think there is a story and a page here.

Carmen said...

What a wonderful thing to be able to say! Lovely photo.

scrappyjacky said...

Like Karen....I'm sure there must be a story!

doris sander said...

oh! that is just lovely!

Nathalie said...

As others have said, the story must be interesting and scrap worthy! I can't help but think of upside down hearts when I look at the motif :)

Beverly said...

Love the history behind the choice this month. Your grandfather had great skill.

Karen said...

How lovely to have tangible evidence of your Grandpa's skill and hard work.

Mel said...

Homemade is always best and looks like he did a good job too!

Melissa said...

Great pairing of photos & words! And wasn't he talented!!!

Denise said...

How lovely xx

Jennie Hart said...

As the others said...more story than twenty words! I look forward to hearing it and it is the year to hear about it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

That is so cool, and I know that will become a terrific layout one day.
Rinda

alexa said...

What a talented man he must have been. And how wonderful it must have felt to have the materials, time and space to create, after all the destruction.

Missus Wookie said...

Agreeing with Alexa that he must have enjoyed being able to do that bit of creation, bringing back a bit of normality to everyday life.

Definitely worthy of a page telling the story.

Jane said...

lovely, what a treasure. Thanks for my postcard xx

KraftyKaren said...

I look forward to seeing the layout and the full story behind the photograph!

Louise said...

how cool!! i'm looking forward to the layout too x

debs14 said...

He made them? Wow, what a talented man - and how great that they are still in situ. Now you really do have to share the whole story!

Sinead said...

WOW! This just goes to show that there really is a story behind even the most seemingly everyday of photos. I agree that this must be scrapped :D xx

Sandie said...

I love that your grandfathers work is still evident after all those years. You have such a way of telling stories and so many to tell...

Sheena said...

This is so worthy of being documented x
I hope we see them on a Lo too.

Kirsty.A said...

How cool that they are Still there and you are still there

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love photos with history behind them!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

And now we need the rest of the story...is it time for a random Storytelling Sunday??

As an amateur genealogist, I am alternately elated/frustrated when I can/can't find information about my ancestors. I'm finally deciding that genealogy is a young(er) person's game--old enough to appreciate ancestry and young enough that the preceding one or two generations are still alive.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

And now we need the rest of the story...is it time for a random Storytelling Sunday??

As an amateur genealogist, I am alternately elated/frustrated when I can/can't find information about my ancestors. I'm finally deciding that genealogy is a young(er) person's game--old enough to appreciate ancestry and young enough that the preceding one or two generations are still alive.

Gail said...

Oh, would love to hear more about that great looking fence.

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