Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shooting Day final Piece (Day5)

Originally posted on ANΤΗI EVANGEΛOU:
Shooting day today at Wilson Road ! i have arrived earlier at the uni to clear out the studio area..and to move the three wooden structures and bases to the top floor… One…

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Family Album 8 and thoughts about my approach

This photo is of nan and granddad Dunbar in 1959, 40 years after yesterday’s photo. Granddad was 81 here. It was on a picnic with aunty Miri and uncle Ron – but that’s all I know. I knew my nan … Continue reading

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Family Album 7

This is a formal portrait of Granddad Dunbar. It was printed on a postcard sized print but with no information. However I know it was taken before May 1919 when he retired from the Royal Scots, after some 23 years … Continue reading

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Exhibition materials – final check

On June 9th and 24th we had two symposium sessions but I failed to write then up as I was dealing with issues in relation to the death of my dad on June 8th, and his estate for most of  … Continue reading

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Family Album 6

By 1916 Granddad Dunbar had been in the Royal Scots for 20 years and was their Pipe Major. He’d seen service in the two Boar Wars (Cape Colony) and Belfast and spent most of the First World War in France … Continue reading

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Family Album 5

This is granddad Dunbar again. The year is 1900, but I don’t know the place. He’s the piper in the white tunic just left of centre. He would be 32 years old when this was taken. His Regiment was the … Continue reading

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Family Album 4

This is granddad Dunbar again. He’s the Corporal standing centrally looking at the camera. The photo must have been taken around 1909 as that when he was first promoted. (Although he was bested back to private once for drinking on … Continue reading

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Granddad in India (Family Album 3)

1911 circa Grandad Mansell Delhi C 1st Bt Duke of Wellington’s 33rd Ft (The West Ridings) Yesterday’s post was of my granddad on mum’s side (granddad Dunbar). Today’s post is of Granddad Mansell on my dad’s side. I never met … Continue reading

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Granddad on Manoeuvres (Family Album 2)

Grandad is the man standing front centre-left of the photo in the white shirt and shorts. The copy with the photo says: “1913 JL Dunbar on manoeuvres Parch House”. He service in the Royal Scots from October 14th 1896 until … Continue reading

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A new project: my family album

One of the things I’ve been doing this week is sorting out various things at my late dad’s home. This has resulted in my taking home a very large set of family albums. All analogue photos documenting happy or important … Continue reading

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