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RichardG
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Sad you may say, but I’m scanning in old photos, currently the GT6. Here’s a shot when I replaced the rear nearside wing.

I wondered when I did this as it must have been the mid-80s so flipped the photo over to see if I’d written the date on the back to find…

...the second photo.  I mean, it's not as if I couldn't have worked this out. 🤔

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Richard..Logical I suppose. Just a word of warning, if you are adding any notes to the back of your photos don't use a ballpoint pen. The ink doesn't dry out easily on the resin coated back and if you were then to stack the photos in a pack, the ink will transfer to the face of the photo below. It is a devil of a job to clean it off. You are better using an instant dry, write on glass/cd style spirit pen.

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So. one Lock-down job has been to "Archive" the contents of the Boxes in the Loft. At a rough count. I got to 11,000. Took over 3 weeks, although not actually full time. I had 2 Scanners working onto to 2 Laptops simultaneously. The end result. added to "n" hours of camcorder tape now digitized, fills a 320GB USB hard drive!. (almost).

Pete

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Lady BW set herself the task during the covid lockdowns, of sorting out the photos and other records, for a group she is involved with. We reckon that there were over 30,000 photos spanning well over 60 years. All sorted into year order into 30 ring binders with 4" spines. I am now building the shelves to house them all. People have been warned not to mess with them if they enjoy life as they currently know it!!!

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Mother in law excellent at taking photos. As long as you don't see the heads. One particular one on my wedding day to her daughter, we were coming down the stairs, with no heads, other than that a beautiful picture.

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