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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Kenwood: swimming pool, 1967.

Lizzie Bravo (who needs no introduction) has a large cache of previously unseen Kenwood pics, taken between January and the summer of 1967. Being the generous soul that she is, permission has been granted to share them on here; so, as a little "appeteaser", 4 shots of the pool. The above was taken in January of the aforementioned year, whilst the other three must date from early summer (judging by the foliage):

These were all scanned straight from Lizzie's original prints, taken using her (obviously) very-much pre-digital camera, and the old technology lends many of her black and white shots a particularly crepuscular air:

As regulah readahs will know, the pool was built (not literally) by John, and demolished in the mid-90s to make way for not a great deal:

Many more to follow soon(ish), including some with date attached.

Thanks to Lizzie!


  1. dear friends, lovely to see my pics here, as usual! just a little note: photos before february 14th, 1967 were taken by my friend denise werneck. i LOVE black and white photos... they have a charm of their own.

  2. I see no Eye... Is it a trick of refraction or had The Eye not yet been thought up?

    Yours, a regulah readah.
    PS Agree with Miss Lizzie, some of the best photos ever are in B&W, it's an under-used look these days.

  3. These are fascinating to see...especially on how it was when i went a few years ago and how much it has changed since 67.