1 Nov 2022

Digitising An Exhibition

Digitising An Exhibition

Since bumping into it during my little One Mile Matt project, I’ve been fascinated by the Bristol International Exhibition of 1914. This was a grand but short-lived exhibition that took over a vast area of Bristol very near me, just south of the river in the Ashton/Rownham area, partly where the modern-day White City Allotments […]

5 Mar 2022

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

I started getting more interested in (very) local history when I started my One Mile Matt project. One of the things that fascinated me was the history of P & A Campbell’s White Funnel Fleet, which used to sail from very near me in Hotwells. I’ve always loved taking pictures of the vestiges of this […]

3 Jan 2022

New Year’s Praxis

New Year’s Praxis

I don’t find that new year’s resolutions work for me. Over the last decade I’ve developed a slightly different habit. Over the first few weeks after Christmas I try to do a few things that I want to encourage myself to do more of in the coming year.  It’s as simple as that. If I […]

26 Dec 2021

Favourite Photo of the Month 2021

Favourite Photo of the Month 2021

Unsurprisingly, I haven’t travelled far in 2021, sticking as close to home as possible for most of the year. I’ve also found that sticking to routines has helped with my mental health, which has restricted my wanderings even more, despite my One Mile Matt project. Even though you’ll detect some similarities in the images and […]

16 Oct 2021

When Books Have History

When Books Have History

While I enjoy my Kindle for portability and versatility, my recent One Mile Matt project has had me diving into proper physical books for one reason or another. I’d almost forgotten how nice it can be to feel and smell the age of an old book. For October, Best-Smelling Book of the Month Award goes […]