The second half of my third Remembrance Day post, a day late but with more sleep, picks up where the last one left off and remembers combatants from five further countries.
Views from Various Trenches, Part I of II (Remembrance Day 2020)
The first half of my third Remembrance Day post explores my relationship with the man who inspired this blog - as well as showing some scenes worth remembering!
Eastbourne Model Village: Benjamin White’s Masterwork in 3D
An awful mood turned pleasant due to some of my VistaScreen 3D collection - most notably Eastbourne Model Village from the late 1950s.
Lakeside Holiday Park, Burnham-on-Sea – As it Was in late 1950s VistaScreen 3D Souvenir Snaps
Everybody knows that the plague is coming, everybody knows that it's coming fast... OK, that's just me ripping off Leonard Cohen during the CV-19 outbreak. But here, enjoy me taking the piss out of this homophobic holiday camp while you're holed up at home!
The Decline of the British Aristocracy: Exclusive Historic Houses in 3D
As the British Aristocracy fell into decline, they were forced to open the doors to their stately historic houses to the common person. Here's a look at some, from 1956 in VistaScreen 3D.
Stanley Long’s Second-Rate 3D Pin-Ups: “A bevy of British Beauties”
After enough requests for more pretty ladies on Brooklyn Stereography, I must assent - so here are some mediocre cheesecake stereoviews from Stanley Long. I present VistaScreen Series 40 "Glamour Models No. 2 - A bevy of British Beauties", an obvious series of outtakes from the first Glamour Models series.
Be Seeing You: Portmeirion, The Village from ITV’s “The Prisoner”, in 3D
Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself. So we're all going to wind up as prisoners in Portmeirion, the North Wales village designed by a mad visionary and used for the exteriors of "The Village" in ITV's 1967 sci-fi allegory "The Prisoner". Shown in VistaScreen 3D and in annotated screengrabs from the series,
The Isle of Man: A Trip to 1950s Ellan Vannin in Stereoscopic 3D
Today we look at the Isle of Man, or Ellan Vannin as it's known to the speakers of its native zombie language, Manx Gaelg. A small island in the Irish Sea, this self-governing Crown dependency was the first place in the world where women could vote in national elections - and boasts the world's oldest parliamentary body. Come take a look!
Heathrow in 1950s 3D: “Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly.”
Douglas Adams hated Heathrow Airport. My wife likes it. Somewhere in between these points of view, there was the 1950s "London Airport", as captured here by VistaScreen. In this essay, we'll explore the nature of documentary stereography that was probably boring when shot but has become more interesting with the passage of time.
The Blue Grotto Aquarium at Eastbourne Redoubt
Benjamin White bought a Napoleonic-era coastal fort in 1957. Instead of turning it into a museum, his vision was a huge model village - and the bizarre Blue Grotto Aquarium. And who was on the scene to capture two weird attractions in one old fort? Why, Stanley Long of VistaScreen, of course!