Unless otherwise stated these photographs were take over 50 years ago by the author using a small folding 120 KODAK No: 2 HAWKETTE camera, bought in the 1930's by the his parents using Black Cat cigarette coupons! The films were dish developed under the bedclothes and printed using POP (printing out paper). POP paper was exposed in a printing frame to sunlight and then fixed with Hypo, no development was needed as the image appeared directly on the paper. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the process fixing had a limited life and even though these prints have been kept away from sunlight many have begun to fade away. I have selected a few of the better preserved ones and these are shown below.
If you attended Milton Lodge School for Boys please E-m@il me with your reminiscences or pictures.
INMATES POSING in the COURTYARD.
Unfortunately I have forgotton most of the names but I can see little Nicky Kaufmann front left, Alistair Graham rear right and David Pengelly front right.
Including Nigel Easton, the master with a bald head! This was the man who inspired me to become a radio amateur. For this photograph I must have lent my camera to another as I see myself, third from the left, front row; on my left Dermot Graham and back row second from the left Alistair Graham standing next to Nigel Easton.
The GREAT game nobody was allowed to MISS!
A FADING IMAGE
A master, in cricket gloves, his name was Ray Lewis, two boys and one of the domestic staff.
Ivor Rogers and James Nancekivell about to escape on Jame's motorbike outside the old coach house.
Matron's daughter Rosemary, held hostage below the rose garden.
In cricketing mode. I was wearing whites it's just the old print is fading!
Ahhhh, summer days and butterflies. The back of Miss Naomi, Tommy behind tending the flight. This was the authors most daring photograph, secretly taken through the classroom window!
ANOTHER FADING MASTERPIECE
A group of boys standing to attention on the cricket field!!
EARLY DAYS and SUN BATHING!.
'Spindles', his real name escapes me, and a very young author lounging in the kitchen garden near the glass frames in which the headmaster's wife grew her corn on the cob. The name of the bodies in the back ground are sadly lost in the mists of time!! Photo by Dermot Graham.
MORE EARLY DAYS..
What are we looking at? A group of inquisitive inmates outside the rabbit-tree looking into the hole that was to be our splash pool. Photo by Dermot Graham.
THE SPLASH POOL.
A group of keen aquanauts braving the water in the splash pool. Photo by Howard Storer.
THE SPLASH POOL AGAIN!.
It must have been a hot day between cricket matches or nobody would have been allowed in the pool! Photo by Howard Storer.
A motley crew with Howard Storer's dog skiving on the steps to the cricket pitch! Photo by Howard Storer.
Matron's son Howard Storer and his dog. Photo by Howard Storer.
The HEADMASTER, Mr THOMPSON.
Tommy in earnest conversation with Miss Namoi, (back to camera) with Nigel Easton our maths master in striped blazer behind. This photo must have been taken during a break in the cricket! Photo by Howard Storer.
The HEADMASTER's WIFE.
Mrs Thompson with her Dachshund. Photo by Howard Storer.
FINALLY Mr BRIAN FINN
Our Mr Chips, a real gentleman who loved his boys and started me on a lifelong interest in fly fishing and ancient Greek! - I will never forget him.