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    Ilford 1952

    OK anyone out there brave enough to admit to having experince of this one? It was in the back of a Picture Post dated May 1952 I picked up today

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    Hey! Isn't that Leon in the lower left corner? hahaha
    The only thing I will admit to is being born in 1952, but not until a few months after this photo!
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    Tony, your post of the ad in Picture Post reminds me of many similar pieces of photo history that I've seen on my visits to Ilford in Mobberly. They have adverts for their first version of VC paper dating back to about 1948/5 including some early work on split grade printing by the late Jack Coote including a cardboard hand made T shaped filter with a 0 filter on one side and a 5 filter on the other. I've had some great times in the R&D department in Mobberly looking at the history of the company and on the same visit working with them on the development of Warmtone and Delta 3200.

    I'm very sad about the current situation and have lost touch with many friends in Ilford as a result of the recent redundancies. I hope and pray that things will get no worse.
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    Awwwwww Jeanette,
    You mean that's not you in the top right corner <ducks for cover> LOL
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    Les, you are a treasure! I think you have probably forgotten more about this art than most of us know. Thanks for the history and for your willingness to share what you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les McLean
    I'm very sad about the current situation and have lost touch with many friends in Ilford as a result of the recent redundancies. I hope and pray that things will get no worse.
    Les I know what you mean and how you feel. I spent many years in IT in the brewery trade and next door was Ind Coope who had a poster in their sample cellar thats actually on the back of that issue for Double Diamond.

    Pictures like this always make me wonder what happend to the people in the picture and the people I was with when I first saw them.

    I'm sure when you meet up with lost friends at Ilford you will have many best wishes to pass onto them from those of us here including myself!

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    Do you realize that girl is probably someones grandmother now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garryl
    Do you realize that girl is probably someones grandmother now?
    So very very true and that's what I love about old pictures.

    Who was/is she?
    Is she still alive?
    Why was she chosen?
    Did she work in an Ilford plant or was she a model?
    What did she go on to do?
    Is she a grandmother even?

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    Tony: I used to work for Allied Breweries/Ind Coope when I was a youngster.
    Les: I appreciate your point of view and the way the changed situation in the world of photography has more or less forced you to change along.
    Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clogz
    Tony: I used to work for Allied Breweries/Ind Coope when I was a youngster.
    Les: I appreciate your point of view and the way the changed situation in the world of photography have more or less forced you to change along.
    Hans,

    I was at Bass but shared the odd pint with the Allied Breweries / Ind Coope guys and then worked with them for a short while when Bass took over one of their breweries. Then of course everyone got sold off at least twice.

    I'm glad I posted this ad now, it's amazing what gems it has provided both on Ilford and brewing

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