Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Enough all ready

My realisation that my new printer is also a scanner has led to an “all too many” inclusion of old photo’s on Povey Prattle

So I’ll end my current “memories” series today, with a few more photo’s.


But I also wish that I knew whether or not “anyone out there” reads my blog.

If you do so, please use the comments feature on the blog, so that I will know that I have some readers.

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE use the comments feature on my blog: - (i.e. do not send messages directly to me).

(You can, if you must, use the comments feature without revealing your personal identity.)

A (probably 1944) photo.

L- R

Great Aunt Maud;

My Uncle Albert's girlfriend (name not remembered) - Albert was killed in Normandy in August 1944;

Great Aunt Ada;

Unrecognised person;

Maternal Grandmother Kate Finch;

Maternal Grandfather Francis "Jack" Finch.

My twin and I in a "perambulator" (pram). Mum is second from right. My maternal Grandfather Francis "Jack" Finch is in the centre.

Aged 18 - with my friends Jeff, Richard and Eric. We styled ourselves "The Bristol Gospel Quartette", and sang evangelical Gospel hymns - a capella. By this time I was already preaching in fundamentalist/evangelical Churches. In those days I had a ton of hair!

When I was thin, and had hair. This photo' was taken at Dover Castle in 1986 or 1987.


  1. Hi John, Jeff Davis, Eric Pavey, & Richard Woody ? Testing my memory, not yours.

  2. I'm here and read often -- almost every day. I don't always comment, but I do always read.

    I love the old photos! The one with the pram is especially delightful! I wonder if they even make such things anymore?

    I wish my parents could find their boxes of old photos. I'd bring them down here and scan each and every one. But the boxes are somewhere amid the clutter of their house, not to be found any time soon, I'm afraid.

  3. Je suis ici, man...

    Doesn't your blogging application let you check the statistics to see how many visits you received?

  4. Read your blog everyday! I enjoy so much.

  5. Have read your blog religiously (no pun intended)since you posted your sermons when you were a pastor in Boston.

  6. I read your blog everyday.