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1962 - I remember it well.  Married in March (Combe). Bought house in Colchester Jul.1962.  Stranded in Colchester in deep snow Dec. 1962.   Escaped back to Combe in Jan. 1963.  Piled the car (Morris 1000 Traveller Estate) with wedding presents - ironing board on top of pile.  Drove back to Colchester in deep snow. Every pull up, braking or sliding and the ironing board slid forward and nearly decapitated us.  Arrived at our first home which had been empty for 3 months.  Everything frozen up.  Had to stay with mother-in-law.  Mid Jan. moved in.  No carpets, no central heating, no double glazing, hardly any furniture.  Mixed feelings as to whether I had done the right thing.  Both trudged through the snow bound streets of Colchester looking for work (mortgage to pay).  Both lucky!!  It was April before we actually saw tarmac on the roads.  It was heaven to be petted and fussed over on my next visit to Combe.

 

Yes 1962/3  I remember VERY WELL.

 

Irene



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rene oliver wrote:

Jane - Your own slides?

 

I was thinking you were 21!!!!!

 

Rene


 

21 is just a very distant memory now, Rene!  Though I'm not quite old enough to have been taking photos in the 1960s, I am old enough to appear in them!  Some of the slides are in fact the very first photos of me, taken by my grandfather in the winter of 1962/3.  What a time to be born!



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Jane - Your own slides?

 

I was thinking you were 21!!!!!

 

Rene



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Thanks Jane.  It sounds as if the Scanner option might produce the best results - I think it's something to do with the number of dots per inch (I haven't a clue what I'm talking about)

My slides are from the 60's and 70's.  I didn't know they could deteriorate and go red.  Before I splash out on a scanner I think I had better check they are still OK.

 

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Hi Linda (and Rene!)

My scanner has an adapter which takes slides or strips of 35 mm negatives. It seems to work quite well. (That was on slides in reasonable condition: I haven't yet tackled one batch of 1960s slides that have gone all red.)

Jane



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Hello Irene

I know what you mean about the 'wishy washy'.  The slides are so crisp and clear but if you get photo's printed off them they loose their quality so I suppose it's the same with these gadgets.  No - definitely not something to do with getting old!  Aren't we supposed to get wiser - for example not spending money on gadgets that don't work.

Bye for now from a very windy Oxfordshire

Linda



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Hi Linda,

I know your problem only too well.  A friend loaned me a gadget to transfer all my slides on to a CD.  Easy peasy.  BUT, when I later looked at the photos on the CD they all looked very wishy washy.  Most likely something I did, or something I should have done and did not.  Needs someone intelligent  and the IT savvy seated at ones side to tell you what to do I think.  I still have the slides in the loft so I can always try again when someone manufactures something dead simple with just an `on` and `off switch`.  Do you think it is something to do with getting old?

 

All the best.

 

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Does anyone have any advice on transferring colour slides onto a PC? 

I've got hundreds of slides and I'm wondering whether it is best to get one of those gadgets that transfers slides and negatives to a PC or whether a scanner with the slide attachment is better.

Or - is there a way I can transfer them to my PC with my All-in-one printer.

Needless to say it has to be simple!

Linda



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