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Starspider

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WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« on: February 13, 2016, 09:56:44 am »

Don't know if this is allowed but a couple of the pics do have boats in them.
Warning if you are like me you will spend ages fading between pics  %)
Enjoy Colin

http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 10:44:37 am »

Fascinating
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:46:25 am »

I see a nice old lifeboat on the other side of the harbour.

Does anyone know what class of boat it was please?

Jim.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 11:10:22 am »

The Weymouth Lifeboat at the time the picture was taken was the "William and Clara Ryland" A 51ft Barnett Class boat, Operational Number 735.  She served at Weymouth between 1930 and 1957.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 11:11:51 am »

Thank you for the information.

What a beautiful powerful boat she looked.

Jim.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 11:28:09 am »

Great find Colin, spent an enjoyable 10 minutes picking out the buildings that haven't changed that much.  :-))
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 08:50:26 pm »

Marvellous. Someone went to a lot of trouble to ensure the photos, past and present, match exactly. It's like a time warp.


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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 09:27:49 pm »

even before I clicked on the first picture I new that was Weymouth harbour I have been going there every year for 50 years in between other holidays I just love it there hopefully to retire there.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 06:40:03 pm »

even before I clicked on the first picture I new that was Weymouth harbour I have been going there every year for 50 years in between other holidays I just love it there hopefully to retire there.

Me too! The harbour is so distinctive from this view. For many years I sailed to Weymouth from Chichester and tied up in 'The Cove', a small inlet at the top left of the picture by the yellow hulled boat. Amazing photos of our history.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 11:18:53 pm »

do you remember the train driving through the streets to the ferry  :-)
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2016, 11:45:31 pm »

I remember travelling from London Victoria? Station by train to Weymouth to get the ferry to go camping on Guernsey with the scouts in the early 1960s and going up the middle of the street great memories.
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 06:45:34 am »

Sliding your finger across the screen with an iPad lets you very slowly fade from one pic to another and back again. You can see how some buildings have changed and others hardly at all. Did anyone else notice that one building had 3 upright roof Windows replaced by modern (rubbish looking) skylights?
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Re: WW2 pics that fade to modern pics
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2016, 03:57:18 pm »

that is brilliant  great find,   shows likes weymouth not changing alot same with normandy etc,   
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