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Author:  George Houghton [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

This is a photo from the Alan Ralphs Collection (now in my custody)of members of the FCSF some of who were founder members of FOPS.
Can anyone identify those not named especially the young boys?

Regards
George. :grinder:

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Author:  George Houghton [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos

More photos from the Alan Ralphs collection this one shows a group of enthusiasts gathered around Tom Alberts Engine "His Lordship"
at Bolton Market Square 1953

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Author:  George Houghton [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:09 am ]
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George Parmley with Whites Gavioli as received from Barry Island.jpg
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What a task for George Palmley to get this monster, (which was on solid tyres) from Barry Island in Wales up to the North East without a mishap,and then restore it to playing condition. :clap2:
I think there is a good story in there somewhere

Author:  fairorgan [ Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

That picture of the Whites Mammoth Gavioli is very interesting! David. :grinder:

Author:  Dave Stubbs [ Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Hi David.

Here is a picture taken during the restoration process of Whites Gavioli in the 1950s:

Whites restoration 2a.jpg
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I would not like to have to figure that lot out!

Author:  George Houghton [ Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

The good old days. Dancing in the Park :smile2:

Newspaper Photo Tom Norman Marenghi2.jpg
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I must thank Dave Stubbs for copyng and enhancing these pics, some of them were on negatives taken by Alan Ralphs Father.

Author:  Dave Stubbs [ Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Hi George.

Thank for the 'plug'!

I noticed on that picture with the dancers that there is a public address speaker in front of the organ. Having heard the Marenghi at the Widnes Rally recently, I don't think the PA would have been for the organ!

Author:  George Houghton [ Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Probably for the M C to announce

"Please take your partners for the next dance " ^_^2

It was all nice and polite way back then. :wink2:

Author:  George Houghton [ Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Show Organ Preservation Society 98 ex-112 keyless first presentation ChLeSt rally.jpg
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First time out for Whites Organ at Chester-le-Street by the Show Organ Society.

Author:  George Houghton [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Sutton Coldfield 98 Key Chiappa.jpg
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Author:  Ben Jackson [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Its nice to a see an old photo 98 key Chippa/Marenghi "Wonderland", I saw Wonderland a couple times last year at different local steam rallies.
Ben

Author:  Dave Stubbs [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

...Yes, and look at those ride prices (3d = 1.25 pence and 6d = 2.5 pence) :eek2:

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Author:  George Houghton [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical Photos from the Alan Ralphs Collection.

Here is an old photo of the Wonderland Figures.
Wonderland Maidens Crystal Palace  [640x480] [640x480].jpg
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Author:  George Houghton [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:20 am ]
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Author:  George Houghton [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:24 am ]
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