132/366 The Gosport Society & Books

The Normandie & the Gosport Ferries caught with a long exposure.

The Gosport Society have released a commemorating booklet, celebrating its first fifty years. It has been very active in preserving the heritage of Gosport. The value of the society was proven necessary in respect of the tower blocks that were built in Gosport (here’s a reminder picture for you);

These “system built” flats were modelled on those seen by a visit of town councillors to Moscow (The Gosport Society – The First Fifty Years, P15). I don’t know what the presentation schedule will be for next year, but if they do things correctly, at least the first half will be over Zoom so I intend to stay a member – it;’s only £12, and think the society is worth supporting.

The booklet only had seventy pages, and of course I have finished it. I am back in to my usual dilemma of what to read. Once again, I have three books lined up; The British Pilgrim Pathways, the Hubble Telescope (a more up to date book than the previous attempt) and Street Photography Now – this last one is kind of a partner book to the The Photographer’s Eye (I think the only link is the same publisher). I admit, I’ve been wanting to read this book properly (rather than just picking it up and leafing through it) for several years now. It’s been sat in our bookcase, just waiting for me to commit to it. Given that, I think it has primacy so I am formally announcing this as my next book.

That’ll give me the opportunity to do a few posts about Street Photography – of which I am very interested. So, here we go then; Street Photography Now by Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, here we come!

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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