Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Sepia Saturday 66 : 19th March 2011

From the Collection of the National Maritime Museum
There have to be some perks for the poor old devil who administers the Sepia Saturday Blog and one of the main perks is that I get to choose the weekly archive photograph which accompanies the call for posts. Those who know me will be not in the slightest surprised to see a pub featured. The pub in question is the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich and the photograph - which comes from the collection of the British National Maritime Museum - was taken in 1912.  The pub, which was built in 1837, still stands today and is now a very plush establishment indeed

Naval battles, pints of beer, shabby old pubs - there is plenty for the "themers" to work with for Sepia Saturday 66. But remember, you don't have to follow the theme. All you need do is to share your old photographs with the rest of us by posting on or near Saturday 19th March 2011 and linking your post to the Linky List below. If you are new to Sepia Saturday take a look at the brief explanation below, if you are an old friend all you need do is post, link and comment. Cheers!
SEPIA SATURDAY is a weekly meme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs. All that is required is for contributors to post an old image (it doesn't have to be in sepia) and provide a few words in explanation. If you could provide a link back to the Sepia Saturday Blog and visit as many of the other contributors as you can, it would also be appreciated. There is no weekly theme, as such, but some people like to use the archive image published with the weekly call as a kind of theme. There is no requirement to adopt such an approach : the choice of image is entirely up to you. Once you have published your Sepia Saturday post, add a link to that post to the Linky List published each week and leave a comment to let everyone know you are joining in.

28 comments:

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Have not followed theme this week (although a real pint as opposed to a virtual pint would go down quite well at the moment). Also I seem to be very early ... so much so that I may have confused mr linky and have either not posted at all or have posted twice.

Postcardy said...

I have a postcard fitting your theme, and I had fun researching it.

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm in, with my saber.

Bob Scotney said...

Much to my delight most of the pictures on a mystery tour are mine this week.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Alan, I love this photo! I didn't follow, of course ... still working through my family photos. I think you guys will find it interesting. Happy SS and Happy St. Patrick's Day too.

Kathy

tony said...

Apologies for my AWOLness last week.

Jinksy said...

No connection with your choice of photo, but I think it's a nice one, anyway!

Martin H. said...

I'm in a party mood, this week.

barbara and nancy said...

I tried to find something to go along with the theme but alas couldn't. So I posted something totally unrelated but think you'll like it anyway.
Nancy

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Alan you are a wonderful host but I never remember to check your post before I put mine up. Just trying to go through all albums I have and that can take a long time when one sits and reminisces at each one of them. Wouldn't miss for anything.
QMM

Brett Payne said...

I agree with Peggy, Alan, in that your regular supply of an eclectic mix of images stimulates the imagination and makes it so much easier to find suitable topics to blog about. Thank you.

This week's images continue the theme of leisure activites that I've blogged about before, but is well worth revisiting, as there's plentiful supply of material in the family archives.

Howard said...

One of my favourite subjects! you can find over 40 pictures of old pubs on my blog. Today I have a very old inn from Somerset.

whowerethey said...

Much like QMM, I always fail to check here before I make my post. I'm about half way through this old photo album and nary a pub has been found in it yet, just cute babies and dour old men so far. :-)

Christine H. said...

I can't wait to see Howard's post. He always has great pubs. Mine almost qualify.

Nancy said...

Emma wouldn't be comfortable in a pub. I'm a non-themer this week, as usual (and probably always will be unless coincidence strikes!). Thanks for hosting, Alan.

TICKLEBEAR said...

a memer, and perhaps a themer indirectly though not quite reflected in my post per se, as i deal with St-Patrick here in montreal, the basilica and the parade. and when you speak of a parade, beers are in a foreseeable future, isn't it?!? and i had a beer while writing my post. does that count???
see ya!!
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

Better late than never : Has anyone seen the headache tablets?

Tattered and Lost said...

I was so taken by the exterior texture of this pub that I was afraid to see how it had been modernized. Well my gracious me, the current circumstances are stunning. Certainly too rich a place for the common folk like me.

This week I remind people what high school was like for Gladys Kallman.

imagespast said...

Late again - I spent too much time on the see saw :-) Jo

Betsy said...

"normal" seems so dull compared to corn likker! So many enjoyable posts I've read here! Thank you!

Howard said...

I couldn't resist posting another pub postcard for Sepia Saturday, so this week I have two entries. This pub is also called The Olde George, but not nearly as grand as my previous post.

MuseSwings said...

You have quite a list of Sepia bloggers today! Glad I finally got mine together. What a great pub! I could use a pint or two right about now.

PLK said...
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PLK said...

Love so 'climatic' pictures, especially with real people, living there and then. And sorry Alan, do not have any headache pills

Life Goes On said...

Great photo .. What a great old pub.

Kristin said...

In honor of National Quilting Day I posted about how I made my photo quilts.

Karen S. said...

A little later than usual, but I had to work today so here she goes....bring out the bottles of...... I hope your weekend is fantastic Alan...it seems we've been a bit lucky (weatherwise) here the last few days!

Marilyn said...

Well I am late this week but thought I would still post as I did have a story that fits in with the pub/hotel theme.