Hi chaps and chapesses, for the last year, in my spare time, i have been visiting old cinema buildings around the country, recoding how they look now both externally, and where possible, internally (some still have lots of original features).
It's a labor of love, and so far i have catalogued 411 cinemas, with around another 1300 still to do. I have recorder 4 that are now demolished, i have 'found' 3 that were thought demolished and even found a bomb shelter untouched since WW2 under one.
If you have any penchant for 1900-1940 art deco cinemas (or flea pits as i used to know them) feel free to join my facebook page 'old cinema buildings' to discuss, or even just visit my cinema photographs at.... https://northernphotography.zenfolio.com/f504340746
I am not doing any of this for any renumeration or gain, just for the knowledge that i am saving as many as possible digitally for future generations.
My other half just a reply to her letter replying to a car parking fine in Wigan. She parked in a pay and display car park, and got a ticket.
Unfortunately, and she didnt know this at the time, she put all the right digits in the machine for the registration, but accidentally mixed up the registration transposing the first 2 with the last 2.
She got a notice of fine, and as she's slightly dislexic anyway, complained that she had a legitimate ticket. Sensible lady took a photo of the ticket which gives time and date, and ticket number. (we always do this now whenever we use a pay and display system)
Anyway, they have thrown out the appeal saying that their 'system' does not have the ticket number and registration (thats printed on the ticket) combo on file, and as such she was parked illegally.
If your advice is to forget about it then i shall do, but....
An hour ago while parked and in my car (its a lease one) the passenger of the car parked next to me threw their passenger door open without any regard to my vehicle with quite a force. It dented the door (about the size of a penny piece, and took the bottom of the dent back to basic black primer which is under the white undercoat. it also chipped the door handle down to the white primer and left an 8 inch vertical 'scratch',that is down to the white primer.
The passenger, a lad (about 16) apologised and i got out of the car to look at the damage. I then started to take photographs and by opening their car door (no objection from them), showed them that the markings lined up perfectly with the damage on my car. To which the mother then said you did that to yourself, by opening our door, you can do one and feck off.
I asked for insurance details to which she refused, and she got in her cer and drove off after much f'ing etc.
Now as its a lease car, i will be liable to any damage on return, and as such i am very anal about where i park, how i park and making sure i treat my vehicle (because of possible damage) with respect.
So what do i do now?
I have the date and timed photographs that show the damage and also pics which show their door lining up perfectly with the damage, plus i have their registration number.