The nice thing about the Internet is how you can write about something you’re learning about, and it can be corrected and fleshed out by people you’ve never known. The Dr. Woods text has had a major revision thanks to the Wood’s family, and family history research by Sandra Rice.  I can now, as they do, call him Sam Woods!

I’ve been working on adding AMP to this website. If you don’t know about the Mobile Page format Google has been touting, it’s supposed to be making Mobile (phone) devices load pages faster. But it also strips out multi-media things that I’ve tried hard to add. So if you’re on your phone and something doesn’t work, try the Visit non-AMP version link down in the bottom right corner of the page.

I’ve used a new site icon for the mobile version, a wombat drawn by Burne-Jones. There’s a story about that here on the Internet Archive

Facebook posts are ephemeral and can be removed without warning, as we’ve seen recently ( February 2021). I try and add depth to even casual ‘family’ posts I write there, so the idea of keeping the good ones here in the archive seems worthwhile. I don’t think they need to be identified as such, because I’m updating, adding images, videos and even a useful comment. Most important is links within the content. Here’s a recent example.

I had a 4K transfer done of two reels of the home movies by Dr.Woods, the Albury doctor.  I’d transferred the Standard 8 myself (in low resolution) and wrote about it here. These results are much better, sharper but do show up the out of focus  camera bits more. I resolved to get them all transferred and the Albury Library raised the money.   I’ll add the 4k transfers (by Memorylab) to the site. Thank you Callum.

Jan and I took the boxes of film to the Albury Library and signed them over to their collection. It was a relief and I felt a lot lighter, I’ve been shouldering those images for nearly fifty years and now I’m hoping someone else will take up the story. I felt that it should be me, but I’m tired.

Fred Harden