- Published: 25 February 2013 25 February 2013
After my retirement in 1984, it was an era of spending more time with my family and exploiting the new video cameras that were available. Their use at the time was rather primitive, being large cameras supported by battery packs on the user's shoulder, and hardly unobtrusive! Use of the camera was also resisted by the family at the time but has since become an interesting family record.
Here are some trial videos, unedited (sorry!) of my family life in 1984. There are some quite nostalgic pictures of my late Mother and Father included at the end of the year...
Holiday in Bude visiting Freda & Alf at Holsworthy (22-24th/8/1984) video1
Godmanchester Boat Trip (2-3rd/9/1984 video2
First Day Trip to Alton Towers (16/9/1984) video3
Day Trip to Shuttleworth Collection (30/9/1984) video4
Day Trip to Woburn Safari Park (7/10/1984) video5
Second Day Trip to Alton Towers (14/10/1984) video6
Nostalgic Weekend return to Brighton (26-28/10/1984) Video7
My 38th Birthday Weekend (3-4/11/1984) video8
Christmas 1984 (24-26/12/1984) video9
Weekend in London Hotel (29-31/12/1984) video10