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Sarratt, 2008
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July 19  2008: <br> Sarratt, 2008
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July 19 2008:
Sarratt, 2008

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Sarratt, Hertfordshire

Went to a kind of Family History reunion in this Hertfordshire village today. Anybody descended from John Curd born around 1750 was welcome to attend and about 30 or 40 people came, including some from Los Angeles and Billings, Montana. It was a great meet-up even though there weren’t so many DSLR’s about ;-)

Nobody seems to know the history of the family name, but someone even mentioned a Bute connection. Yikes!


Photoshop:
Cropped and Resized
Converted to Grayscale
Adjusted Desaturation and Brightness
Adjusted in Contrast
Added some grain/noise


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Click Hamilton21-Jul-2008 20:41
"USE IT OR LOSE IT!" ... a slogan for life ;-)
Nicki Thurgar21-Jul-2008 13:55
How interesting.. love the sepia treatment, you wouldn't know it was 2008!
Roe..21-Jul-2008 01:49
this had to be an exciting reunion..wonderful treatment and composition..
Carole Stevens20-Jul-2008 18:08
Great vintage work Ray, lovely pik and history!
kimberly borchardt20-Jul-2008 17:46
Thought this was Sarratt, 1858. But in Billings, Montana they ride Western, I believe.
Johnny JAG20-Jul-2008 15:28
Nice treatment, isn't there always a Bute connection?
Bill Miller20-Jul-2008 15:14
High Noon !
Rose Atkinson20-Jul-2008 14:42
Timeless !
JW20-Jul-2008 13:15
I did wonder if there was a family connection between you and Zak! LOL!

A nice bit of nostalgia!
Zak20-Jul-2008 09:57
we might be related somehow! :-o
Anja Lieder20-Jul-2008 09:30
Wherever you go, there is another Post Office closing... even in twee Hertfordshire.
Victoria20-Jul-2008 09:22
Fabulous tone, very interesting history
Dan Chusid20-Jul-2008 05:40
Riding right into the past.
Good treatment Ray!
In fact, a real Bute!
; )
Jen Bixler20-Jul-2008 02:30
This is like stepping back in time. Perfect to go along with your story.
Robin Reid20-Jul-2008 00:48
This is a great shot ... it really caught my eye.
laine8219-Jul-2008 23:15
Watch out Ray, Zak will be putting in a claim for your family fortune !!!

I hope you helped to save the PO by buying a stamp or two ?
faye white19-Jul-2008 22:56
must have been such an interesting event! this is like an old western scene
Pat Shawyer19-Jul-2008 22:44
sure it wasn't the set for Midsomer Murders?
Very nice shot Ray !
Kasia Guess19-Jul-2008 22:40
very moody picture
Phillip Normanton19-Jul-2008 22:23
Not many DSLRs? What sort of people are they then???