There are times when perhaps an image becomes greater than the sum of its parts. I couldn’t resist the unlikely dialogue that’s set up when these two images are combined.

One image is a postcard sent home to Matlock in 1904 by a little girl called Eileen. The other a photograph of a horse drawn open iron day boat travelling the Birmingham canals.  Our old boat Eileen – an open iron day boat – could well have been caught by a photographer in just such a circumstance.

The Birmingham canals and Matlocks, two themes that occur time and again across this blog, coming together in one image.

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