Friday, February 17, 2012

Making new archives

Potatoes from the Co-Op
Co-Op Flyer 16th February 2011 : Potatoes
There is a lot of history in this weblog, and there are still lots more stories to tell. But what about today which will become history as well. I was reminded of this the other day when I went looking for a postcard from the shops of Chorlton. The long and short of it is they are no longer around. Eventually I did obtain an amusing one from a shop called Number 68 on Beech Road. They brought an old box of them from out of the back. Who needs postcards now - too slow to communicate, it takes days, too expensive to mail, 60p for the old card, plus 35p postage.

Then I saw a sign in a newsagent's window that sending a fax was available. Now that is a technology that is virtually obsolete.

So what about the advertisement for the Co-Op potatoes. The world's most versatile vegetable is going down memory lane. Usually the flyer that is delivered with the free newspaper gets a glance before going to the recycling bin. But I thought it was time to record some of the adverts and prices of the current times. So more recording of ephemera, and I'll go back and take a photograph of that sign about faxes can be sent from here....

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