Grandpa’s Kodachromes: Fascinating Found Photos From A Family’s Archive

Some of thousands of slides inherited

“His name was Sydney Whiteside, born 1919,” says Austin Whiteside, who inherited his grandfather’s archive of photographs. “He served in the second world war in France including Dunkirk. After the war he got married, had a family and then retired to Cornwall. He passed away in 2013 and I inherited his large collection of black and white negatives and Kodachrome slides. I never really saw many of them when he was alive apart from the odd slideshow that would take days to set up. Looking at and scanning the photos has been like getting to know my Grandparents in a different way, especially seeing how they were when they were young.”

The title says ‘Grandpa’s Kodachromes” but a few black and white phots are included of Sydney in his 20s and his friends. As ever, imagine the stories between the photos…

 

Lake District 1965 Kodachrome

Lake District – 1965

 

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Milkman – Waltham Abbey, Essex – 1968

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1964 – England

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Surf Shack – Mullion, Cornwall – 1968

 

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On The Beach – 1954

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Cadgwith, Cornwall – 1967

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Poldhu Beach – May 1982

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Mixed bathing –  Plymouth, England

1941 snapshot

1941

1967 Kodachrome

1967

 

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Aberdeen, Scotland

Kodachrome

Jim

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Sydney and friends – 1940s

London 1960s kodachrome

London – 1960s

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Thatchers – Bedfordshire, 1979

snapshot

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Photographic Expo – London 1960s

models-photographic-expo-london-1960s kodachrome

Photographic expo – London, 1960s

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London, 1960s

snapshot swimming

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Leica advertising – 35mm slide – 1960s

snapshot kodachrome

 

kodachrome snapshot

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Sydney Whiteside on home-leave – 1942