Our new site, art.findlays.net showcases work by Kate, Tim, Andrew and Jill.
We run a datalogger on the Sonning-to-Shiplake reach of the river Thames. It records river level, and also river and air temperatures. This is particulary interesting in times of flood.
This is a project to transcribe and publish the diaries of Leonard Findlay. He was born in 1894 and the diaries cover the period from 1911 to 1920 with daily entries through most of that time.
Leonard Findlay was educated at the Merchant Taylors School and went to Oxford to read Divinity. His studies were interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War: he was commissioned in the army and sent to India where he became a specialist machine gun officer.
The LFF Diaries
MV Dorian was owned by Leonard Findlay from 1950 until the early 1960s. Dorian was one of the Dunkirk "Little Ships", and was used by the Findlay family for cruising on the Thames, around the East Coast, and occasionally on the French canals. Leonard's sons Paul and John used these trips to test the mettle of their girlfriends - the successful ones continuing to cruise as wives until the vessel was sold.
There are many photos from that time. Some of them (and some interesting documents) are in the Findlays Dorian collection.
A celebration of movement in photography. On display at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading (UK) from 8th June to 28th July 2009.
See The Moving Website
findlays.net is run by Andrew Findlay for use by the family.