Sunday, October 30, 2011

New blog

I'm sometimes challenged to find time to write my 'BarrytheBirder" blog and here I am launching another blog called camera on KING.   I've always had an interest in the history of King Township, where I've lived for 55 of my 70 years.   That interest lies both in the past and the present.   Recording the old and the new resulted in my writing a 300 page family history book a couple of years ago.   Much of the books content takes place in King Township and that's mainly because my wife Linda's family dates back to the early 1800s in this area.   My intention is not to dwell exclusively in the past however, because King is changing and I'd like to make note of the transitions, particularly through the use of photographs.   The photos I use shall be old photos taken by others and new ones taken by me.   My intention is that camera on KING will have an historic slant, but the subject matter will often by topical and always eclectic.   This brief introduction must suffice as I have work to do in producing what I hope will be a daily visual offering of King's yesterday and today.   There are 20,000 of us in this beautiful, pastoral community on the edge of Canada's largest city, so the the potential viewer-ship is limited, but I hope to make some kind of contribution to our recorded local history that will be of interest.
Please comment if you wish.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Barry,
    I just want to thank you for what you are doing and for all you have done. Your work is truly inspirational for me. Your are a true documentarian having great value to this community. I have lived in and around King for 64 years and it is a joy, thanks to you, to learn things about King I would have never known. I look forward to see more of this blog.
    Thanks, Ted Bird