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 Post subject: Photos
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:26 am 
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I'm sure this isn't the right place to put this, but couldn't find another-----you can move it Mel if it's wrong.

In the recent photos---
Briercliffe Groups---my gt grandad is on the Briercliffe Brass Band pic. http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/ima ... e_3611.jpg
Sports Teams--In Loving Memory---I think my grandad (Th'Owd Syker) wrote that, it's just his style and humour. http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/ima ... e_3624.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Photos
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:41 am 
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Here is fine Gloria.
I wondered if he might be.
I have loads more to add, some from Alan Jeeves and a load that have arrived in the post this morning from Mavis.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:13 pm 
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And I have a few more to send.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Excellent :D

Slightly off topic...guess who has just found some OCR software on the shelf :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:44 pm 
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OCR :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Optical Character Recognition. Scans and reads text documents and could save the hassle of transcription. Playing with it now but it doesn't seem to see the newspaper articles.
It will work for the newsletters though

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Mel,

my OCR software (it's called OmniPage SE and came as a freebie with a scanner) generally works well but on poor quality text it's worth scanning at a high resolution (say 300 dpi or more). This seems to make it easier for the software to recognise the characters.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:43 am 
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Thanks Charon.
The software I have is great, it too was a freebie....the problem is, the news articles came from the internet and were screen grabs and not necessarily high res. They are not all that easy to find a second time either. I searched for one yesterday and it took me ages by the time I had corrected the errors that occur - it would have been quicker to transcribe it!

I think I will search out the larger articles, like the recollections, and use the software for them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:17 am 
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Mel,

I should have realised that you weren't likely to have your own copies of all the original documents! I've used my OCR program mainly to transcribe pages from newspapers, magazines and books, and I quite agree that if the OCR doen't produce a clean copy, you can spend ages editing and correcting the errors. On the other hand you do end up with a .doc or an .rtf, sometmes more convenient than a .tif or .jpg

Anyway OCR is handy shot to have in our locker!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:30 am 
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It certainly is!
I spent yesterday scanning the Society newsletters that I have. Lyndon will be fiddling with the site later so that they will be available to all. I need to ask Roger for some back issues as I only have about 8.
Hoping to speak to him later today and maybe see him soon?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Re: http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 20Team.htm or http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/ima ... ge_116.jpg

Bowling team: Do you recognise anyone?

Dr. Muir is standing in the back row, far right
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 20Muir.htm and http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... ouncil.htm

The man in the front row, second from left with the flat cap, I think this is Abraham Leaver. The same man, back row, also second form left, can be seen in the Parish council photo. http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... Leaver.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:42 pm 
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Haggate football team, 1909-10
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 20Ward.htm

Haggate football team, 1922-23
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... mpions.htm

I reckon some of the boys from the 1910 photo are the same as the 1922 photo. What do you think? Do you recognise anyone?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:52 am 
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I'm afraid I don't see it Kris.
I do see a similarity with one of the WWI soldiers though. It can't be the same person as the soldier died in service but take a look at James Leaver and then look at the chap who is 2nd from right on the middle row.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:16 am 
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There is a similarity, maybe he is a Leaver :)

Haggate football team
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... mpions.htm

Can anyone identify the other members of Haggate football team?


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