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Offline cindym19721

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Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
This photo is of my Dad, he passed on in 2010. I've been trying to get the damage cleaned up but I'm not the best at photo restoration. Is there anyone who can have a go for me? It's the only copy I have of it and would love to have an undamaged version. It's the only version I have, I know it would be better if it was an "edge to edge" scan, but this was sent to me by my brother who scanned it himself.

And if anyone is able to colourise, his eyes were blue/grey, his hair was dark brown almost black and his skin was permanently tanned from working outside as per the second picture. The uniform I believe is Royal Engineers 1950's as I'm told this was taken during his National Service. I'm not sure how/if the uniforms have changed much over the years
Clark - south east England, Heffernan - ROI & Australia, Kempton - UK & NZ, Handy - UK

Goldsmith - south east England

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 April 18 16:02 BST (UK) »
A try from me, regards, John.

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 April 18 16:04 BST (UK) »
Wow! Thank you, I've never seen this picture of Dad without the damage, this is awesome.

Do you think you can work out what that shield shaped patch is on his arm? I can't work it out, even on the actual photo I couldn't make sense of it
Clark - south east England, Heffernan - ROI & Australia, Kempton - UK & NZ, Handy - UK

Goldsmith - south east England

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 April 18 18:45 BST (UK) »
a tidy from me.  , Tommy

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 April 18 18:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you Tommy! I'm amazed at how great the clean ups are, really love it
Clark - south east England, Heffernan - ROI & Australia, Kempton - UK & NZ, Handy - UK

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 April 18 21:46 BST (UK) »
Not good but had a b&w go:

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 April 18 21:49 BST (UK) »
Tried the badge but no good

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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 April 18 22:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you for giving the badge a go japeflakes. I thought it may have been a bit of a long shot but always worth asking.
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Re: Photo of my Dad circa 1957
« Reply #8 on: Monday 16 April 18 23:34 BST (UK) »
Great photo.

:)