Oil Store Photos[edit source]
I'm sorry, I have no photos of the Oil Store.
There's that photo of Boston Lodge picture from '62, and in the picture of Merddin Emrys and Blanche here Boston_Lodge_(Pictorial_Views) from 1964 it can seen are bare roof timbers beyond Blache's chimney.
I recall a nice photo of the bottom yard, with an side tank england engine in the foreground (1880's?) that should show it nicely. Being up in the corner there it probably is a little camera shy!
I don't suppose you have seen the John Halsall photo collection. It contains a lot of photos of Boston Lodge (amongst other things) several that I can't really identify the location. There is one in particular captioned "Back of Nos 1 & 2 BL". I feel that you ought to see this collection as you seem to be doing a very comprehensive write up of BL. I could send you odd photos but it might be better to have the whole lot. I think I got them all from Howard Wilson together with the Norman Pearce collection. I have used a few of these photos in Festipedia.
The front (bottom yard) porch was added in the early 1990's. Jim's reference to the Halsall photo's caused me to look though the albums of his photos on the FR Soc web site. You can see the unclad block work of the porch in April '93: http://www.ffestiniograilway.org.uk/images/stories/johnhalsall/1990s/19930430-holywarsgmurphy.jpg
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|Thanks for all your images of Boston Lodge! RedDragon (talk) 18:02, 22 January 2015 (UTC)|
I am currently writing a report for the Festiniog Railway Trust reporting on a short excavation carried out in Top Yard in Feb 2015. It would help if I could incorporate some historic photographs in particular the three on the Plas Smart page from 1958 1959 and pre 1958 (https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Plas_Smart) page also a couple from the Halsall Collection showing fish-belly rails in the old wagon shed. I don't want to violate copyright so was wondering who to apply to for these images. The final product from this work will be an article in the Railway Magazine so copyright will again be an issue here.
David Hopewell Uwch Archaeolegydd/Senior Archaeologist Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd/Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Craig Beuno, Ffordd y Garth, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2RT Ffon/Tel 01248 36 6965 Ffacs/Fax 01248 370925
I am sorry but I don't know who holds the copyright if anyone. I cannot even remember where I obtained the photos except that it would almost certainly have been an FR publication.
I appreciate that this isn't very professional or satisfactory but I am new to this type of work and learning all the time. In future I will record where I get material and search out copyright holders.
I am sure that someone will know though.