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Summer afternoon

One afternoon, a group of young men put on their colours, take to their bicycles and race for medals. They do well; there are four trophies on the upturned beer crate. We can smell the warm summer grass, and see the men's evident pride in their sport. These eight tiny 'box brownie' photographs turned up in our family archive. They may well have been taken in Nelson but, other than what we see here, I know nothing about the men in the images. Still, these are evocative snapshots of a moment in time.