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Traveller2 27-Apr-2021 15:43
Bob, What is going on with John ? Will he be back ? Soon ? Meanwhile, you are doing a fine job of keeping the photos interesting and quite the sense of understated humor.
Gerry Burke 15-Jan-2019 19:14
John. What happened to the graveyard photos.
Traveller2 25-Mar-2018 00:56
I so miss your photos and sense of humor. Hope things are going better for you and yours.
Traveller2 20-Oct-2017 21:57
Where did you go ? I loved all your galleries of everyday events around your home. Hope you are doing well.
David Hardman 07-Feb-2016 15:04
Hi John, just to let know I am still going strong having retired in 1992.Looking through the various sites was interesting,you are the only person I made comments too regarding Marc Bolan.People belive what they want to, a summons was issued by Mortlake Magistrates court for Gloria but never served then lapsed.At least they got my number and station corect.
Linda Prior 29-Dec-2015 21:39
Hi John
Researching my family tree, my family also from Ecchinswell with a branch married into Cooper.. Would be good to make contact to see if you could fill in any gaps or I could give you any family info .

Linda 28-Apr-2014 23:59
Martin Broderick left a message on 29th Nov 2011. He was saying he used to work with a man called Ernie Cutbill at Phillip Mills a long, long time ago. I am Ernie's oldest grandchild....I would love to hear about my Grandad. He was always whistling. I posted just now on the other site with the photos about him. Perhaps Martin Broderick will tell me more....
Guest 10-Apr-2014 10:43
Hi Im wondering if u know Dave Calrk he used to work on the ferries

Julie 19-Feb-2014 23:42
Hi John - re, Cissie Violet A. Goldfinch, I saw your photo of her headstone. I am her great-niece although I never knew her. I would love to contact any member of her family to try and connect. My father, Donald Mackrow, was her nephew. Cissie's brother, Albert Mackrow, was my father's father. If you have info about the photo, please email me. I'd really appreciate it! Thank you, Julie Mackrow (Vancouver Island, BC, Canada)
Eldar Kadymov12-Feb-2014 05:42 :-)
BARRY FITCH 07-Jan-2014 18:44
Hello John, I have been looking at this boat with a view to building one, your model looks excellent, can you help and advise if there are any plans I can buy and whom from.
Best Regards
btw I usually go to Bushey Park with a group of us to sail our models, and what a range of models, one of the best is Ashleys Lotus as featured in the model boat mag last month.
Hernan E. Enriquez28-Dec-2013 21:57
John, you are one in a million! We love you.
Guest 30-Jan-2013 11:46
Hi John, with regard to your gallery photos of Streatham cemetery and to assist any researhers looking at the annotation to the gravestone images, you might like to adjust the dates on some of the photos. I am the archivist for the Firefighter memorial Trust and can advise that the following dies on 6 November not 16th. The gravestones are engraved correctly, it is the added text that is incorrect.
HH Butcher, JJ lewis, OJ Steele, WH Childs, MW davies. All dies on 6th November.

Also the correct spelling for SG Duwegier should be Du Vergier.

Thanks for displaying them
traveller2 02-Jan-2013 17:51
I love your sense of humor with your photos. I'm not sure that stands good for either of us, but do please keep them up.
WYK24-Oct-2012 19:46
Guinness is good for you!
Ed Goldman 21-Sep-2012 13:00
Your comment on the Rolls-Royce Corniche is incorrect. This car predates BMW ownership.
Terry J. Graham31-Aug-2012 20:54
John, thank you very much for visiting my little corner of PBase and leaving a comment, it was very much appreciated. I will spend more time poking around your site. It always intrigues me to see something new through someone else`s eyes.
Guest 19-Aug-2012 19:00
Looking at your photos of Wandsworth Cemetery brings back so many memories. My twin sister Michaela passed away in 2002 and is buried there. For 8 years I haven not been to visit her grave as I live in Germany and didn't have a chance to go to London again. Tomorrow I am going... and sometime this week visit her grave.

Thank you once again for your photos...

Love & light
artist09-Aug-2012 07:22
Hi ... you are so creative .I like your works so much....I am an artist from Udaipur , India.i paint on canvas, paper etc .. I hope we can be good friends ....

what more can i say .. except keep-smiling ..
Pagan 05-Jul-2012 04:12
Absolutely love your photos and the commentary on them had me laughing :-) thank you so much for the smiles and the beautiful photos as well xx
John Owen 08-Jun-2012 12:55
I am looking for a photo of 14 Carlton Road, Puntney
martin broderick 29-Nov-2011 22:13
john .i worked with a man called ernie cutbill long long ago.pat broderick. at mills.
Rod Deller 09-Nov-2011 19:34
Hi John.
See you have a photograph for Henry WARD and Olive Florence STOCKER and son Henry. I believe son Henry married Ida Florence DELLER on 25 July 1936. Ida is my father's twin sister. If you have anyway of confirming marriage or if the couple had any children would very much appreciated indeed.
Chris Anderson 20-Sep-2011 11:37
Hello John, I loved viewing your amazing photos. I was wondering if I could have your permission to post your photo of "Eugen Sandow's"grave from Putney Vale Cemetery on the "" website. They show his old marker and would love to send them your nice photo of the unusual monument. I know the person on that site who can add it if I get your permission. Thanks for the wonderful tour of England in your photos!
Guest 19-Jan-2011 20:29
Hi John
Your photos are superb. I see that you have photos of a couple of the gravestones for 'Bailey' in Putney Vale Cemetery. I believe that Peter Bailey was also buried there who also had relatives in Portsmouth. I wondered if you could please post a photograph of his gravestone here. It would be good to make contact with Neil Bailey who is related to the family and has also posted a comment here in your guestbook. Best wishes, Margaret
Andi alexandrou 16-Jan-2011 11:50
Dear mr Cooper,
i have found your photographs whilst searching for information on River Wandle. I am an art teacher and working on a GCSE project on waterways. I hope you are happy for me to use the photos as part of an introduction into the issues regarding the Wandle?
I also love cyprus and was interested in the building photos. i hope to do the same soon in a village near larnaca.
Thanks you.
John Cooper29-Dec-2010 01:18
Guest, thanks for that info.
I must admit the net looked really thick, but I could not get close enough to ask.
The photo was taken with a zoom lens.
Mark F 04-Dec-2010 18:36
Hi John,
Found this website whilst looking for where Marc Bolan died. Your photos are superb,and next time i visit London i will go to Barnes to see the shrine for myself. I used to be a big T.Rex fan.
Thanks again for the pics,must be honest it did make me feel quite choked up...
Also had a look at the best live web!! Great stuff!
Best wishes Mark
john hawes 07-Nov-2010 16:39
my name is john gordon hawes, my father and grandfather was also called john gordon hawes, they are both buried at putney vale cemetery, if you need more information as i am very interested myself my email address is
karen hammond 20-Oct-2010 09:40
hi jhon i am looking for my dad i know he live here but do you jnow hin his name is james hammond but people call hi jim i am his middle daugther and not seen him for many years as he liked his drink to much to worry about his family please let me know if u no him tyvm my email is
Sara 28-Sep-2010 20:25

I see you have some good pics of the River Race again this year - was wondering if you had any of either number 269 (Corsair) or 282 I think it was (Roscarrock)

Dianne 18-Sep-2010 06:47
Mr Cooper
Found Two of your photo's of graves that I have been searching for. I am hoping it is okay with you if I can download to my computer for my personal use the two wadsworth photos in putney vale cemetery. Thanks to you I now have another lead in my family research.
Regards Dianne
Guest 13-Aug-2010 21:37
Please post the photo of the current monument for Eugen Sandow to a memorial for him on It is a free site and only the unmarked and previous memorials are posted. The memorial may be accessed by keywording on Eugen Sandow Grave, the link should take you there. Registration for posters is also free and spam-free.
Thank you. Vincent Astor Memphis, TN
Neil Bailey 22-Jul-2010 15:11
Thank you for the photograph of my Great-Grandfathers grave in Putney Vale Cemetery (actually a headstone only as he was lost on the 'Bayano' and his body never recovered. I had found his name on the Navy Memorial at Portsmouth, but had no idea that my Aunt Edie had added his name to the headstone. Thanks again - I will visit the grave next month.
Tiny Millard 27-Jun-2010 11:50
Thank you for your photo of Sgt Leonard E Cable grave it finished my reserch in to his air crash,oncee again Thank You
Ellis Dee18-Mar-2010 11:21
What do you know about Aliens and said "impending doom"? Many in the sky, in disguise such as Lucy around here...

lisa smith 04-Jan-2010 23:08
Hello Mr. Cooper,
My Name is "Lisa Ruth Lambeth Smith, I am the Only Surviving Member of My Immediate Famimly Both Mother and Father,as well as only Brother have all passed away. My Late Father was "George Felix Lambeth" His Father, "Fernando Felix Lambeth" and His Father,"Felix Grundy Lambeth" George F Lambeth and Frenando Felix Lambeth both died in Alabama U.S.A, Was wondering if wanted "I" may be added as Direct Decendant,if ever my Daughter an only child,or her childeren ever want the information for themselves? This the only link i've found to my herritage,as most all of my Mother's relatives died in the Holocaust during WW2? Thank You,
Lisa Ruth Lambeth Smith
dob: April 14 1959
Stamford Connecticut
Ruth Katie Pohl Lambeth
Died Dec 5th 1977
Englewood Florida U.S.A.
Gulf Pines Memorial Cemetary
Englewood Florida
Alexander Diamond 11-Dec-2009 22:25
John, I lhappened by your post of last May. We share maladies it seems. I have an answer for "senior tremor" if you are interested.
I'm at:
jCross29-Nov-2009 23:29
John: Thought you might get a kick out of this one after I saw your feeding the seagull shot.

Ian Dalgliesh31-Oct-2009 05:51
Stuart Macey 13-Sep-2009 16:20
Hi John
Great pictures of the 2009 river race. I was in the Victory cutter in 1805 uniform boat 101 any chance you snapped us.
sara 06-Sep-2009 15:03
Hi John

Fab pics of the River Race again this year - have you got any of 237?

DAVE GRIGG 24-Aug-2009 08:21
Hi John,
Great photographs. We are visiting the cemetry next monday 31/08/09 in an attempt to see Howard Carter, Stanley Baker, and Sandy Denny,s graves.
Is there a grid reference anywhere? if you have any info of how i could pin point each grave i would really appreciate it.
Best regards
Dave Grigg. 07976 378101
john moorey 19-Apr-2009 08:04
hawes...looking for relatives of my grandfather john gordon hawes. 1888/1963 london uk. photo of gravestone of exact same name person, but much younger putney vale cemetery. any information please to john moorey @ or phone melbourne australia 0398771880. thankyou john
bob black 26-Mar-2009 14:08
i have lost all your contact details and would
like a chat about motorhomes
can you email me your email address or something
asap as i am dropping the telephone no i gave you (second line)
so my broardband will go down until it reinstated on new line ???
when that will occur is in the hands of the isp and as you know are a
rule unto themselves
best wishes hope all is well

bob black (7 sudlow -- year circa Goldc Star )
John Sims14-Mar-2009 18:29
Hi John nice to be back to your pictures
Martin Hudson 03-Mar-2009 23:38
Are you related to Charles/Chas Cooper?
Martin Hudson 03-Mar-2009 23:38
Are you related to Charles/Chas Cooper?
jCross06-Feb-2009 07:29
John - good to see you back. We were all awaiting your return.
Dave Beedon06-Feb-2009 06:59
Welcome back after a long absence. Missed you. May the posting of photos continue without delay or abatement!
daren stocker 04-Jan-2009 05:22
Hi there John
my name is daren stocker and i live in australia
I was searching for family history when i came across your site .
for the first time i saw my great great grandparents Thomas and Charlotte stocker .
my dad is roger stocker and my mum is patricia they emigrated to australia and he tells me that you lived with them for a while in the 60 .
i am trying to put more of the family history toghether . if you could help me that would be fantastic .
i am having problem finding where thomas lorenzo fathers or mothers name could be
i have found some simblings birth cert about 5 and beleive another 5 to go .
I have been told some information from great aunt elsie before she died some years ago
as you no my grandfather Fred past away when he came to visit us in australia 1979 i was just 12 at the time so there was not a lot i could ask back then .
if you could help in any way that would be fantastic .
yours sincerly
Daren Frederick Stocker
Ricardo Claro 24-Dec-2008 20:18
Hi John, we wish you, and to your Family, Merry Chistmas and a great new year !
We are missing your daily Putney photos !
Richard Shannon 30-Nov-2008 13:48
Your photograph of a Training Ship saying possibly the TS Arethusa, this is definitely the TS Conway moored on the Thames. The TS Arethusa (ex Peking) was moored at Upnor near Rochester pn the Medway.
Guest 23-Nov-2008 23:04
Hi there,

what a fascinating site. I did not expect that the mystery surrounding Marc Bolan's accident is so very much alive...

Great though sad pictures of course.

From a Born to Boogie Fan,

edward jones 10-Sep-2008 19:09
Hello John. love your photos, couple of years ago you kindley photographed my mothers grave for me. Like the photos of battersea registry office. I believe that is where my sister was married, same year 1946. she still lives in octavia road. i will be phoning her tomorrow and find out if it is the same.
carol 09-Jun-2008 15:35
John.....just to thank you for your sympathetic reply (on email) to my note posted. It is much appreciated.

Thanks again
carol 25-May-2008 10:46
whilst you are insistent that your photos are copyright and should not be used by anyone without your permission. It is with even greater sadness that you, sir, have not asked permission of us the family of one particular gravestone that you have taken a picture of and posted on this page....... !!!!!!! your comments to my email address would be appreciated.
Guest 02-Apr-2008 20:07
Great Gallery

website :
Jarek M14-Nov-2007 10:41

Thanks for visiting my gallery and your comments,


Please check this gallery for, I hope' interesting pictures from some old Polish cementaries in Poland:
exzim05-Nov-2007 04:06
Hey, there really was a guy called Notner who emigrated to the USA
Bolan's Secret 04-Nov-2007 02:12
Get your story right before you post. I was a secret for the last 7 years of Marc's life. I am sorry that I went off on your web space but I have gotten to the point that the rumors and lies have to stop. Gloria was guilty and should have came back to stand trial like she ws summons to appear. She failed to appear and only the guilty flee justice for so long. Thanks for the chance to vent. Bolan's Secret
Guest 26-Oct-2007 22:00
Hi John,
Love your come back on my Icicle image...
Ian Wibberley08-Aug-2007 07:09
Very, very nice work
Guest 27-Jun-2007 14:05
This is stellar work. If I ever see you, I might just ask for your signature.
oddlegs11-May-2007 07:20
Like the cheery notes to your pics. Re - taking pics in museums etc, Normanby Hall in Lincolnshire, one of the few stately homes that allow it, very helpful staff if you're up that way.
Guest 16-Mar-2007 09:39
Hi John, I have really enjoyed your galleries old and new, great street pics and a good record of life in London. I have saved you in favourites so I will come back to look again,
keep it up,
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:13
You're 11 on my scale of 10.
John Sims24-Feb-2007 10:26
You are a very funny man John, keep it up, despite the bitterness of all we have to endure in our lives one tries to appreciate what he has, well done!
tomr-photos26-Dec-2006 16:47
Hi John. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Better choices for viewing this time. :)
Guest 26-Nov-2006 12:32
to David Gough
Forgot to include my email!


frances 26-Nov-2006 10:52
to David Gough.
I too am trying to get information on Sir Isaac Wilson as he was my mother's uncle
perhaps we could share information

tomr-photos23-Nov-2006 15:29
Hi John. Thanks for stopping by. I can understand why your eyes might be tired. The gallery you left the comment in may have that kind of effect on people. :)
David Gough 17-Nov-2006 21:48
I enjoyed your beautiful pictures, I found the site while looking up Putney Vale cemetery. I have a distant relative buried there in 1926. It would be marvellous if you could find the grave! He was Joseph Wilson of Cumberland House, 83 West Hill, Putney. He was the older brother of Sir Isaac Wilson who built/endowed the Wilson Cottage hospital at Mitcham. He was quite wealthy, I imagine there would be a substantial memorial. Sir Isaac and his wife Sarah, and 2 children are buried in the graveyard of the Mitcham Parish Church. I am descended on my Mother's side from another brother of the above. I am trying to piece together tthe Wilson ancestry. Not easy from Australia!
Ian Dalgliesh27-Oct-2006 05:29
Thanks for your comment on my pic of a male surfer.Despite appearances,it was a young man.For the technically minded,he assured me his surfboard was a short longboard;sounds like a contradiction to me.I felt really sorry for them,as the surf was no more than 2/3 feet.
Jarek M18-Oct-2006 12:12
John, thanks for visiting my gallery and your comments.

oddlegs13-Oct-2006 08:29
Nice collection John, like the humour!
Ian Dalgliesh09-Oct-2006 21:52
Hi John,I've only been getting up early to observe sun rises since a rather awful holiday in the I.O.W.,2/3 years ago.I like to go rambling.My wife doesn't.Ne'er the twain shall meet.She kicked up such a fuss over my walks,leaving her alone,that I chose to resolve the matter by having my walks and indulging my photography hobby at one and the same time.It transpires its the best time of day anyway.
Ian Dalgliesh23-Sep-2006 07:12
Again,I've enjoyed your galleries.I'm off to drive a bus now,not a Number 22,I might add.
Ian Dalgliesh16-Sep-2006 05:10
Hi John,Thanks for your comment.My parents were married in that church,in July 1950.
Dennis Swayze12-Aug-2006 12:29
Thanks for stopping by and your comments John. Will have to give that release idea a try.

Cheers !
Wei O'Connell07-Jun-2006 01:17
Hello John,
Thank you for the nice comments. Your galleries are very interesting. I really enjoyed reading your description for the photos.
You made comments on "Bentley" - you may like cars, I think. Here is a new picture I took today. You may interesting in this car:
Craig Gillette22-May-2006 04:46
Ah, I see you've found some of the "fun" comments. I took a quick look around your galleries and will have to come back and look some more! I've always been a bit of a history buff and did some competitive shooting - but not too seriously.
Guest 13-Apr-2006 17:04
Hi John, I am 50, love marc bolan very very much, never sow pictures from the place of tzrgedy, and I find your work and gallery as a very special place. All the best to you,

nenad, Croatia
Grateful Genealogist 05-Apr-2006 20:41
I was looking for Mascotte Road, Putney in 1890. It's so small it's not named in Philip's Handy Volume Atlas of London in 1920, but you have a picture of the very house I am looking for! Everyone should be ordered by Tony Blair to have a site like this and post photographs of every street within a set radius of their house, if they don't they should have their identity card confiscated. Thank you.
1moremile30-Mar-2006 00:12
Enjoyed your galleries and photos and your ongoing commentaries with Dave. Very entertaining. I work with two u.f.o. nuts. They are extrememly serious guys. Your prayers would be appreciated as I can't get them to stop talking about the mother ship.
Dave Beedon04-Feb-2006 02:35
John, I continue to be amazed by your devotion to fighting The Battle ("UFO'S Over My House," etc.). Our people are proud to be associated to a man who cleverly documents street scenes in the London area for the purpose of tracking certain beings that live among us with the thought of taking over the world. Stay vigilant (I know you will). Give my regards to Tara (not Broadway), who shows great promise in the documentation sciences.
Vincent Belford24-Jan-2006 15:21
Hey John,
Greetings form Somerset (County New Jersey that is)
Great stuff, keep it up
Vince B.
Trevor Edwards10-Dec-2005 20:37
Hi John, Cheers for your message
"for kieran, pleese stop wrighting, it meens moore wreading."
I was going to delete it, but thought it'd be more fun leaving it in.
I knew your sense of humour would apreciate it.
Guenter Eh14-Nov-2005 14:11
In the years 1983-1984 I spent a lot of time in Richmond/surrey (had a girlfriend in Richmond College) so It was amazing for me to see your galleries with these many and excellent pictures of lovely Richmond (for a while...). Thank you very much for sharing John.
Trevor Edwards20-May-2005 05:18
Good start John. I'll email you later with some tips when I can stay awake long enough. Just got in from work (6.20am).
I wanted to send this so I could be first in your guest book.
Happy PBasing! (is that a word?)