Here's one of my earliest aerial pictures, at this stage just a faded, blurred snap of Bandon from the air photographed during a flying lesson from the Munster Aero Club on 29th June 1980 at around 4.30 in the afternoon - info thanks to my original pilot log book entry. At some point I'll search for the original film negative.
This picture shows no roof on the Cinema on Market Street so it must have been photographed following the fire.
I was only using a simple camera back then, given to me years earlier as a present but little did I know then that I'd still be aerial photographing 34 years later.
Daphne, my flying instructor at the time later presented me with of one of her robust GDR built Praktica cameras following my first solo. This was my first SLR camera and the rest as they say is history.
29th April 2014
Daphne, my old friend and flying instructor died today,
may she rest in peace.
Dr. Daphne D.C. Pochin Mould 1920 - 2014
Photo; June 29 1980
Stock library image file # Bandon 1