Croydon crucifixion

The “Walk of Witness” event in Croydon on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.

Croydon crucifixion

There was an outdoor service including a mock crucifixion, then a parade up the main shopping street with “dead” Jesus being wheeled on a trolley behind a lady banging a drum and accompanied by crosses, clerics and a crowd of religious types – and lots of people trying to get past. All good fun.

Croydon crucifixion

Railway photography in Nazi Germany

Given the outbreaks of anti-photography paranoia which have occurred in Britain in recent years, I was amused to stumble across this 1938 Railway Gazette article “Amateur railway photography in Germany”, reporting that the Reichsbahn had recently clarified that railway photography was permitted from public areas.

The report was published on 15 April 1938 – the week in which you-know-who’s party won more than 99% of the votes in the final “election” before the war.

Railway Gazette report on photographing trains in Nazi Germany