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Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby David » Wed February 5, 2014, 11:28 am

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Wed February 5, 2014, 11:48 am

Thanks so much for posting these. Jim got some great shots
Capturing life one frame at a time...

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby lynnsteen » Wed February 5, 2014, 1:31 pm

Great photos.
But I can't place the location for shot #1.
And I'm guessing shot #5 is from the back side of the Coca Cola plant!
What year were these photos made?
Can someone enlighten me?
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby David » Wed February 5, 2014, 2:14 pm

Shot #1 is the Shopping Center. It might be a reverse negative. These were taken in the early 70's

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Jody Meacham » Wed February 5, 2014, 3:01 pm

I believe David is right about the top shot being a reversed negative, and I say that because what looks like the old Cinema is at the top right of the parking lot.

Really like the clarity of the second shot over the train station. The decline in passenger train travel is evident in comparison with some of the older Marchant photos David has published. No extra passenger cars or locomotives parked there waiting for their next run. The Purity Cafe building -- although I think the cafe itself was closed by then -- is still there as are the Terminal Hotel and Mr. Reese's bicycle shop.

No.5 looks like the Coca-Cola plant to me as well.

In shot No.8 -- the one with First Methodist in the center of the photo and the Rice Street bridge and hospital in the bottom right corner -- you can see the underside of the airplane's wing across the top of the frame with the starboard flap beginning in the center and extending to the right. That would indicate that Barbour, if he was in one of the planes from Rockingham-Hamlet, could have been in the forest service's Piper Cub or perhaps in Wingate Williamson's Cessna 182 flying west along the railroad tracks. My guess would be that the plane is a Cessna, which has metal wings with crimps in the metal flaps that are visible in this shot, rather than a Piper Cub, which had fabric-covered wings.

Good views of the high school and gym in the last two shots. Haven't seen them in a long time.
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby nbutler » Wed February 5, 2014, 6:20 pm

David, I feel sure that Daddy was flying with Wingate Williamson when he took these. He loved to go up with Wingate as Daddy had been a navigator in the Air Force. Thank you so much for copying and sharing these. I hope that there are more that are worth sharing.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby sigmore » Wed February 5, 2014, 6:42 pm

I'm crazy about old aerial photos and trying to figure out where it is. I was in the Civil Air Patrol for a while. Those flights back then stick in your memory.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby nbutler » Wed February 5, 2014, 11:45 pm

Sigmore, these photos were taken by my father. Most are of Hamlet, NC. A few are county shots,Richmond County.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby lynnsteen » Thu February 6, 2014, 2:39 am

Are we talking about Jim Barbour Sr. here, or Jim Jr. who would have been about HHS Class of '62?
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby David » Thu February 6, 2014, 8:24 am

Jim Barbour Sr.

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Postby Wayne Fuller » Thu February 6, 2014, 8:26 am

Lynn, that would be Jim Sr., he probably delivered mail to you at S&S.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Jody Meacham » Thu February 6, 2014, 12:12 pm

Jim Sr lived at the corner of Boyette and Rollins
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby freddie hassler » Thu February 6, 2014, 12:41 pm

[b]This day was Air Mail day[/ :D b]

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby lynnsteen » Thu February 6, 2014, 1:28 pm

That's what I figured.
I had not remembered that he was a mail carrier though, especially our mail carrier. But I do remember what he looked like, probably through athletics (the Booster Club). Remember Jim Jr., also through athletics as he was a basketball player coming up behind my class.
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby freddie hassler » Fri February 7, 2014, 6:23 am

The reason I said Air Mail Day is because down at Sunset Beach there is a Mail box on a flag pole about 50 feet in the air with Air Mail written on it, and Wayne that picture of City Lake looks like the plane is over the ole Homeplace on Bus74

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Wayne Fuller » Fri February 7, 2014, 6:41 pm

Freddie, the home old home place is at he bottom of the pic with the store just toward the lake and 5th street beside the store. 5th street is the first from the bottom of the picture.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Wayne Terry » Fri February 14, 2014, 6:44 pm

How many times did many of us "climb up the chained front door of the gym" and let ourselves in on the weekends to play basketball?

Nancy, you may be a little young to remember, but we had some basketball battles in your yard...the biggest being the Barbour-Cade
two on two against Butch Adeimy and Mike Campbell.

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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby Jody Meacham » Fri February 14, 2014, 6:51 pm

I did the gym thing. Apparently the double doors didn't lock, so they were chained together but there was enough slack in the chain that both doors would partially swing outward. All you had to do was get to the top of those doors and there was room to drop down between them and the door frame. Also played some basketball in the Adeimy's backyard -- with John instead of Butch.
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Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Postby nbutler » Sat February 15, 2014, 10:25 pm

Wayne Terry, I remember the basketball games in our side yard very well. I never could stand to have a basketball thrown my way because some of the guys used to bounce it off my head. Emily and Jim were the athletes. I just felt I had to protect myself when a ball came my way.


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