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The Temeloes and Their Girlfriends - Transparency Negative Scanning

Working with our client we were asked to scan a transparency negative of The Temeloes with their girlfriends.  We can only assume that someone was watching the photographer and quickly took their own image.  But rather exciting to convert. The Tremeloes  are an English  beat group  founded in 1958 in  Dagenham ,  Essex .   They initially found success in the  British Invasion  era with lead singer  Brian Poole , scoring a UK  chart-topper  in 1963 with " Do You Love Me ".  After Poole's departure in 1966, the band achieved further success as a four-piece with 13 Top 40 hits on the  UK Singles Chart  between 1967 and 1971 including " Here Comes My Baby ", "Even the Bad Times Are Good", "(Call Me) Number One", "Me and My Life" and their most successful single, " Silence Is Golden ". More information about this band can be found

Follow The Stars - A Celebration of Christmas Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support

Oxford Duplication Centre are proud to support MacMillan Cancer Support with their archival artwork support for their kOrky's artwork. Follow The Stars - A Celebration of Christmas Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support It's only a few days now until the Premiere of Follow the Stars in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the committee is so looking forward to it.   We very much hope you will tune in and enjoy it too; the link will be on the  JustGiving page , there will be a countdown and the programme will start at 8pm.   The concert is available to view until 31st December so please feel free to enjoy with friends and family over the festive period.   If you signed up you will also get a reminder on Friday, but thought I would email you the list too just incase. Let’s hope next year we will all be looking forward to meeting for A Celebration of Christmas in Christ Church Cathedral. 

Unlike Wine, Tape Does Not Improve With Age

Tapes do not improve with age. Quite the opposite. Corporates, consumer and heritage clients have vast archives of magnetic tape that contain information that needs to be preserved.  70% of all audio-visual material is under the threat of deterioration, damage or obsolescence. From about 1950 through the 1990s, most of the world’s audio-visual was entrusted to analogue magnetic recording tape for archival storage.  Now that analogue magnetic tape has moved into a niche archival market, that we at Oxford Duplication Centre specialise in, it is time to reflect and realise that it is time to start worrying about the remaining lifetime of existing tapes.   Video tapes are fundamentally composed of three layers:   1. the binder layer – magnetic particles responsible for signal quality   2. the substrate – stability, strength and friction support   3. the backing – stability, strength and friction support  Corporate and consumer tapes all share one thing in common: they are magnetic media. T

China Changed My Mind Project

CHINA CHANGED MY MIND PROJECT One of our lovely clients asked if we would be willing to support them in turning a 70-year-old book by David Morris, China Changed my Mind into a facsimile eBook ready to upload to Amazon Kindle. This book was of academic and historical importance due to being  about the FAU China Convoy in WW2. Kindle Book:   CCMM website:   SYNOPSIS In the Autumn of 1939, a young Welshman who had recently finished his education at Mill Hill School in North London, went up to Oxford University on a Scholarship to read History at Brasenose College. His name was David Elwyn Morris, born on the 22nd May 1920, the only son of the renowned Baptist Preacher Samuel Mordechai Morris and his wife Kathleen.   Like many others of his generation who were born into a world that followed "the war to end all wars" he was already a committed Christian Paci