Bright, young and photogenic

Having a quiet beer in Cambridge with friends yesterday evening our peaceful drinking session was disrupted by the arrival of a boisterous group of snap-happy first-year students. Eager to impress these bright young things, my friend Paul offered to take a couple of photos of the whole group, but came unstuck when attempting to grab the second snap.

Fortunately, one of the freshers pointed out that the camera needed “winding on” and all was well.

But, it got us thinking…winding on..? Wasn’t this Cambridge, international centre of academic excellence at the heart of the so-called Silicon Fen high-tech industry?

Maybe, given the number in their crowd wearing tweed jackets and the like it wouldn’t have been any more surprising if they’d been using a Box Brownie.

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