Vintage photo of a Concorde taking off / the Lovell Telescope

Scanning some old photos the other day I came across these two here. The first is from when I went to see the legendary Concorde take off from Heathrow Airport and just caught it with my little Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 camera, because that's what 13 year old boys did in the 1970s…

Concorde takes off, circa 1978

The second is from some point near the end of that decade, when I went on a school trip to Jodrell Bank Observatory which is the home of the still impressive Lovell Telescope. When it was constructed in 1955, the telescope was the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world at 76.2 m (250 ft) in diameter Awesome.

Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank