Welcome to Norman Field’s web-site, which is
undergoing complete reconstruction at the moment.
(July 2019.)

(Many of the links are broken, but are being progressively repaired.)

  • The Roman Temple at Nîmes, March 2007.
  • Mostly-home-made 45mm gauge steam locomotive.
  • I like collecting photos of Birmingham that don't look like the popular conception of Birmingham. This one is in Gracewell Road, Moseley.
    I like collecting photos of Birmingham that don't look like the popular conception of Birmingham. This one is in Gracewell Road, Moseley.
  • Most important: measuring the first greenhouse tomato of the season, 2015.
  • Gloriously colourised GWR locomotive 'Avalanche'! I could not resist lifting it from its original site. This class was built in the 1890s.
  • The Sacred White Cat That Lives In Our Road. (Like all other white cats, it is completely deaf; I have hissed at it, but it pays no attention.)
  • Vanessa cardui (sorry no italics!) reared from small larvae, 2015.
  • A 'composition', I thought, seen through the door into my kitchen.
    A 'composition', I thought, seen through the door into my kitchen.
  • Iowa Interstate goods train, Davenport, IA, U.S.A. 20??
  • Small Skipper butterfly, October 2006.
  • Sparrow; Scilly Isles, 2007.
  • St. John's Church, Wolverhampton. My great-great-grandfather lived in the square surrounding this church in the 1880s.
  • Urban Twilight, November 2017. (They say: Never try to photograph a sunset; but this one is sort of all right.) 8^)
  • The Robber arrives at the bird feeders. April 2008.
  • This idyllic scene is less than two miles from the centre of Birmingham! It's Edgbaston Canal Reservoir. (From PLACES page.)
  • Two black panthers, seen in 2012 near Doncaster. (From the NATURE STUDY page.)
  • Alas, Greenfinches are seldom seen in the garden here.
  • A home-made player for phonograph cylinders - this brown wax cylinder dates from circa 1902, and is a pirated copy of an 1897 Edison record.
  • The Nuthatch - a rare visitor to the bird table.
  • Autumn on the Lapal Canal, 2017.
    Autumn on the Lapal Canal, 2017.
  • A slender diatom, from the River Alne, near Henley in Arden. (From the NATURE STUDY page.)

For early British 78 rpm record labels 1898 – ca. 1926,
please click this link to my other website: www.early78s.uk

This, my ‘hobby site’, consists of seven sections, as in the header. Click on a heading, and a choice of one or more further pages will appear. These carry articles, images & my interminable ramblings about this and that. I give you friendly warning: do not enter these almost-entirely retro pages if you have a low boredom threshold.  8^)

Q. Who (and why) is Norman Field?

A. Born in 1944, he is a retired jazz musician (in the older styles) who likes all sorts of things, and keeps rattling on about them ad nauseam. He lives in Birmingham, England, and has a son, a daughter and a grand-daughter. As to ‘why’, I’m sorry, I have no idea. 8^)