Dedicated to the Memory of Uncle Jack

John Charles (Jack) Shields

23 Feb 1920 to 1 May 2007

This Camera Obscura and website are dedicated to the memory of Uncle Jack whose vision (pun) and untiring work enabled a Camera Obscura to be reinstated on this site.

Uncle Jack was one of 9 brothers and 1 sister. He spent his early life at Park Farm on the Gt. Orme summit, where his father managed the farm and the then Golf course. He was called up to the RAF and served in Scotland at Scapa Flow, Gibraltar and the middle east until the end of WW2. On demob he had various jobs, being a partner in a garage, working for many years as a long distance lorry driver for Hotpoint, ran his own taxi and eventually his little Camera Obscura, which he ran from when he was 70, until his death aged 87. He died at the Obscura site.