illustrated history book

Reimagined history of BRENTFORD FC


Brendan Nevin, CODIJY User & Community Member, UK

Published in 2020, Brendan’s ambitious project tells the story of Brentford FC in 200+ recoloured images spanning the 1880’s to the 1980’s.  

It started with

A Family photo

3 years ago I found a photo of my father-in-law as a teenager in his military uniform. I thought it would be a nice idea to show his children what he would have looked like at the time.

A young fan secures his ticket for the FA Cup tie with Chelsea in 1950.

Bert Rosier rises for a header during training in front of the New Road terrace 98 years ago.

I searched for a recolouring application and discovered a trial for CODIJY.  The results were amazing and soon after I purchased the commercial licence and began experimenting.


After practising with family photographs I then turned to sports photos and set up a restoration and recolour sideline called Recoloured Memories. 

Billy Scott and Dave McCulloch attack the Arsenal goal at Highbury in 1936

I got in touch with the historians of my local soccer team and sent them some examples of my work. They gave me access to the archive of Brentford FC photos

Brentford Team,1922.

The story of the

Book Project

We decided to embark on ambitious project of producing 200+ images to publish in a collection spanning the 1880’s to the 1980’s.

In November 2020, the Brentford Reimagined book had arrived with the publisher and were posted out to all pre-orders.

It is a labour of love and I am working everyday alongside my full time job to produce acurate and moving images of times long gone by. The response to the project had been very positive and trial runs of the prints show the powerful results of the CODIJY tool.

While working on the book, Brendan reached out to the CODIJY team with a question about support for the original DPI, which would have allowed him generate images for printing. Understanding that the fate of the book was at stake, we added support for it in an urgent update of our program.

We admire the tremendous effort that our users put into the reconstruction of history and are proud that our work allows enthusiasts to bring such large-scale projects to life!

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