Little is known about some of the photos in this archive. If you can answer any of the following questions about them please send us your thoughts by posting a comment on the photo’s page.

For further details on how to do this please visit our How to comment page.

Whether you agree or disagree with other people’s posts please add your comments as this will help us work out the story behind each image. Any anecdotes the images inspire are welcome too.

The questions are repeated on each page to help jog your memories. Below is a more in-depth explanation of the information we are hoping for.

The questions

  • Is the image the right way round?
    If the image looks familiar but not quite right it’s possible it got scanned in the wrong way round.
  • Is it duplicated in the archive?
    While many hours have been spent removing duplicates, the occasional one is bound to have crept in. If you spot one please contact us.
  • When was the image taken?
    An exact or approximate date or bracketing of years – for example 1920’s, between 1935 and 1948, war time – will help.
  • Why was it taken?
    Was the photo recording an event, a family snapshot or an image for future reference.
  • Who took it?
    The name of the photographer and/or the name of the family collection the image might have been borrowed from.
  • Where is it?
    The part of the village or surrounding area where the photo was taken. If possible, the actual address or details of both the image’s subject and the place the shot was taken from.
  • What does it show?
    While it sounds daft, things change and are forgotten when places and practices fall out of use. So please give a good description of what’s going on in each image especially if it’s about a dying or disused practice.
  • Can you identify the people in it?
    If you can identify or list any people in a photo please let us know. Please provide any details using the from front to back, left to right convention, for example, back row, third from left is A N Other.
  • Any other observations about the image.
    Anything you’ve spotted about the image which isn’t covered by the above. This could be, for example, that the vehicle shown is made up of several different vehicles or the entrance to Church Street from Bath Road used to be much wider. It was altered to improve the road safety of the Primary School pupils.
  • Anecdotes inspired by the images
    Any memories or stories about everyday things or specific places or events shown in each photo are very welcome. For example, Al Skillman used to sit on the bench on the Bath Road footpath watching the cricket matches and the world go by in his later years.

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Things to think about

• Is the image the right way round?
• Is it duplicated in the archive?
• When was the image taken?
• Why was it taken?
• Who took it?
• Where is it?
• What does it show?
• Can you identify the people in it?
• Any observations about the image
• Anecdotes inspired by the images

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