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Photographic Collection

Our photographic collection forms a significant part of our oral history archive.


We have a huge back catalogue of images, both analogue and digital, which show people’s lives in all their richness and variety.  Many of these photographs have been given or bequeathed to us over the past 25 years and we are regularly adding to the archive in this way.  We can draw from this catalogue on a wide range of themes for exhibitions, web and book publications and oral history talks both face to face and online. 

We also use these images as ‘cultural probes’ in our oral history activities; images can be powerful tools with which to stimulate people’s memories, encouraging them to talk and contribute, particularly in reminiscence activities or dementia awareness training sessions. We have also undertaken and published research on how children experience photographs using a range of media. 

A small selection of photographs are shared here for you to enjoy.

If you would like to find out more about our photographic collection, or if you have any photographs that you would like to donate, please contact us for an informal discussion:



Mob:    07925 063078

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