Picture the Past

The Bingham Library have created an exhibition of photos that they want the public to identify.

More than 30 photo from the library collection have been put on display and what local residents to come down and identify when, where and what they show. It is believed that some of the photos were taken during the early 20th century.

A talk to around 30 people was given by Mr Nick Tomlinson who is running the project, last week.

Mr Tim Warner from the county council’s library service said, “The team at Bingham Library have found photographs from their collection that we do not know much about. We are hoping that by putting them up, people can fill out the detail of the photographs. We have been given a bit of information about some of them.

“But we want to record as much detail as we can from the photographs, such as the family ones, including when and where they were taken and who is featured in them. We are hoping that by putting them up in the library we will inspire people to bring us even more.”

He continued to say that the earliest photos probably dated from the turn of the last century, while the later ones date from the 1920s.

The exhibition is part of a wider project, Picture the Past, which is being run by the library services in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Libraries in both counties have been displaying photographs with the aim of finding out more about them and the history of local communities.

People can add their own pictures of the past to the projects website, which currently includes more than 100,000 photos.

For more details go to www.picturethepast.org.uk (link goes to the Bingham photograph section)

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