The Photo Archive, as its name suggests, is a
collection of old photographs, many from over 100 years ago. They are really
useful in seeing how things have changed or in researching the local history
of a place, building or other item.
This archive has a growing number of divisions, think of it as
separate collections, each on a theme, and more will be added over time. An
individual photo in the archive can be included in more than one collection.
Just click on the title on the right to select an archive.
By building this as collections it should make it more
relevant to your researches and also easier for our volunteers to build and
maintain. We have made the colour scheme different to our other sites so you
know you are in the archive.
ALL of the images here are covered by Creative
Licences, this means you can use them for your own use, include them in
personal or organisations websites and the like, but some may have
restrictions in use for commercial purposes. The only restrictions are that you must show a link back to
this resource by them, and you cannot sell them, include them in
compilations you are going to sell etc. Our help section explains this further,
as well as a having keys and much more.
We believe all these images are either
Creative Commons or Public Domain images, if you disagree and think you have
a claim on them, then first think about if it really matters, in many cases
the size of image and resolution we have available may not challenge an
archive you might at some time wish to sell, and wouldn't it be better that
people have the chance to see and use these images, than them being filed
away and most likely eventually lost. If you still object to it being here
we will investigate your objection, we have a page on this, and how to
send us the information we need in order to determine if your claim is right
or not. If you want to find out more then please see the page in the
If you think we have a photo misclassified, and it's
of another place, then please let us know there is more information on this as
well, in the
If you have old photos that you feel should be
included in our archive then the
has a page on that as well.
If you have the
time to become involved in helping us build this archive or may have, then
we would love to hear from you, even if its a bit of help occasionally or you
want to take on a whole new collection. You don't need any computing skills and
we can work with you in so many ways to suit your preferred way of working. We
have more information on this in the
Divisions of the