Local History Photographs
Our popular range of sepia photographs - hand printed, quality
prints produced using traditional photographic methods.
These pages are currently being refurbished you will soon be able to order from our range of
archive photographs direct from this site.
We have many thousands of old photographic images in our archives
and access to many other collections. New locations and subjects
will be added to these pages gradually. Contact Us for details
Our extensive archive consists of images dating back to Victorian
times but largely covering the period 1890 to 1930. The original
pictures are in various forms.. glass plate negatives, lantern
slides, loose and mounted photographic prints and old picture
We carefully reproduce these originals and supply photographs
as faithfull to the original as possible in clarity and tonal
We do occasionally enhance and retouch - but only where this
is absolutely necessary and does not affect the overall image
hand-printed sepia quality...
Traditional photographic methods are used to individually produce
black & white prints from negative. After developing and fixing
these are washed for several minutes and then chemically bleached
Besides enhancing the appearance of an image the other benefit
that can be gained through toning is protection of the print from
harmful elements in the atmosphere - oxidizing gasses these can
damage photographic prints and cause fading, chemical toning can
greatly slow down this deterioration process the toners actually
converting the silver image into a more stable state.
We use acid-free mount card to present the photographs in our
standard product. The prints are leaf mounted with tape to one
edge in the mount to under normal conditions this allows the photograph
to expand and contract with small changes in temperature and humidity
and remain 'flat'.
For a small extra charge prints can also be 'dry-mounted' onto
We also have a growing range of sepia postcards produced from images
in the collection.