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Photo Collections

The Circle has been bequested a number of Photo collections, including the Norman, Bradley and Eyers collections. Work is in progress to catalogue these as the first step in making them availble to members.

The Tatchell Collection

As an experiment South Western Circle has initiated an agreement to produce digitized copies of prints from the Historical Model Railway Society’s John Tatchell Collection. Proof prints are available for viewing at Circle Meetings. Like the standard HMRS prints, these prints are 6”x 4”, but have a white border. This will allow the print, if required to be trimmed to an approximate size of 5.5” x 3.5”, i.e. postcard size. The images have all been scanned and enhanced to some degree. Some cropping has occurred where beneficial. Usually this means some loss of sky and foreground. The purpose of cropping is to make the main elements of the image as large as possible. The prints are produced by Jessops and handle like normal photographic prints.

Descriptions and thumbnails of the 350+ images can be seen using the menus to the left of the screen.

Copies of these phtographs can be ordered at 50p each, plus £1.50 per order to cover postage and packing by sending a list of the reference numbers required and a cheque (made payable to South Western Circle) to:

Nick Pomfret,
11, Springfield Place,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 7ZA.