Wednesday 15 August 2018

Old photos exhibition

The grass is growing and the tomatoes are ripening but I have not had time to spend much time in the garden recently. Instead I have been in Goole with my friends from the Goole History Society meeting a wide range of visitors to our exhibition in Junction.

We have over a hundred old pictures actually on display covering Goole, Howden and Snaith and the surrounding villages. We also have discs and albums of thousands more and our boast is that if you lived locally we have a picture of you somewhere. Certainly my school picture from Goole Grammar school is there!

It's very rewarding meeting people - so far from Australia, Ireland as well as from the local area. And people have been bringing in old pictures for us to copy as well as buying prints - particularly of the school photos.

We are there until Saturday 18th  and then it's time for a rest. I am then having a break until my WEA local history classes restart. Have a look at this link - if you just want to come and see what we do you'd be very welcome.

Here are a few of the pictures we have  copied this week

Old Goole coronation party Manor Road

Howden 1950s outing to Bridlington

Kilpin Lodge, home of Mr and Mrs Pilling at Howdendyke

Goole Secondary Modern group 1963