Danbury Society


Exhibition of Old Photographs
in Danbury Village Hall


Amendments
1st May2005 Created this page to record the Photographic Exhibition.


Background.

Mr Paul Elliot purchased a large number of photographic negatives from a market stall near London and having recognised that many were of Danbury, gave the Danbury Society the use of them.   A number of presentations have been held in the village and a large number of the people featured have been identified.

The Essex Chronicle have run a number of feature articles and this has produced more information.   The Photographic Exhibition was held in the Village Hall, Danbury on Thursday, 21st April 2005 and an open invitation was issued to enable old friends to meet.   The day was bright & warm and about 100 people turned up to be greeted by Curt Brown, Chairman of the Danbury Society & Norman Bartlett, Secretary.

Tables were laid out with about 200 photographs displayed.

There are 15 photographs to record this event. They will all load although due to the vagaries of Microsoft some may not initially appear, please press F5 (Refresh) or Reload - they will down-load eventually!

Centre of the hall
Photograph of the centre of the Village Hall soon after opening
Photographs by John Bowen, Organiser of the event


Old chums meeting
      Ivar Ewers & Viateur Havelin meeting for the first time in 60 years
Old chums meeting
Betty Linnett (blue) & Viateur meet another friend


Group swapping stories of yesteryear
Group swapping stories of yesteryear                
In the background Mr & Mrs Westwood are looking at a TV
which is displaying more old photographs           


Group in 1940
Group in front of the School Caretakers Cottage - now the Library in 1940.
Note the thatched roof which is now tiles.


David Bowkett
David Bowkett who is featured in the old picture
(centre above) talking to a friend from 1940


David again
   David Bowkett who is featured in the old picture
(centre above) talking to more friends from the '40s


Malcom Reid (seated) with his computer loaded with the 1891 Census

Malcom Heath


Centre of the hall later in the day
Centre of the hall later in the day with Essex Chronicle photographer,
Paul Robins looking at his digital camera


Frank Gurney - Teacher at St John's School in 1938-9
Frank Gurling - Teacher at St John's School in 1938-9
Frank brought along a selection of his photographs of
the period and aswered many questions


The Photographer
This is The Photographer & his Family.
We do not know his name but we do know where he lived in the Bicknacre Road in the 1940s.


Photographer's Mother?
Photographer's Mother standing in the porch of his house in 1940


Mary standing in the house porch in April 2005
Mary standing in the house porch in April 2005


Lady standing by sundail - 1940
Photographer's Mother standing by the Sundial - 1940


Sundial in 2005
The Sundial in April 2005. Note the rouge tuft of grass at it's base.
Is it possible for it to survive 65 years?.




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