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Geoff Lowe commented on John Mead's blog post Information request: H G Crabtree
"This is a typical Midland scene, between the wars. The boys are sitting on the edge of a canal bridge, water from their very recent swim showing on the pavement. My father claimed to have swam miles in the 'cut'."
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Information request: H G Crabtree

Over the past six weeks we at  Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid 1940s.Any information about his…See More
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Cambridge News Archive

Last week saw the Cambridge News photography archive move to its new home at Trinity Mirror's central archive at Watford. The move was triggered due to the impending move of the Cambridge News from their Milton offices.The negative archive starts in 1959, if anyone knows the whereabouts of the pre 1959 collection please drop me an…See More
Nov 20, 2017
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Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time…See More
Nov 2, 2017

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Information request: H G Crabtree

Over the past six weeks we at  Trinity Mirror central archive have reviewed our holdings from the Birmingham Gazette. A number of images have come to light by a photographer by the name of H G Crabtree. He appears to have worked for the paper from the early 1930s to the mid…

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Posted on March 12, 2018 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Cambridge News Archive

Last week saw the Cambridge News photography archive move to its new home at Trinity Mirror's central archive at Watford. The move was triggered due to the impending move of the Cambridge News from their Milton offices.

The negative archive starts in 1959, if anyone knows the whereabouts of the pre 1959 collection…

Continue

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:30

Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 10:35

Newspaper Archives - whatever happened too?

Over the past five years as Trinity Mirror's archivist I have begun to bring together all its national and regional photographic archives into a central archive based at Watford.

What has become apparent that a number of the regional archives are incomplete and that no one person knows what happen to the them. There are Chinese whispers of…

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Posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:00

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At 9:21 on March 2, 2012, Mel Sambells said…

Thanks John!

At 20:29 on February 27, 2012, Lesley Valentine said…

I will try to gather together the photos I have.

Before Ivor worked for the Mirror he had his own studio in Bristol.

1898 - 39 Park Street, St. Augustines Parade (he was only 21 yrs old then)

1901 - Triangle, 61, Queens Road

1902 - 36, College Green to 1905

In 1916 Ivor was at the helm of an exhibition at the Grafton gallery where there were very large prints, some 6 x 3 metres.   I have a photo of him with Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales at this exhibition.

Lesley

 
 
 

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