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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
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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
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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…

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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

Daily Mirror George Mewes discoveries

Its been a fantastic week in tracking down more information about the Daily Mirror's First World War photographers, especially George Mewes.

George went to Russia at the beginning of the war and became a Official Photographer with the Russian Imperial Army. As well as making a photographic record of the fortunes of the Russian army he wrote a series of articles which were syndicated around the world.

His description of the fall of Warsaw, the cost to the city and the…

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Posted on May 8, 2014 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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