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Reece Winstone Archive call for volunteer digitisers

The Reece Winstone Archive is planning to become a charitable trust in order to ensure the corpus remains intact...writes John Winstone. We also have a policy of seeing continuing growth. The Archive presently holds 100,000 images of Britain from the 1930s to the 1980s and, in particular, on Bristol. Included in this tally are some 10,000 collected photographs of Bristol and area down to 1840 and the work of other twentieth-century freelance topographic photographers working across England in black and white and colour.

Reece Winstone FRPS was founder of the RPS Photo-Journalism Group in 1957, a member of the RPS Historical Group and published many photographs of Bristol in 37 volumes in a long freelance career.

We are looking for volunteers interested in undertaking digitising various parts of the Archive, mostly medium format negatives. For reasons of ease of lending material in the pandemic we would like to hear from those living in the south-west in the first instance.

Please contact John Winstone at

Image: Reece Winstone in Queen Square, Bristol, on 9 October 1948 taken by Bristol CC member N. Dibble.

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