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Many thanks for your eMail reply .....................
It is uncanny how Lucy ('Monty's) Granddaughter, by chance/destiny! was informally just showing her Father (who normally lives in Zimbabwe) the wonders of the Internet EXACTLY at the time I placed my Appeal on the BPH website AND that I mentioned the Glass Plates to a local history friend AND he stated he had just published a book about 'Monty' and his Father!!!
I also received an eMail from New York today - describing how she came to 'stumble' upon my BPH Appeal ................. I think 'Monty' must be looking down - with divine intervention!!
I have been researching/preserving the Glass Photographic Plates (x40+) of the Victorian Photographer, the Reverend Montague 'Monty' Bird (see my BPH Blog)- which were found by a friend when she was playing in the Loft of her home at the Old Parsonage, Hoton, England in the 1950's...... have you, by chance, come across him in your travels?
This has led (with the help of BPH) to contacting his family: Son (Zimbabwe) and Grand daughter (New York) ......... we are now trying to locate and preserve his remaining Plates (containing amazing Photomontages) which were left with the Leicester Museum in 1955,,,,,,,,,BUT we are NOW told they have been lost? Watch this space!!
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