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A friend, while playing with her sister in the Loft of there home - the Old Parsonage in the early 1950's - discovered many glass photographic plates taken by the Victorian Photographer, the Reverend Montague 'Monty' Bird.
He was a fine and enthusiastic photographer and pioneer motoring enthusiast - who took many images of local events and characters ....... and specialised in humorous PhotoMontages (skeleton dinner parties/ winged car flying over the Rectory (somewhat pre dated 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang').
As they are deteriorating, I have high resolution scanned the the available ones onto digital files to help preserve them for posterity (the others were left with the local Records Office in the 1950's) BUT they now appear lost!!
I am researching 'Monty's' life locally BUT am writing to enquire if any Members may have come across him (I understand he may have been a member of the Linked Ring/London Photographic Salon) in there photographic researches ............... ?
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