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What do John Llewelyn & Thomas Henry Winterbourn have in common?

Well, apart from being pioneering Victorian photographers, they both seem to be on a lucky streak! After the report of Llewelyn's £2 million grant here, there is now news of the Heritage Lottery Fund awarding £40,000 to the community interest company, The Share Initiative (TSI), which is backing the display of Winterbourn's work.

Only around half of Winterbourn's 8,000 glass plates have been scanned to-date. The project, VIEW+, will chart the work of these images taken by him of Leominster and its surrounding villages. Schools, community groups and history societies could also benefit, while workshops will include help on how to interpret the images.

It is hoped the three-year project, leading up to the 100th anniversary of the First World War being declared, will give all ages the chance to learn what life in the county was like in previous generations.

The full news article can be found here.


Photo: Thomas Henry Winterbourn’s photograph of the construction of Dinmore tunnel.

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