Here’s a very unusual post and quick request for help with a couple of images from the Express & Star photographic archives. Readers may well be aware that there’s an appeal running to support the newspaper’s plan to digitise the many thousands of photos in their archive and get them online as a resource accessible to historians and the public alike.
To support this, a new twitter account has been created – @ESphotoArchive – which has been tweeting some interesting pictures from days gone by to spark public interest. The two images below were tweeted this morning, and there’s uncertainty on the dates of both. If readers can help with this, both I and the photo archive people would appreciate it.
I might not always see eye to eye with the Express & Star but this is a hugely worthwhile project I think the local history community should get behind. The job of scanning and making available such resources is a massive but very important task.
Please comment on this post or mail me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.