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The Changing Face of Worcester
Historical Photograph Project
The Changing Face of Worcester team have put most of the pictures from the project on photo-sharing web site
A small group of people have started the process and we would like you to add your own information on them. Please comment on anything you can see in the photo – streets, buildings, clothes, jobs.
The Haynes Brothers' Presentation
From the late 1960s to the late 1990s, thousands of Worcester people thrilled to the presentation The Changing Face of Worcester
which brothers Clive and Malcolm Haynes created from slides they had taken themselves, family snaps brought to them by their many fans and professional pictures from a hundred years of Worcester photography. This was no ordinary slideshow - up to six projectors linked to faders and eventually computer control, music and an excellent commentary based on good research. And the pictures were stunning! Buildings were constructed, aged, were pulled down and replaced before our eyes. Themes were developed on architecture, conservation, famous lives and historical events. We looked out for where to see the next presentation and booked early.
Worcester Heritage and Amenity Trust,
best known for their Heritage Centre at Tudor House
in Friar Street, Worcester, have taken on the project to capture on to computer the slides used in the presentation, and thousands of others from the collection held by Clive Haynes. Volunteers have been recruited to prepare the slides, digitise them using an automatic slide scanner, index them and locate them on a computer map. A DVD will be produced to introduce the project to local groups, who may be able to offer help with skills, volunteers and finance.
are already at work on the preparation and scanning of slides on our automatic slide scanner. The computer software for the database is at testing stage and we should be able to begin the first stages of indexing soon. If you would like to join the project as a volunteer, please call or email Tudor House: details are on the Who we are
page. You don't need to know about computers, photography or anything else. We will find a job for you.
Where we are heading
- extra opening of Tudor House to promote and develop the project,
- studentships to do historical and photographic work on the project,
- work on other collections which can be made available,
- advanced display eqipment at Tudor House,
- a web site displaying a searchable archive of the photographs and innovative displays
- work with schools to support their history, art and design and other curriculum areas
- sale of high resolution pictures for customers' own use from a 'kiosk' computer at Tudor House.
Eventually the project will be a sustainable activity to capture pictorial records relevant to the changing face of Worcester and develop a process of systematically recording what is changing in current and future development.
Photographs on this page Copyright © Clive Haynes 2010. All Rights Reserved
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