Tudor House is home to the Changing Face of Worcester project; digitising, researching and archiving the vast collection of slides and photographs once owned by Clive and Malcolm Haynes
The Haynes brothers had built up their collection over many years and for 30 years produced presentations of the images for the people of Worcester to view. These were no usual slideshows – up to six projectors linked to faders and computers, complemented by music and an excellently researched commentary. And the pictures were stunning! Buildings were constructed, aged, pulled down and replaced before your eyes.
In the early 2000s, the Haynes gave the collection to Tudor House to digitise and archive the images, so that it could be freely available via the internet, for anyone to access for their own research purposes. Over the past 5 years, some 8,500 of them have been digitised, and there are more to do!
The Changing Face of Worcester project meet weekly, working their way through the archive, identifying places, buildings and, where possible, people: all the societal and architectural changes within the city. The photos are loaded onto the website (www.cfow.org.uk) and the originals placed for safe keeping with the Hive archive service.
Their aim is to tag each image with key descriptions of the content, including date, social aspects, transport, dress, significant buildings, etc. Tagging will make the images easier to search for and find. If you would like to be involved, maybe you have an interest in or knowledge of Worcester’s development, or just an energy and willingness to help, please contact us using the form on this page.
Meetings are held on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays – details of the February and March 2017 meetings can be seen on our events page. It is free to attend and all are welcome!
If you have any interesting image of old Worcester and you would like to help us expand the collection, please bring them along to share. You can also contact the project co-ordinator, John Jordan, via firstname.lastname@example.org. Any images shared to the project will carry an acknowledgement of your ownership: we fully recognise that the images and rights will remain the property of the owner.
Copyright of the images remains that of the owner and they may not be reproduced without the written permission of the owner. Where the owner is Tudor House, we do not make a charge for reproduction but do ask for a donation to help continue the work of the project and museum, and that we are acknowledged as the owner. Please use the contact form on this page to make a request.