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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 1

Posted on - 21st February, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Locations, Mystery Photos, Nostalgia, Photos
Mystery Photos Part 1

Almost everyone would probably recognise this photo of the Market Square in Preston. However, some photos are not so easily identified as this one is.

 

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The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge.

Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and subject have appeared and the guys at Preston Digital Archive would love to know if anyone could help with identifying people, locations and any other useful information regarding these photos.

Have a look at the images below and see if there is anything you recognise about them, in particular, people and places, including names if possible. They are nearly all from the 1950’s and the 1960’s.
Please note that all the images are copyright to the L.E.P.

Mystery Photo 01

Mystery photo one

Mystery photo one came bundled with a large number of images taken during the 1882 Preston Guild but we can’t identify the location as being in or around Preston. We believe the photographers may have been Robinson & Thompson (R&T) of 57a, Church Street, Liverpool.

Mystery Photo 02

Mystery Photo two

Mystery photo two is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date.

Mystery Photo 03

Mystery photo three

Mystery photo three is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date.

Mystery Photo 04

Mystery photo four

Mystery photo four is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title but is is thought to have been taken around 1965/66. However, it is known that the man standing 2nd from right on back row is Tom Woan who worked at Harrison’s Bakery all his life.

Mystery Photo 05

Mystery photo five

Mystery photo five is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date.

Mystery Photo 06

Mystery photo six

Mystery photo six is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date.

Mystery Photo 07

Mystery photo seven

Mystery photo seven is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. However, the man in the photo is using a Stylophone, the pocket-sized organ that Rolf Harris introduced to the world in the late 60’s.

Mystery Photo 08

Mystery photo eight

Mystery photo eight is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title but was taken in 1966.

Mystery Photo 09

Mystery photo nine

Mystery photo nine is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date but was taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 10

Mystery photo ten

Mystery photo ten is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date but was taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 11

Mystery photo eleven

Mystery photo eleven is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date but was taken in 1967.

Did you recognise anything in any of these photos? Even the smallest of details can very often give a significant clue as to their identification. So, if you have found something you might think of as being a lead, even a tenuous one, then please state your findings in the comments section below.

Click here for part 2 of the series.

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