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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 4

Posted on - 14th March, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Locations, Mystery Photos, Nostalgia, Photos
Mystery Photos Part 4

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

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.

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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 34

Mystery photo thirty-four

Mystery photo thirty-four is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 35

Mystery photo thirty-five

Mystery photo thirty-five is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 36

Mystery photo thirty-six

Mystery photo thirty-six is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1967.

Mystery Photo 37

Mystery photo thirty-seven

Mystery photo thirty-seven is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1969.

Mystery Photo 38

Mystery photo thirty-eight

Mystery photo thirty-eight is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date.  Possible clues are that Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968
The QE2 was launched December 20, 1967 and commenced her maiden voyage on May 2, 1969.

Mystery Photo 39

Mystery photo thirty-nine

Mystery photo thirty-nine is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken around 1968/69.

Mystery Photo 40

Mystery photo forty

Mystery photo forty is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1955.

Mystery Photo 41

Mystery photo forty-one

Mystery photo forty-one is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 42

Mystery photo forty-two

Mystery photo forty two is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 43

Mystery photo forty-three

Mystery photo forty-three is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. Taken in 1968.

Mystery Photo 44

Mystery photo forty-four

Mystery photo forty-four is one of a large number L.E.P. negatives that have no accompanying title or date. The vehicle has all the appearances of a Mk.1 Ford Escort van and the story could be about the fitting of two way radios in taxis or similar.

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 5 of the series – or – here for part 3

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