• Title
    Miss Wight Photographic Collection
  • Reference
    P DX263
  • Production date
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    Miss Marjory L. Wight (1889-1973) was a prolific photographer starting in her early school days in Worcester, with a Kodak camera, until her later work with a Rolleiflex. For subject matter she concentrated first on buildings, from the West Country to Yorkshire and East Anglia, but especially in South Wales, the Cotswolds, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. She also recorded in some detail the disappearing crafts and agricultural practices, again mainly in her own district of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Her photographs illustrate many books, including K. S. Woods, Rural Crafts of England (1949), and she submitted work to other publications, such as Farmers Weekly. She wrote books on St. David’s and Pembrokeshire, besides numerous short articles and was also interested in archaeology and botany. Miss Wight lived at Mordiford and later at 14 Overbury Road, Hereford.
  • Scope and Content
    The collection consists of negatives and prints taken by Miss Wight, together with some by other photographers which she collected. Other collections of Miss Wight’s work are in Hereford Record Office, Welsh Folk Museum and the National Monuments Record.
  • Extent
    5 series
  • Physical description
    type: ARC
  • Language
  • Level of description
  • Content Subject
  • Conditions governing access
  • System of arrangment
    Record Types PH1 Negatives PH2 Compilations of prints PH3 Prints PH5 Transparencies SP Social and personal records
  • Finding aids
    A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life