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Agricultural Training Board (DX 310)
This collection consists of over 4300 prints and about 200 negatives showing the work of the Agricultural Training Board.
An accession list is available in the Index Room.

John Allen and Sons (Oxford) Ltd (TR 2 ALS; TR 3 ALS)
This collection consists of:
  • TR 2 ALS PH1- Negatives - 14 glass negatives of scarifier plates, interiors of the works, Allen scythes, and unidentified objects, stored with TR 3 ALS at numbers 29, 30, 176-182.
  • TR 2 ALS PH3 - Prints - 33 photographs showing cranes, rollers, excavators and other machinery, 1910-1960
  • TR 3 ALS PH1 - Negatives - 182 glass negatives showing the firm and its products, including some from TR 2 ALS
  • TR 3 ALS PH3 - Print - 1 print showing a steam roller
    An accession list is available in the Index Room (File TR1).
    These photographs form part of the Allen archive: see Trade Records.


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Bird (DX 325)
This collection consists of 8 prints taken by The Museum of English Rural Life from originals held by Mr Derek Bird, and 15 original postcards, showing Wargrave during the first half of the twentieth century.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

Blackett (DX 346)
This collection consists of 67 prints taken by The Museum of English Rural Life from originals held by Mrs L Batchelor (and 1 item of ephemera), showing members of the Blackett family, Thorpe Lea House (nr Windsor), Wickham House (nr Newbury), together with various scenes of bathing, riding, hunting, motoring, gardening, family, rural and estate life, mainly in Berkshire and Sussex, 1880s.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Bomford and Evershed (TR BOM)
This collection consists of 2 boxes of negatives and some transparencies, showing machinery (both static and in use).
These photographs form part of the Bomford and Evershed archive: see Trade Records.

British Council (DX380)
This collection consists of prints showing various rural crafts.
NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

David Brown Tractors (TR DBT)
This collection consists of extensive numbers of negatives and print albums showing David Brown products in works and in use.
There are also prints from Harrison Macgregor.
These photographs form part of the David Brown archive: see Trade Records.

W J Brown (DX 324)
This collection consists of 42 prints showing Faringdon and surrounding area, taken between 1880 and 1934.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.


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Collier (DX 323)
This collection consists of approximately 6000 glass negatives showing Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire from 1905 to the 1960s.
Phillip Osborne Collier (1881-1979) was a commercial photographer and postcard publisher working in Reading from around 1905. His partnership with Eric Guy lasted from the end of the Great War until around 1940.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Council for the Protection of Rural England (SR CPRE; SR 2CPRE; SR 3CPRE)
This collection shows landscape and the effect, be it good or bad, of development during the period 1920-1980. Not all are rural scenes, and there are some foreign comparisons.
These photographs form part of the CPRE archive: see Society Records.

The Countryside Commission (DX 307)
This collection consists of about 10000 prints, together with some negatives and transparencies, showing the landscape, use and misuse of:
  • National Parks
  • country parks
  • picnic sites
  • heritage coasts
  • areas of outstanding natural beauty
  • long distance footpaths
The desire to give legislative protection to the countryside is not a new one, as the numerous early attempts to secure the passage of an Access to Mountains Act prove. Further impetus was given to the movement in 1895 when the National Trust was incorporated, but it was not until 1926 that the idea of establishing National Parks found a champion in the Council for the Protection of Rural England.
Even so, it was only in 1949 that the passage of a National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act finally established twelve National Parks and provided for the safeguarding and extension of rights of way.
A National Parks Commission was set up to oversee the implementation of the Act, and in 1951 it introduced the well-known Country Code.
Calls for wider powers led to the passage of the Countryside Act 1968, which allowed for the creation of country parks and heritage coasts, and which renamed the statutory body The Countryside Commission.
An accession list is available in the Index Room.


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Dann/Lewis (DX 322)
This collection consists mainly of glass plate negatives showing Reading and immediate surrounding area from the 1870s to the 1940s.
Mrs Frances Dann was a commercial photographer who opened a studio in Reading in 1856.
The business was taken over by her granddaughter (also Frances) and Henry Lewis, and operated into the 1940s.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.
A full catalogue listing will shortly be available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.


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Essex Institute of Agriculture (DX 363)
This collection consists of about 200 3.25 inch square glass slides.
It covers livestock, machines (especially early tractors) and miscellaneous topics including fertilizer workings overseas.


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Farmer and Stockbreeder (DX 255)
The agricultural journal Farmer and Stockbreeder began as a weekly publication in 1889. Its forerunner, The Farmer, had been established in 1865 from Scottish Farmer and Horticulturalist, and had gained importance during the 1870s. Farmer and Stockbreeder went on to become the leading agricultural periodical, incorporating first the Chamber of Agriculture Journal, and then the Agricultural Gazette in July 1925. At about this time photographs from staff photographers begin to appear in the magazine, and the H series of negatives is started (PH1/H). In 1971 the magazine merged with British Farmer, the official organ of the National Farmers Union to become British Farmer and Stockbreeder (by this time it was fortnightly), until loss of advertising revenue forced its closure in March 1984.

The Farmer and Stockbreeder photograph library collection was deposited in the Museum of English Rural Life in 1969. It covers the period 1924-1984.

Negatives include about 100,000 quarter plate glass items (PH1/H1-9999 and PH1/K1-93669), and many hundreds of 35mm film negatives (PH1/L63-70 and PH1/L001-). Each set of H and K negatives is recorded in the Job Books (PH4/5-16) and in the Summary Negative Books (PH4/1-4), which act as a rudimentary subject index. There is also an index of prize animals by name (PH4/17-20).

Many of the H and K negatives have been printed, and are organised according to a number of systems: most prints are marked with a K or H series negative number. Larger prints are arranged according to the Museum of English Rural Life classification scheme (PH2/P), which also includes photographs held by Farmer and Stockbreeder from other sources such as freelance photographers.

Photographs of prize animals are either mounted on 8x5 contact cards and arranged by breed (PH2/S1-4), or are arranged by show (PH2/S5-77).

The main sequence of contact prints is arranged according to the original Farmer and Stockbreeder classification system (PH2/A-N), with an index (PH4/21). Other contact prints are arranged by date and subject (PH2/X).

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life and other copyright holders
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Farmers Weekly (DX 254)
This collection consists of:
  • glass negatives, 1945-c.1965
  • contact prints
    1. 1945-c.1965, few prints from negatives
    2. late 1960s and 1970s, in year order
  • prints, mainly submitted by freelance photographers
The photograph library of the Farmer's Weekly covers arable and livestock farming, especially prevailing husbandry practices, the introduction of new techniques and the application of science to agriculture, from 1945 to c.1965, with additional material from the late 1960s and 1970s.
Typical subjects include farm labour, farm visits, wartime farming, agricultural shows, events and personalities.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life and other copyright holders.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

John Fowler and Co (TR FOW)
This collection consists of:
  1. photograph albums from 1862 onwards (10x12 glass negatives stored for the Museum of English Rural Life by John Kimber.
  2. miscellaneous photos not in albums (TR 8FOW)
These photographs form part of the Fowler archive: see Trade Records.


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Gale (DX 314)
This collection consists of 85 copy prints supplied by the Royal Photographic Society of photographs taken by Joseph Gale (16.10.1830-6.8.1906, an architect and photographer who spent most of his working lfe in Bermondsey.
His work was frequently exhibited at the Royal Photographic Society, and is the subject of a book, "A Victorian Country Album" by Brian Coe (9210 GAL)

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: Copies can be ordered from The Royal Photographic Society.

Glanfield (DX 354)
This collection consists of over 200 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from postcards and photographs loaned by Mr Glanfield, showing farming and rural life, late 19th to early 20th century.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Goodland (DX 358)
This collection consists of 317 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs loaned by Mr Goodland.
They show Hampshire rural crafts, the originals having been supplied to Mr Goodland by Tom Viney, James Smith and others, from the 1940s until the 1960s.
An accession list is available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the copyright holders: further details on request.

Greenaway (DX 333)
This collection consists of 66 copy prints and several photocopies made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs owned by Mr and Mrs R G Greenaway, showing Ashampstead, Yattendon and surrounding area, c.1890-1950.

The Grower (DX 319)
The collection consists of both prints and negatives.
The photograph library of The Grower covered market gardening and horticulture in the 1960s and 1970s.

Guy (DX 289)
This collection consists of 2000 glass negatives and some prints, showing agriculture in central southern England from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Eric Guy was a commercial photographer with businesses at Basingstoke, Hampshire and then Reading, Berkshire.
His partnership with Phillip Collier lasted from the end of the Great War until around 1940.
Reference copy prints are available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.


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Hardy (DX 356)
This collection consists of copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from originals loaned by Dorchester Museum.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: Copies can be ordered from Dorchester Museum.

Hartley (D HART)
This collection consists of prints and negatives showing rural crafts, occupations and pastimes from the 1920s to the 1960s.
They were taken by Miss Dorothy Hartley, a well-known chronicler of the countryside, and form part of the Hartley archive collection.
A full catalogue listing is available in the Index Room (File D1)

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Hassan (DX 331)
This collection consists of 76 contact prints and 6 larger prints showing Stanford Dingley in the 1930s.

Hertfordshire College of Agriculture (DX 364)
This collection consists of 79 glass slides (3.25 inch square).
Most are works photographs of machinery such as steam engines, tractors, ploughs and hay elevators.

Hooper (DX 340)
This collection consists of 177 negatives and 5 original prints showing boating, village and family life, local scenes and events across southern England, February to August 1899.
The negatives were all produced by Ada L Summerford, and come complete with original item listings: subjects include Henley Regatta, Sandwich, Broadstairs, Bourne End, Reading and Caversham, and Maidenhead. The prints include some shots by Eric Guy of ploughing and harvesting.
An accession list is available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Hornsby: Ruston Paxman Diesels deposit (DX 179)
This collection consists of a small number of works photographs in binders.
These photographs form part of the Ruston Paxman Diesels archive.

Howard (TR 3RAN)
This collection consists of negatives showing machinery in works.
These photographs form part of the Ransomes archive: see Trade Records.

Howell (DX 368)
This collection consists of copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from originals loaned by Mr C Howell, showing Somerset life and scenes, early 20th century..

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Hopkins (DX 326)
This collection consists of 8 prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from lantern slides loaned by Mr Hopkins, showing Tidmarsh and Pangbourne around the turn of the century.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Hopson (DX 332)
This collection consists of 143 prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from postcards owned by Mrs Hopson, showing Berkshire villages, c.1890-1935.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

R Hunt and Co Ltd (TR HNT)
This collection consists of about 1000 individual photographic prints of products, labour force and premises, 1860s to 1950s.
An accession list is available in the Index Room (File TR1).
These photographs form part of the Hunt archive: see Trade Records.


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Simon Johnson (DX 353)
This collection consists of 312 colour prints taken on behalf of the Museum of English Rural Life, showing architectural detail and vernacular buildings in Reading and surrounding area, Jan-Feb 1992.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life, with acknowledgement to "Simon Johnson Collection".
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.


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Knight (DX 313)
This collection consists of 200 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from negatives loaned by Farnham Urban District Council.
John Henry Knight (c.1847-22.9.1917) was a farmer, inventor and motorist in Farnham, Surrey.
In 1895 he made the first two-seated petrol driven motor car constructed in England, as well as a steam digger and other machinery. See: Autocar 22.9.1917 for obituary.
The photographs show Knight's family, house, farm and inventions, together with scenes in Victorian and Edwardian Farnham and district.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: Copies can be ordered from Farnham Urban District Council.


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Lamb (DX 344)
This collection consists of 81copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs and illustrations loaned by Ina Lamb, showing Sibford Ferris, Oxon, and surrounding area (farming, family, events), c.1900-1920.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Law (DX 345)
This collection consists of 41 postcards and 2 photographs supplied R B Law, showing gypsies and their caravans, 1962-1990.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: Copies can be ordered from R B Law, 121 York Road, Strensall, York.

Lewis (DX 330)
This collection consists of about 60 prints and 4 photocopies relating to Stanford Dingley, together with 9 prints showing Hermitage; mainly 20th century.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

Long (DX 357)
This collection consists of 427 glass negatives, showing folk customs: crafts, farm work, Morris dancing, mummers, charity doles etc, 1930-1940s.
Reference copy prints are available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.


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Manners (DX 374)
This collection consists of colour transparencies and b/w negatives, together with general information files (leaflets etc) showing rural crafts and scenes, 1970s.
NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.

Marshall of Gainsborough (TR MAR)
This collection consists of:
  1. albums of works photographs, and pictures of machinery on trial, home and abroad, 1870s-1960s. They show the full range of Marshalls products: steam engines, threshing machines, rollers, tractors, tea plantation machinery etc, and some machinery made by other manufacturers.
  2. individual prints and negatives, showing the same subjects as the albums
These photographs form part of the Marshall archive.

Milk Marketing Board (DX 342)
This collection consists of photographs of board members, of painting formerly hung in the MMB building at Thames Ditton, and of the MMB war memorial, 20th century.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: further details on request.

Monk (Object number 96/46-53)
This collection consists of 7 original prints showing family groups, individuals and soldiers convalescing in hospital, c.1914-1918.
These photographs form part of the Museum of English Rural Life object collections.

Mortimer Local History Group (DX 347)
This collection consists of 21 sheets of contact prints and a set of negatives made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs, postcards and illustrations loaned by Mortimer Local History Group, showing Mortimer and surrounding area, c.1894-1981.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donors.
Copies can be ordered from The Museum of English Rural Life photo enquiry service.


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Nalder and Nalder (TR NAL)
This collection consists of 2 boxes of works photographs of machinery (negatives).
These photographs form part of the Nalder and Nalder archive: see Trade Records.

National Institute for Research in Dairying
This collection consists of:
  1. Albums containing Dairy Show Records 1930s: photographs of cows, with details.
  2. 2 boxes of 3.25 inch square blackand white transparencies, showing dairying, general agricultural machinery and some livestock portraits. Many are copied from other sources (catalogues etc). A small number are from university farms, 1930s to 1940s.
  3. a few glass negatives showing implements, not printed.


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Open Spaces Society (DX 186)
This collection consists of about 1000 glass lantern slides showing commons, parks and other public open spaces in both town and country, 1920s to 1930s.
The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 as The Commons Preservation society with the object of saving the remaining commons for the enjoyment and recreation of the people. The early struggle centred on London, and in particular on Epping Forest, Wimbledon Common and Hampstead Heath: all are represented in the photograph collection, along with many other parts of the country.

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Perkins (DX 348)
This collection consists of 32 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from an album of photographs ("Sunny Days"), loaned by Mrs Perkins, showing Sonning, Marlow, Maidenhead etc, c.1901.
Subjects covered include croquet, cricket, boating, bathing and village life.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.

Pool (DX 339)
This collection consists mainly of glass plate negatives, showing late nineteenth century local people and buildings.
Alfred Pool (1864-1956) was an inventor, engineer and self-styled "photographic artist", of Chipstable, Somerset.

Power Farming (DX 315)
This collection consists of both negatives and prints.
The photograph library of Power Farming covered farm mechanization from 1945 to 1980.
Typical subjects include new products made by British firms and those marketed in this country by overseas manufacturers.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life and other copyright holders


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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies (TR RAN)
This collection consists of:
  1. photograph albums, 1856 onwards, listed in numerical order, mostly copies to 35mm negatives by the Museum of English Rural Life.
  2. early album of competitors products (TR RAN ET3/24)
  3. later deposits (TR 9RAN; TR 10RAN): uncatalogued
These photographs form part of the Ransomes archive: see Trade Records.

Read (DX 297)
This collection consists of negatives showing Somerset rural life, landscape and farming, early 20th century.
John Read (1884-1963) was Professor of Chemistry at the Universities of Sydney and St Andrews, but also wrote and staged plays in the dialect of his native Somerset.

Royal Horticultural Society (DX 362)
This collection consists of one box of 3.25 inch glass slides, showing plants, their pests and diseases; trial plots and greenhouse work; activities at Seale Hayne College; 1920s-1930s.

Rural Industries Bureau (DX 338)
This collection consists of 14 albums of prints, 37 large prints and 184 monochrome 35mm transparencies, showing rural crafts during the 1930s and 1940s. Many of the photographs were taken by well known chroniclers of country crafts, such as Marjorie Wight and C F F Snow.
A full catalogue listing will shortly be available in the Index Room.


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C S Smith (D CSSM)
This collection consists mainly of prints covering general agricultural topics, especially agricultural aviation, from the 1950s to the 1980s.
C S Smith was an agricultural journalist with the Farmer's Weekly among others. He often wrote under the name Peter Gurney.

Snow (DX 318)
This collection consists of both negatives and prints showing rural crafts and industries in the 1940s.
C F F Snow (1903-1984) was a schoolmaster and amateur photographer, who took most of his photos in Southern England during the Second World War.
His photos illustrate many of his wife Mary's articles in Country Life etc.
Snow's last significant contriution to rural life photography was a commission by Katherine Woods to provide photographs for her deatiled survey, Rural Crafts of England (1949).

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life

Spencer-Harper (DX 370)
This collection consists of 118 copy prints, 1 contact sheet and 20 photocopies made by the Museum of English Rural Life from original photographs and postcards loaned by Mrs Angela Spencer-Harper, showing Oxfordshire scenes, mainly Stoke Row, c1858-1990.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: further details on request.

Sulham House (DX 355)
This collection consists of 1210 copy prints and 355 contact prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from family albums of original photographs loaned by Mrs Iris Moon, showing life and work on the estate, various towns/holiday scenes, 1884-1918.
Reference copy prints are available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.

Sutcliffe (DX 335)
This collection consists of copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life.
Frank Sutcliffe was a Victorian photographer of rural subjects, chiefly agriculture, people and pastimes.
His photographs were taken in and around Whitby, Yorkshire, in the late nineteenth century.
Reference copy prints are available in the Index Room.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY

Suttons Seeds (TR SUT)
This collection consists of:
  1. negatives and contact cards showing flowers, bulbs etc; trial plots; haymaking; grazing; market gardening; Suttons show stands
  2. negatives showing farming, 1904-1905
  3. prints, 1950s-1960s
These photographs form part of the Suttons archive: see Trade Records.

Suttons Seeds - Timpson deposit (DX 291)
This collection consists of 344 prints as used in Suttons Seed Catalogues, arranged by subject and showing both seeds and types of farm management, 1950-1965.


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Tolsey (DX 371)
This collection consists of 41 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from original photographs and postcards in the possession of Tolsey Museum, Burford, showing Burford, Oxfordshire, c1860-1930.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donor.

Topham (DX 316)
This collection consists of a large number of prints showing general agricultural and rural subjects, 20th century.

Treacher (DX 320)
This collection consists of around 900 negatives, taken from the 1890s to the 1930s, showing mainly Twyford and surrounding area, but also archaeological subjects from across England and Wales.
Llewellyn Treacher (1859-1943) was a geologist, antiquarian and local historian who spent his whole life in Twyford, Berkshire.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life


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Voysey (DX 281)
This collection consists of a large number of prints showing general agricultural and rural subjects, 20th century.


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Wallis and Steevens (TR WAL)
This collection consists of a 42 mounted prints, showing steam tractors, steam wagons, steam rollers, motor rollers, scarifiers, thrashing machines, trailers, living vans, water carts and sprayers, 1906-1939
An accession list is available in the Index Room (File TR1).
These photographs form part of the Wallis and Steevens archive: see Trade Records.

Ward (DX 311/312)
This collection consists of a large number of prints and negatives, arranged according to J D U Ward's own classification and showing topography, buildings etc in the West country, 1950s

Waterhouse (DX 349)
This collection consists of 3 prints copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from originals held by Mr Waterhouse, showing views of Whiteknights Park, c.1870.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the donors.

Watney (DX 329)
This collection consists of 14 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from originals held by Dr Watney of photographs showing Bradfield, Buckhold and Stanford Dingley, mid 20th century.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY

Westall (DX 328)
This collection consists of 37 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from originals owned by Mr Westall showing Reading and surrounding area, early 20th century.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life

Wight (DX 263)
This collection consists of prints dating back as far as 1895, and negatives of her own photographs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Miss Marjorie L Wight (1889-1973) was an author and amateur photographer working mainly in Herfordshire and Worcestershire.
An enthusiastic recorder of rural crafts and disappearing agricultural practices, her famous picture of millstone dressing is an early example of flash photography.
Reference copy prints are available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the express permission of the Museum of English Rural Life

Wilder (DX 343)
This collection consists of 34 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs and illustrations loaned by W C Wilder, showing Wallingford and surrounding area (foundry, farming, family portraits), c.1914-1960.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY

Wokingham History Society (DX 334)
This collection consists of 35 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from photographs and illustrations held by Wokingham History Society, showing Wokingham streets, buildings, people and events, c.1845-1930.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY

George Woods (DX 327)
This collection consists of 62 copy prints made by the Museum of English Rural Life from negatives are held by the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, showing Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire in the late nineteenth century.
George Woods was a late Victorian photographer in the Hastings area: his subject matter included country scenes, but also the seafront at Hastings including fishermen, fishing boats, pleasure yachts, entertainers and vendors.
These photographs are included in the Index to Places.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: Copies can be ordered from the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

K S Woods (DX 309, DX 296)
This collection consists of about 100 prints and a few negatives showing crafts and industries, and collected from various sources including Eric Guy and C F Snow.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the permission of the Museum of English Rural Life and other copyright holders

Dorothy Wright (D DWGT)
This collection consists of a large number of photographs showing basketry and other country crafts, 1960-1980.
They were collected by Dorothy Wright (1910-1996), a well-known writer on basketry, and form part of the Dorothy Wright archive: see Documents.
A full catalogue listing is available in the Index Room (File D1)

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the permission of the Museum of English Rural Life.

Wynmalen (DX 360)
This collection consists of 57 files of negatives, contact prints and printing blocks showing livestock, horses and hunting around Hare Hatch, c1950s.
An accession list is available in the Index Room.

NOT TO BE REPRODUCED without the permission of the Museum of English Rural Life.


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