The Epping Society has donated a collection of approximately 150 8" x 10" monochrome photographs of street views of buildings in Epping and Coopersale to Epping Forest District Museum.
The photos, taken in the early 1970s by Stuart Turner LRPS form part of his bequest to the Society. The majority of his pictures were left to English Heritage but he wanted these to be kept in the local area. As well as these photographs the Society is donating around 20 postcards and smaller prints as well as approximately 100 colour prints of Epping High Street c.2003. The photos will be looked after for future generations to enjoy.
Collection Management Officer Jill Holmen said: "We are extremely grateful to the Epping Society for this generous donation. These photos will be a vital record of changes to shop ownership and detail of everyday life and the changing streetscene. They will also be of interest to researchers and visitors."
Epping Society Chairman Andrew Smith, who handed over the photographs said: "We are delighted to present these photos to Epping Forest District Museum. They will now be available to a much wider audience and even more people will be able to enjoy them."
Images have been digitised and will be available to view on Epping Society's website www.eppingsociety.org.uk
The Museum is currently closed for redevelopment. However, there is still plenty going on, both in the district and at our sister museum, Lowewood, in Hoddesdon. For more information on the Museum, read our blog at http://efdmuseum.com/