Well, what a busy month I've had! Not even time to update our blog until today (after the England rugby match of course!). So, what's been happening?
There are couple of things in the pipeline at the moment and as soon as I have fuller details you will all be the first to know but in the meantime I've had more very generous donations made; a 1950s Leica camera, a clockwork self timer device, a rangefinder and a brass film case. These are all items that would have been used years ago and probably not seen very much nowadays.
So, that has got me thinking, these (and many other photographic items that I have) won't necessarily be physically used on the workshops but they are fantastic talking pieces and to know where you're going you need to know where you've been in the first place.
What I am going to do is set up a photographic museum that will be accessible exclusively by workshop beneficiaries only. But so no-one misses out altogether, I will be adding a museum page to the website to display and explain all of the traditional pieces that I collect.
The equipment shown in the picture below was donated by Kevyn Barratt, who lives in Bridport, Devon. These belonged to his brother Martyn, who sadly died twenty years ago. Kevyn wanted them to be seen and appreciated rather than sitting in a drawer for years to come.
Martyn is a much missed family member and to help keep his memory alive for years to come I have decided to call the museum the 'Martyn Morgan Memorial Photographic Museum'.
Keep an eye on future blogs and updates to our museum page to see how the collection grows and how photography used to be!