Friday, 21 April 2017

In the Papers!

We have been excited and grateful to receive some local and national press coverage over the FORMAT17 Festival.
The Derby Telegraph have been supportive as always, as have BBC East Midlands. You can see one of our images on BBC Local Live with Gavin Bevis  (14:54, 7 Feb) , and there is a lovely piece on their news website covering the Derby Museums exhibition.

We have particularly had some lovely feedback from the Guardian article. A gentleman from France has been in touch to identify his Great Uncle from the Tickner photograph, and a lady from Spain has recognised her grandfather, Alf Goodere, from the newsagents.

We also spotted a new entry for W. W. Winter on Wikipedia quoting the Guardian article which was a typo. Winters was not in fact founded in 1865, and we can now confirm from a notice in the Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal that the original date for the business was 1852! This allows us to firmly place Winters as the longest continuously running photography studio in the world.
You can see a copy of the clipping from 31 March 1863 on our website

Last but not least, we came across this lovely blog post from 2014, 'My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948' featuring a Winters portrait of a young woman - a great read for anyone interest in family history.