Monday, 24 July 2017

We would like to thank The Talbot family and Peter Graham for allowing Darwen Days to show a selection of images portraying life & times in Darwen that have never been seen before.
To view these images please visit our website
'The Talbot Archive'
Wally Talbot and his son Howard were Blackburn based photographers working in the areas of Press, Sport and Commercial photography from the 1930s through to the 1990s.
The photographs here were taken mainly between 1950 and 1969 responding to daily assignments in Blackburn & Darwen and its locality. Staff and students working on the BA (Hons) Photography at The University Centre at Blackburn College, in partnership with the Talbot family and Blackburn Library have been digitally archiving thousands of the Talbots photographs to preserve this essential piece of Blackburn & Darwen social history.
The images show a level of dedication and technical skill that is extraordinary. The photography of Wally and Howard Talbot deserves to be enjoyed by the people of Blackburn & Darwen now and for many years to come.
With grateful thanks to.
Howard Talbot and the Talbot family
Mary Painter at Blackburn Library
Peter Graham for his hours of patience archiving the work
The FdA/BA (Hons) Photography students at UCBC for their enthusiasm and support
The University Centre at Blackburn College for supporting the project

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