Images of Avalon at Burtle Cafe

Cafe Burtle, Burtle Village Hall, Exhibition

On the 14th of February Tanya Camberwell, Community Heritage Officer with the Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership (AMLP), attended “café Burtle” at Burtle Village Hall.  Café Burtle is a regular event and Tanya was there to display the Images of Avalon ‘Then and Now’ photographic exhibition and to collect images for the Footprints from the Past digital archive.

The Café was bustling with people, which was not a surprise with such a wonderful collection of cakes and pastries, not to mention crumpets and bacon sandwiches! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet members of the community and spread the word about AMLP projects. One lifelong Burtle resident brought in some fascinating photographs for scanning and adding to the archive. Follow up visits will be needed as several people have kindly offered other images for scanning.

This is the first of several image collecting events within the Avalon Marshes area so keep your eyes open for the next dates on this website.

We would like say a special thank you to Café Burtle and the wider village community for your interest and support.

Two of the images collected (With thanks to Eileen Bate)

peat cutters, eileen Bate, archive photographyEileen Bate archive photography

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