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Help us to create ‘footprints of the past’

archive photography of local industry agriculture history and social domestic life

The Images of Avalon archive would like to scan images that you have to create a unique look into the life of the Avalon Marshes area. We’re looking for images of people, places, and landscape that show aspects of industry, agriculture, history, and social and domestic life.

The Images of Avalon is a community orientated multi-layer project focused on the landscape and cultural heritage of the Avalon Marshes area, and it includes:
Phase 1: ‘Then and Now’ – A photographic competition and exhibition of entries that will be included in the archive.
Phase 2: ‘Footprints from the past’ – To gather a collection of a digital of images to produce an archive for our website and public use.

The first phase of image collection was exhibited at Somerset Crafts centre during July 2014; the next phase is to gather images and oral accounts of the magic of the Avalon Marshes.

The images we collect will be documented and uploaded to our website allowing anyone who is interested in the Avalon Marshes to view them. They will enable people to visually explore the cultural diversity and varied history of this special landscape.
The collection will also be made available to all the partners and may be used in publications, educational, and promotional material for the benefit of everyone.

We also need volunteers to help with:
• Entering images and data onto the database and website
• Assisting with image collection and community events
• Image scanning and manipulation

If you would like to know more about the project and how you can be involved please contact:
Tanya Camberwell, The Community Heritage Officer at: heritage@avalonmarshes.org or telephone 01458 860556.

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