Help solve mystery of Frome photographs left without any captions
FROME residents could help solve the mystery of a series of photographs that have been collated by two museum volunteers in the final exhibition of 2013.
Kathy Garland and John Hedges have combined their experience and enthusiasm for photography to present an interesting contrast of images from around the Frome area.
The museum contains a fascinating archive of amazing photographs taken at the turn of the 20th century and many examples will be shown alongside an eye-catching collection of Frome subjects taken 100 years later; everything from portraits to landscapes, sunny to snowy and landmarks to hidden corners.
Mrs Garland has been researching the photography of the Wheeler Brothers, who used to have studios in Keyford and in Christchurch Street West, while Mr Hedges has been making a stunning collection of recent photographs he has taken in unusual locations around Frome.
A museum spokeswoman said: "During her research Mrs Garland has uncovered some mysteries. We have no clue as to the identity of many of the large studio prints and she would welcome suggestions to help her put captions to these beautiful photographs, and she would like people who may possess photographs by the Wheelers to come in on any Saturday.
"We are sure there will be readers who can give information on three of the following which have not been positively identified."
Can you help identify the pictures?
Have a good look a the photographs and if you can help, get in touch with Kathy Garland on 01373 454611 or visit her on a Saturday.
The exhibition opened this week.
Frome Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm and closes mid-November until spring.
There is no admission charge but being entirely staffed by volunteers and receiving no funding donations are always gratefully received.
Appointments can be made for family history research or to view any of the archive by calling 01373 454611.