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Henfield: Through the Lens of Marjorie Baker

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9781860774706

ISBN: 9781860774706

Published: 31-10-2007


Henfield: Through the Lens of Marjorie Baker

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ISBN: 9781860774706

Published: 31-10-2007

About This Book

In 2006 Henfield Parish Council agreed to a bequest from the family of the late Marjorie Baker, the village photographer, to accept an archive of approximately 30,000 negatives covering her life’s work between the 1930s and 1990s. This book shows the range of work that a village photographer would be expected to undertake and is a fitting memorial to Marjorie Baker and her achievements in the world of photography. The book is unique in that more than sixty people have been involved in providing captions to the photographs. There is a mixture of anecdotes and historical information and some of Marjorie Baker’s memories have also been incorporated into the captions. The book is divided into seven sections: leisure activities, views outside Henfield, people at work, views of Henfield, Henfield events, local people, and children and family groups. Many of the photographic views of Henfield and the surrounding villages will bring back nostalgic memories. The portraits of people and family groups include village characters and prominent people in the community who will be remembered by those who have lived in the area. The events are varied and include coronation and jubilee carnival processions, fêtes, fairs, and festive occasions.

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