Focus On Hertford
Hertford Museum stage a photographic exhibition of the town from 13th May to 2nd September 2000.
The exhibition features photos of the town taken from exactly the same spot around the turn of the century, 1950 and present day.
Some places, like Fore Street, are still recognisable, whereas others are dramatically different. In each case, it is interesting to see how things have changed by looking closely at the buildings, road conditions, transport, peoples' clothes etc.
Fore Street in 1950
The idea came from a splendid album of black and white photographs presented to the museum by Hertford Camera Club for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The contains views of about 1900 or earlier and exactly the same scene photographed in 1950. The celebrate the Millenium, the Museum asked members of the Club to continue the radition by starting asimilar album of colour photographs for 2000, leaving space for 2050!
Thanks to a Millenium Festival Fund grant, the Museum has been able to extend the exhibition to include a photography competition for local primary schools and a project for students of Hertford Regional College. These photographs will also be on display, together with hands on activities to make it fun for both adults and children.
The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and admission is free.
18 Bull Plain
Tel. 01992 582686
Fax. 01992 534797
Senior Curator: Andrea George BA AMA
Administrator: Sheila Every