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Monday, 17 October 2011

John Sergeant, Frith Postcards and Fossils

On the 21st September, John Sergeant visited Lyme to film for a new television series for the BBC. The series is about Frith Postcards and has the working title of  Britain's First Photo Album. The ten 30-minute series will focus on the extraordinary achievement of Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer who embarked upon a colossal project to photograph as much of the United Kingdom as possible during the second half of the 19th century.
The pictures taken by Frith and his staff are viewed as one of the first and most comprehensive pictorial records of the UK, a wonderfully evocative record of our shared history, and equally a present day insight into the social landscape of Britain.
John Seargent spent time in the Museum and out on the beach looking for fossils with Museum Education Officer, Chris Andrew. We'll post more information when we know the screening date for the programme.

The Museum has a large collection of photographs and postcards which can be examined on request. For more information click here.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

fossils are so much fun!