Monthly Archives: March 2008

MR BALLS

I have just stumbled upon a couple of negatives that brought back an almost childhood memory for me. As a schoolboy I spent my Saturdays and school holidays working for the firm of Putmans Photographers of which I was later … Continue reading

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CHOUGHED!

Earlier this month I received an email asking for help with locating a Walton boat builder from the 1920s. The message came from Christine Hopkins, who along with her husband David, a marine surveyor, had just bought a "beautiful little … Continue reading

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BRITISH LEGION CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

It is said that the past comes back to haunt you – well perhaps this is just such a case. Sorting through more negatives from the Putmans files to add images to the Old Walton Archive I came upon a … Continue reading

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THE ELBE DISASTER

During the past few days I have added hundreds of new pictures to Old Walton Archive and while doing so came upon a negative showing a photo and a press clipping from 1895. The picture was familiar to me as … Continue reading

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