ickledot is fortunate to spend some of his time working on several photographic collections held at Bradford Industrial Museum. There are more than 300,000 glass and film negatives and so it's a long but enjoyable task scanning, repairing and uploading them to the photo library website. The largest collection is that of CH Wood, a photographer who worked in Bradford and throughout the north of England for much of the twentieth century. There are other smaller but equally notable collections too, including those of Christopher Pratt and the former Belle Vue portrait studio.
In recent days the museum has added a small section in the entrance area entitled 'recently digitised'. It's hoped that this display will be updated on a regular basis. It's already causing quite a stir as viewers remember or try to work out exactly where some of the images were taken.
The museum is open every day apart from Monday.