Photo Collections

The Circle has been bequested a number of Photo collections, including the Norman, Bradley and Eyers collections. Work is in progress to catalogue these as the first step in making them available to members.

The Tatchell Collection

As an experiment South Western Circle has initiated an agreement to produce digitized copies of prints from the Historical Model Railway Society’s John Tatchell Collection. Proof prints are available for viewing at Circle Meetings. Like the standard HMRS prints, these prints are 6”x 4”, but have a white border. This will allow the print, if required, to be trimmed to an approximate size of 5.5” x 3.5”, i.e. postcard size. The images have all been scanned and enhanced to some degree. Some cropping has occurred where beneficial. Usually this means some loss of sky and foreground. The purpose of cropping is to make the main elements of the image as large as possible. The prints are produced by Jessops and handle like normal photographic prints.

Descriptions and thumbnails of the 350+ images can be seen using the menu at the top of this page.

The Circle Photo Collections service is provided as a benefit for members only. To take advantage of the benefits of obtaining the latest relevant books and publications at the discounted rate please consider joining the Circle via our joining page here. 

Copies of these phtographs can be ordered at 50p each, plus £1.50 per order to cover postage and packing by sending a list of the reference numbers required and a cheque (made payable to South Western Circle) to:

Nick Pomfret,
11, Springfield Place,
CM1 7ZA.