W.S. Thomson - Ballachulish Ferry
The “Prince Louis” from Gordonstoun School passes through Ballachulish Ferry © W.S. Thomson
Original postcard Collection John Park

The Scottish photographer W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967) roamed his country from the 1940s to the 1960s. He left hundreds of photographs (see map) published in books and as postcards, making a unique series of landscape photos in a time of developing Scottish tourism.


Remakes and collect stories for the Lochaber Series, supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund and the West Highland Museum, Fort William.


Planning the Wester Ross Series.

Waltham on the Wolds - High St
Waltham on the Wolds – High Street

A series on the more than 70 villages in the Melton Mowbray Borough. An eclectic selection of old pictures and postcards from the end of the 19th century to the 1970s, highlighting each village with one or more views and their stories: street views, buildings, remarkable trees, monuments, local pubs, churches and chapels…

Read here about the new series with old photographs of George Henton.

Londonthorpe - Londonthorpe Woods - Then and now
A group from the 17th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment leaves Belton Camp from the road known locally as Five Gates – 1914-1918

Brings the history of its places from the 19th century up to the post-World War II period back to life. Additional to the joint Woodland Trust and National Trust project to reconnect Grantham to its historic landscape, highlighting Londonthorpe Woods, Belton Park, Bellmount Tower and Alma Park Wood.

Redmile - Grantham Canal - Then and now
Grantham Canal with view on Redmile Church

Highlighting the past and present of the Grantham Canal and showing the past of the bridges, locks, wharves, winding holes, towpaths and buildings along the canal that runs from Grantham, Lincolnshire, to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Brouwerijstraat, Aardenburg

Highlighting the past and present of two Duch villages, Aardenburg and Sluis, in the southwest of the Netherlands, close to the Belgian border. Stories in Dutch and English.

Aardenburg was a small Roman vicus, flourishing in the second and third centuries AD. The most significant find was that of a Roman building with a foundation of 18 by 10 meters. The Roman Castellum was in use from 175 to 270 AD. Aardenburg was also a major Medieval place and was granted city rights in 1127 and is thus one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and the oldest city in Zealand.

The town of Sluis received city rights in 1290. During the Eighty Years’ War in 1587, the town was captured by Spanish troops under the Duke of Parma and was retaken in 1604 by Dutch and English forces under Maurice of Nassau. The city was destroyed after the Second World War due to bombing and shelling by the Allies. Only about ten per cent of the homes, mainly located outside the core, remained undamaged.