I wonder how many of you have ever tried using our Photograph Kiosk?
When you come into the museum and head towards our Exhibition Gallery and the public access computers you may have noticed another touchscreen computer on your right. If you haven’t then make sure you take a look next time you visit because on that computer is almost every photograph in the Hertford Museum collection. That’s over 10,000 images at your fingertips!
We’ve got photographs of the town centre spanning the last century, photographs of towns and villages in the area, photographs of big events in Hertford such as royal visits and photographs from the Hertfordshire Regiment collection.
You can search through the pictures on your own to get an idea of what we have and if you find a picture you’d like to have you can order prints for £5 an image.
Why not see if you can find your house or street 50 years ago or take a look at how different some parts of Hertford looked before buildings were pulled down and new roads were built. There are some examples below- can you work out exactly where they were taken from and what the view looks like today?
If you’re a local history fan then don’t forget that this Saturday morning Peter Ruffles is launching his new DVD Peter Ruffles’ Hertford 3: The Story of the Ware Road area about the original Priory Fields with reminiscences from local people.
The DVD will also be on sale in the Museum shop and we’re offering a special 10% discount to anyone who buys Priory Fields the book alongside the DVD!