Currently there are 20 active members who have been taking part in all sorts of activity over the lockdown period. This includes the transcribing, cataloging, description and researching of collection, including completing:
- 7500 photo album images
- 2000 glass plate negatives
- 5 original hand written catalogues containing 100’s of pages
- 300 Sankey Postcards
And in-depth research into 100’s or images in the collection via:
- Research and curation for three online exhibitions
- 6 facebook live events where images are shared and talked about.
- Weekly zoom sharing meetings on Wednesday afternoon, 2pm – 3.30pm.
If you are interested in helping us turn this unique collection into a fascinating legacy for the future please send Julia an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01229 838952.
A massive thank you to all our Volunteers who have given so much time and effort and generously shared their knowledge during the project. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support and dedication to the Sankey collection.
Jean Mcsorley Andrew Bolton Hugh Tunn
Martin Bellamy Rod White Jonathon Powell
David Worton John Harrison Mrs Jaqueline Kirk Stephe Cove
Derek Bradley Les Eveson Peter Laird Valerie Hayward
Dr Peter Schofield Lynn Belither Peter Naylor Enid Milligan
Mark Brockbank Peter Sandbach Geoffrey Home Martin Bates
Philip Minchom Brian Hardwick Rosemary Marsden
Our Seeing the North with Sankey Project started in January 2020 with over 50 people signing up to volunteer training workshops. We held twelve in-person training workshops including an introduction to the collection; people and places in sankey photograph; archive research; descriptions images and keywording.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to halt all in-person workshops. We quickly adapted to online working and offered everyone the option to participate in supported cataloguing and research into the Sankey Family Photography Collection.