Glass negatives restored to live again a century on

Three generations enjoying a summer Sunday afternoon in the garden
Three generations enjoying a summer Sunday afternoon in the garden

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Arthur Smith-Weston, the chairman of the Eastney-based Solent Camera Club came across a box of 100 dirty and mouldy glass negatives in a damp box at a car boot sale.

He says: ‘As a collection they form a history of a typical but unknown Portsmouth family in the early 1900s.

Two bathing belles on a rocky beach. Do you recognise them?

Two bathing belles on a rocky beach. Do you recognise them?

‘Individually they are a record of the way we used to live.’

He has made prints from those negatives and restored some of them.

If you recognise anyone or anything in the images, e-mail Arthur at restore@phix-pix.com.