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Kenilworth: ‘Fred Hancox – An Exceptional Edwardian Amateur Coventry Photographer’
Wed 9th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMTFree
A talk by David Fry, a researcher and author from Coventry, who has been giving talks for over 25 years. David describes this talk:
“Twenty years ago a few glass plates turned up at a car boot sale in Warwickshire. This led to the discovery of many more that had been found in the attic of a house in Earlsdon. With a lot of detective work the photographer tuned out to be a Coventry carpenter born in 1876 who appeared to take up the hobby in about 1900. Unusually he not only captured family life and holidays but also his workplace, events in the city, sporting events and military life from his time in the Royal Warwickshire Territorials. It is unusual to find such an extensive collection of working class amateur photographs from a period when the hobby was so expensive – normally it would be the domain of the middle classes with their own particular cultural interests.
“David has developed several talks, based on this catch of plates that have evolved as more has been found out about Hancox. He will put together aspects from all three for our delight.
“The first is a general view of the collection based mainly upon the pre-war years. The second includes more views from this early period as well as the inter-war years reflecting the additional information uncovered about some of the individuals shown in the pictures as well as holiday fashions – the family were always at the cutting edge of fashion! The third talk brings the extra dimension of the recent contact made with Hancox grandson’s which revealed more material on Hancox’s early life together with a few more photos.”
I’m sure he’s going to leave us wanting more!
We are pleased to announce that David has agreed to give this talk online using Zoom. Registration is now OPEN
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