The Talbot Archive

We're delighted to be housing this collection of recently digitalised photographs.

Wally Talbot and his son Howard were Blackburn based photographers working in the areas of Press, Sport and Commercial photography from the 1930s through to the 1990s.

The photographs here were taken mainly between 1950 and 1969 responding to daily assignments in Blackburn and it's locality. Staff and students working on the BA(Hons) Photography at The University Centre at Blackburn College, in partnership with the Talbot family and Blackburn Library have been digitally archiving thousands of the Talbots photographs in order to preserve this essential piece of Blackburn social history.

Importantly, the images show a level of dedication and technical skill that is extraordinary. The photography of Wally and Howard Talbot deserves to be enjoyed by the people of Blackburn now and for many years to come.

Here's a taster of the many more photos on display throughout The Clog. Call in for a closer look!


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