Topsham book to be produced

PUBLISHED: 14:42 29 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:44 10 June 2010

A BOOK depicting life in Topsham is to be produced. Historian and author Peter Thomas, who lives in Exeter, will work with the town s museum reviewing the photo archives, to put together a large format book on the area. The concept is to create the finest

A BOOK depicting life in Topsham is to be produced.

Historian and author Peter Thomas, who lives in Exeter, will work with the town's museum reviewing the photo archives, to put together a large format book on the area.

The concept is to create the finest visual record of Topsham and an heirloom for future generations.

Peter said the images would be carefully restored and their historical context researched.

He added: "All aspects of life in the town are to be viewed including street scenes, shipping, portraits, industrial and aerial views.

"It is a long-term project. There is a considerable amount of restoration on the photos to be done which won't be a quick process.

"We would like people in Topsham who have images of the area - photos that have not been seen on a wide-scale basis in the community to come forward for them possibly to be used.

"This will also help us to extend the archive in the museum. The quality of them doesn't matter because they are going to be restored."

If anyone has an interesting photos of Topsham, regardless of their condition, call 01392 873244.

Meanwhile, an event entitled A Celebration of Vivien Leigh, 70 years of Gone With The Wind, takes place at the museum, located at 25 Strand, on Thursday, September 24.

Admission is priced £15 which includes coffee and light lunch.

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