Document ReferenceMS 196
TitleCollection of views of Clifton, Nottinghamshire copied from picture postcards printed between about 1900 and 1950
Extent36 photographs
AbstractThe collection comprises photographic copies of postcards of the Nottinghamshire villages of Clifton and Glapton. The views of the village were originally captured between about 1900 and 1950.
Access ConditionsPending full cataloguing, access is limited and is possible only for readers by advance notice and agreement.
Admin HistoryClifton village is located about four miles south-west of Nottingham. In 1931, Clifton Hall was the seat of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Robert Clifton, lord of the manor. The civil parish of Clifton with Glapton covered an area of 2040 acres and contained 311 inhabitants. Clifton and Glapton were separated by the main Nottingham to Loughborough road.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts by a member of the University's Department of Architecture in February 1970. The photographic copies were made by that department from original postcards supplied by an elderly resident of Clifton.
DescriptionThe photographic copies were made from black and white photographs and postcards. Most of the images are external views of Clifton with Glapton showing cottages, lanes and rural vistas. There are three interior views of St. Mary's Church, Clifton. Two events are represented; the planting of a tree commemorating the coronation of King George VI (and showing a female member of the Clifton family), and dancers around a Maypole on Clifton Green. The only other images depicting people are a view of the blacksmith's forge and a photograph annotated with the note 'Mr Ragley holding a leaden heart of one of the Clifton family who died on the battlefield'. The copies are annotated in pencil on the reverse.

A draft catalogue, in manuscript form, lists the images with descriptions of the subject material, and is stored with the photographs (MS 196/2).
ArrangementThe original order in which the photographic copies were acquired has been maintained.
TermPhotograph collections - England - Nottinghamshire - Clifton
Photograph collections - England - Nottinghamshire - Glapton
FindingAidsThis description is the only publicly available finding aid for the collection. A draft catalogue, in manuscript form, lists the images with descriptions of the subject material, and is stored with the photographs.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA638University of Nottingham; Department of Architecture
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