Document ReferenceMS 682
TitleCollection of photographic views of Chilwell, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area, 1998
Extent1 binder containing 62 photographs
AbstractThe collection contains copies of photographs taken or collected by Alfred Mears between 1913 and 1991. The photographs depict scenes in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe original photographs from which the collection was made were taken by Alfred Mears, a local man from Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.
Custodial HistoryThe collection of copies was created in 1998 by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections when the original album of photographic prints was loaned for that purpose.
DescriptionThe collection comprises black and white copies of photographs taken between about 1913 and 1991. The photographs depict buildings in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire including domestic houses, pubs, Chilwell Brickyard, shops, Chilwell Hall, Gregory's Nurseries and two views of the inside of Alfred Mears' cobblers shop, Old Chilwell. Other photographs show individuals and groups of people such as members of the Mears family, children at Meadow Lane School, Women's Voluntary Service, Chilwell cricket team, and 1st Chilwell and Attenborough scout group. There are also photographs of events in the village such as the demolition of Chilwell Bridge and Myford's factory, Chilwell jubilee bonfire, and the opening of Chilwell almshouses. Some views of Beeston, Nottinghamshire are also included.
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermPhotographic collections - Nottinghamshire - Chilwell
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
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
NA811University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NA868Mears; Alfred (fl 1998)fl 1998
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