We’re looking to recruit a team of volunteers to conserve, catalogue and digitise an important collection of over 16,000 photographic negatives. The photos detail the work carried out by Head Wrightson, the major industrial company based in Thornaby-on-Tees, from 1958-1978. The collection was donated to Stockton Library Service by Company Photographer Alan Simpson in 2012 and contains hundreds of images of employees and social events, providing a fascinating visual insight into the culture of the company and of the time.
Thanks to a National Lottery grant this unique archive can now be conserved and made available online. Training will be provided by Teesside Archives and Stockton Library service. We do not require volunteers to have special skills or experience, but the role would suit someone who is literate and numerate and comfortable with using IT.
If you’d like to play a part in the preservation of our area’s industrial heritage please contact Stockton Reference Library on 01642 528079 email: [email protected]