Old Valley photos go digital for future generations

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The history of Todmorden is being brought into the digital age at the latest of a series of photo scanning events at Todmorden Town Hall.

This Sunday visitors to the Town Hall will have the opportunity to bring along old photographs to have them scanned and saved to Pennine Horizons digital archive at the scan 2 save event.

This free event will allow visitors to see how the digital scanning works and see their old photos in digital format, which can then be downloaded and printed to help preserve them and keep them safe for future generations.

There will also be a free taster tour of the Town Hall, starting at 2pm, available on the day, where guides bring the building’s stories to life by sharing their own personal insights into its history.

Councillor Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and communities, said: “Lots of people have old photos of family members or landscapes around the Upper Valley, but it’s not always easy to keep these safe, and they can easily deteriorate.

“The free scan 2 save event at Todmorden Town Hall is a great opportunity to keep these images safe, and by printing copies of these digital scans the photos can be enjoyed without fear of damage and also preserved for future generations.

To find out more about the Town Hall visit Todmorden Town Hall or for more information about the event or tours contact Daniel Jessop on 01706 548105