Images scanned for posterity - and there are plenty of them on show this month

Last Sunday’s “Scan-2-Save” event saw scores of Todmorden locals and visitors popping in to Todmorden Town Hall to meet volunteer Tour Guides and learn about the lottery-funded Heritage Centre planned for the Town Hall.

Tuesday, 7th April 2015, 7:00 am
Frank Woolrych (right) (Pennine Horizons) demonstrates the website at Todmorden Town Hall

“We were delighted to meet members of the public and answer their questions about the project” said Daniel Jessop, volunteer and events co-ordinator.

“A few of the visitors had never before viewed the Town Hall’s interior and they were very interested to hear about the history of this important Grade 1 listed building”.

Volunteers from the Pennine Horizons project had set up their mobile exhibition at the Town Hall event and were on hand with computer equipment to display archived images and scan old photos brought in by members of the public.

These will be archived and on display in the Heritage Centre when it opens in September 2015.

From today and throughout the month, Pennine Horizons is displaying an exhibition at Todmorden Information Centre.

There are panels of over thirty old photographs from the Todmorden area on show and information about the Pennine Horizons project. This now includes three “e-trails” centred on Todmorden and an expanding collection of images, credited to individuals and organisations from the town, available for everyone to view on the web-based Pennine Horizons digital archive.

The exhibition at the TIC also includes a computer work-station where visitors can access the digital archive, view the Pennine Horizons website and learn about the “e-trails” mobile app.

Order forms for the purchase of print copies will be available and trails leaflets are on sale.

Todmorden TIC is open seven days a week from Easter throughout the summer, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 11am to 2.30pm.

l Todmorden Information Centre Trust are on the look out for anyone who can volunteer an hour of their time to help visitors and locals alike with their queries.

Manager Jacqui Matthews said: “Just an hour here and there can really make a difference to our ability to help customers find what they are looking for.

“And listening to people say how much they’ve enjoyed their visit to Todmorden is really rewarding too!” If you would like to volunteer please contact Jacqui, call in or telephone 01706 818181.