Redbourn added to Chiltern Society Photo Gallery
08:07 16 August 2022
08:41 16 August 2022
Images in and around the village of Redbourn have been added to a gallery which aims to create the most comprehensive record of the Chilterns online.
A 37-photo album is now part of the Chiltern Society PhotoGroup’s online gallery. It offers a complete illustrated record of this ancient village and is supplemented by very informative captions. The new album follows a visit to the village by PhotoGroup members, each of whom contributed to the project.
The galleries on www.chilternphoto.org.uk include over 7,700 photographs from over 260 locations, from Luton in the North East to Goring in the South West. Other albums highlight members’ favorite choices or particular subjects, such as chalk rivers and streams, flora and fauna, canals, railways and nature reserves.
Group chairman Barry Hunt explained: “It was something of an abnormality that the group had not visited Redbourn before, given the importance of the village and its long and fascinating history. So we are delighted that our visit to this outlying part of the Chilterns has resulted in a valuable contribution to our Galleries of Records, which are meant to be treasured for future generations.”
The Redbourn Scrapbook reflects the importance of the village in the days of training, before the arrival of the London-Birmingham Railway in 1838. It also makes reference to its thriving farming community which was for many years augmented by the making straw braids and hats, and even making jam.
In addition to numerous Category II dwellings and buildings, it also features original images. The link for the new album on the PhotoGroup website is: chilternphoto.org.uk/index/category/345
Founded in May 1965, the Chiltern Society now has over 7,000 members and as such is one of England’s largest environmental groups directly associated with the conservation of one of the finest protected landscapes in the country. It has over 400 active volunteers who protect the Chilterns’ heritage, landscapes, buildings and rivers, while maintaining the Chilterns footpaths and bridleways.
The company is also responsible for maintaining 12 woodland sites and nature parks previously under local council control included in an area of 650 square miles across parts of Bucks, Beds, Herts and South Oxfordshire. For more information about the Chiltern Society contact Tracey Read on 01494 771250 or email [email protected]