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Heritage Volunteers Reece Winstone Photographic Archive Project – a new Heritage Volunteering project to work on from home The Reece Winstone Archive is perhaps the largest private photographic archive of Bristol. It is the work of Reece Winstone FRPS (1909–1991), and includes photographs he collected of Bristol. Reece noted the details of each photograph including the subject and location of the photograph, date and time taken, shutter speed etc in a series of Accession books. These include details of over 43,000 photographs recording the topographical and social history of Bristol and its surrounding area together with other parts of the country visited by Reece on his travels. How will the project work? Volunteers will be sent copies of pages from the Accession books, along with an Excel spreadsheet template. They will then input the information into the relevant fields of the spreadsheet. The corresponding photos can also be sent to include in the spreadsheet. Volunteers will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft Excel installed and a basic working knowledge of spreadsheets. No knowledge of Excel spreadsheet formulas or setting up a spreadsheet is necessary. Volunteers will be working from home, so they can choose when they work and for how long. Full instructions will be provided, and The Arts Society team will be able to help should the volunteers have any queries about Excel. John Winstone will provide support via email should any questions arise about the Accession Books or the collection. Anyone interested in taking part in the project should contact Hilary Olleson, Head of Heritage Volunteers at hilary.olleson@gmail.com April 1956, Crowd dispersing following the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. Copyright Reece Winstone Archive. ************* There are now a number of projects running in conjunction with The Arts Society Nottingham. Book Conservation is under way at Bromley House Library in Nottingham and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Another project has begun at Thrumpton Hall. A Textiles project has just started, creating clothes for mannequins in the Tudor Kitchens at Wollaston Hall. If you would like more information about any of these projects, please contact Tessa Day at tessamday@gmail.com Click here for a printout about Trails of Discovery