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Charringtons Pub Photo Archive

#1 by Voltman , Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:33 am

A large collection of pub photo's, thrown out by the brewer and rescued by an employee, has been badly digitised and put on-line.
"Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online"

The archive is here but opens with a rubbish map interface which makes these miserable dark photo's dificult to access and view. http://www.historypin.org/en/national-br....720762,2.75617

It took some expert over four months to digitise these photo's. They talk about scanning photo's as if it is some kind of black art. I could have done the job in a week and it would have cost them a lot less for a much better job.


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RE: Charringtons Pub Photo Archive

#2 by mikejee , Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:12 pm

Volty
i agree its a pretty awfully produced site. What really gets me is that at one time the national brewwery society had a very good collection of material. I don't think this included this material which came from elsewhere, the brewery society material was all available at birmingham Central library, but then the library decided that, other than the Ansells & M& B stuff, it wasn't suitable for them to hold it (and for all I know they were already thinking about converting parts of the library for google) and it was all dispersed to various places. We could have had a national archive of brewery pictures, books, and everything in Birmingham


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