Archetypes and Archives: A vision of Britain as seen through the lens of Church of England Information Office

1 July 2018 - 1 September 2018

Features images drawn from a collection of around 9000 B&W photographic negatives from Church of England Record Centre collections uncovered in 2013

Taken between 1960 and 1967 by W.R. Hawes, the Church of England's Information Office's official photographer; it was envisaged that these images of relevant, often symbolic, views of everyday life would be used to create a picture library representing the Church's activities, actions and teachings.

Sometimes funny, often thought provoking and always of interest the images as a whole provide a snapshot of life in Britain during the time, the 60's, of major change and upheaval.