Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Goodman camilla.goodman@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

THE Chiltern So­ci­ety is open­ing up its mas­sive ar­chive of pho­to­graphs of the Chilterns area to help pro­mote the re­gion.

There are more than 7,500 images taken in 220 lo­ca­tions.

Some record the Chilterns as they were 60 years ago but the ma­jor­ity have been pho­tographed more re­cently.

It is the largest on­line pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion of the area.

The pic­tures have been taken by so­ci­ety vol­un­teers be­long­ing to its photo group.

Head of mar­ket­ing and mem­ber­ship Victoria Blane has said the so­ci­ety,so­ci­ety a reg­is­tered char­ity, would wel­come re­quests to use the pho­to­graphs from all sources, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial ones.

“Ed­u­ca­tional es­tab­lish­ments and char­i­ties can use the ar­chive’s high res­o­lu­tion images free of charge.

“We only ask they credit the pho­to­graph to the copy­right holder and ref­er­ence the Pho­toGroup.

She added: “We are also pro­mot­ing com­mer­cial us­age, such as re­quests from a firm’s pub­lic­ity de­part­ment or an es­tate agent.

“All we would ask is a suit­able do­na­tion to the Chiltern So­ci­ety.

“The ar­chive re­flects over 15 years of steady growth, mostly based on mem­bers’ in­di­vid­ual projects.

“As well as pho­tos il­lus­trat­ing towns, vil­lages and ham­lets from Gor­ing, in the south of the Chilterns, to Hitchin in the north we also have spe­cial col­lec­tions, fea­tur­ing, for ex­am­ple, Chiltern flora and fauna, walks, churches, rivers, canals, rail­ways, his­tory, wind­mills,wind­mills the last Chilterns chair bodger and lo­cal in­dus­tries”

To make a re­quest to use any of the so­ci­ety’s pho­to­graphs con­tact the Pho­toGroup’s web­site edi­tor Quiller Bar­rett at webpho­tos@ chiltern­

The ar­chive can be viewed on the web­site at www.chiltern­

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