Bassetlaw Museum

Welchman Archive

In 2002 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of 78,000 to Bassetlaw Museum to enable the purchase and digitisation of 20,000 negatives taken by professional photographers Edgar Welchman and Son of Grove Street, Retford between 1910 and 1960.

Welchman's shop frontage

The photograph collection contains over 27,000 photographs of the towns and villages of North Nottinghamshire and people who lived there from about 1870 to the present day. 8,000 general photographs from the museum's collections have been added to the Welchman Project images.

2012 Bassetlaw Museum