Arthur Henry Whinfield slides to be projected on city wall and Hive windows

Examples of Arthur Henry Whinfield's slides
Examples of Arthur Henry Whinfield's slides
Published Thursday, 29th March 2018

A collection of magic lantern slides will be projected on to the windows at The Hive and on to the city wall at The Butts, next month.

The slides feature images from Worcestershire as well as across the world taken by a Worcester resident, Arthur Henry Whinfield, during the late 19th century.

 

This year marks the centenary of his remarkable collection being donated to the Worcester Diocesan Church House Trust.

 

Justin Hughes, Archaeologist, said, "We are excited to share large image projections from stunning magic lantern slide photographs taken by Whinfield during his extensive world travels.It will be great to get reactions from people passing by The Hive and all who are curious to come along."

 

The projection evenings will run from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April, 8.30pm to 10.30pm, and are being run as part of the Whinfield Project. They will publicly share some of the now missing monuments, buildings and landscapes that Whinfield photographed.

 

As part of the Whinfield Project, these 3 nights of projections will publicly share some of the now missing monuments, buildings and landscapes that Whinfield photographed.

 

The projection's curator, Rob Hewitt of Redhawk Logistica, will be on hand to meet visitors and hear your thoughts.

 

The projections are part of a project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve, catalogue and digitise the slide collection. There will be more events in Worcester over the summer to share these fantastic images.

 

For more information see our blog on www.explorethepast.co.uk