Samuel Hansford's early photographic images of Charmouth and district are a fascinating window onto a different world
Published in November ’12
With images of the family, the town and surrounding area (Morecombelake, Wootton Fitzpaine and Whitchurch Canonicorum), Around Charmouth… contains 120 pictures and includes a unique insight into life before and between the wars. From a sheepwash to a Dorset agricultural worker looking aghast before taking his first dose of ‘modern medicine’, from formal portraits to snapshots of village and family life, Around Charmouth… is a treasure trove of small vignettes on life in the early 20th century. Here we feature three images to give a flavour of the delights which the book contains.
• Around Charmouth and District, with Samuel Hansford and his camera, is an eighty-paged book of images published by Samuel’s grandson, David, and great-granddaughter, Davina. It is available from Davina Hansford on 01297 560014 (answerphone) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org