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Old images – rescued and brought back to life!

Hedon Viewfinders has a treat at its club meeting on Wednesday 22 June 2022. 

The presentation is by club member Dave Prideaux. Dave collects, restores and digitises old large format negatives, glass negatives and glass lantern slides. It is something he has been doing since the 1980s so he has a vast collection of images of places and people that now only survive in memory and in such restored images. 

Dave last spoke to the club in November 2019 and it was a fascinating night with his images sparking much curiosity and many questions. Whilst Dave has researched many of the images he has rescued, there are still many depicting unknown scenes, locations and dates. Perhaps Viewfinders can play the role of photo detectives at the meeting and help identify and explain some of the images?

Glenn Stallard from the club, says: “I have seen Dave’s presentations many times before and am looking forward to his latest; listening to what he has to say, and to see what his chosen selection is, from the thousands of images he has!”

Dave is also a former pilot flying for leisure. His aerial shots, particularly of the local area, are something very different from those taken by drone pilots who fly at much lower altitudes. Dave has agreed to present a selection of his aerial shots too.

Meeting 7:00pm on Wed 22 June 2022 at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH. All Welcome. Free, fun and friendly photography club.


  • Next week’s meeting Wed 8 June at 7pm will be an informal networking meeting with an opportunity for practice and skill sharing. Bring your camera and kit if you have questions about settings and use. Some members will be bringing their kit bags and revealing all their secrets about what they carry on photographic excursions in “What’s in my kit bag!?”
  • Mike Covell speaks on “East Yorkshire Defences in World Wars 1 and 2” on Wed 15 June. Arrive by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. A collection will be taken at the meeting to cover costs.
  • We are still collecting the names of those interested in the Hedon Viewfinders photographic holiday to Bridlington from Friday 17 June – to Sunday 19 June. Contact us.


Hedon Viewfinders is Hedon’s own community photography club. It’s free to join. It’s free to take part in our activities. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying and enjoying photography.

Meets Wednesdays every week 7pm at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH. But check our key dates to see if we’re there or out and about on any particular week.

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ALL WELCOME. Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club at the Haven Arms


2 responses to “Old images – rescued and brought back to life!”

  1. […] 22 June, 7pm. Old images – rescued and brought back to life! The talk is by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images – […]

  2. […] World Wars 1 and 2” and the fascinating talk by Dave Prideaux who presents a selection of his restored and digitised images and some of his aerial photography from his days as a […]

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