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When we set out to create a digital archive we had certain principles  in mind 

... to create  an on-line digitised collection; catalogued and easily searchable of high quality, scanned images mainly of photographs but also including possibly documents or images of artefacts. It could also extend to including video and oral material. The images themselves would be supported where possible by metadata i.e. supporting text that effectively becomes part of the image file. This would include, where known, date, photographer, source, copyright owner if applicable, location, occasion and as much descriptive text and reminiscence as we can gather associated with that image... 

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gold beating girls.jpg

Part of the young workforce at Wrights of Lymm, the goldbeaters  early 1900s. 

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