HISTORIC LYMM IN COLOUR
...because history wasn't black and white.
EXHIBITION & MOVIE
with the generous support of
Opens February 24th and runs till Easter at least.
Features large and supersize colourised images of Lymm 100 years ago
showing the village as never before seen.
Also new movie showing continuously on 100 inch screen.
All inspired by the best-selling book
HISTORIC LYMM IN COLOUR
Open 12-4 Thursday to Sunday FREE ADMISSION - DONATIONS WELCOME
The original book includes pictures from many sources, a large number of which of which have never previously been published., some are in orginal colour but many have benn colourised for the first time by Alan Taylor. And every picture tells its own story, with the narrative provided by his regular collaborator, Alan Williams. It's a unique contribution to the heritage of the village that belongs in the home of anyone with an interest in Lymm's story.
Historic Lymm in Colour has sold well over 500 copies in the first two months after publication
It is on sale at Lymm Heritage Centre 1 Legh St Lymm WA13 0DA.
and also at Lymm Post Office and at Ruby & Harry's on Bridgewater St.
Price £15 - great value for the size ( almost 200 pages and 300 images), content and quality finish.
All profits to our registered charity 1164961 to help sustain the Centre.
You can also buy online at
You can see more photographs of old Lymm, including many by Alan Taylor at THELYMMARCHIVE.CO.UK
LEFT Alan learning the ropes in the 1950s.
ABOVE Putting the finishing touches to the restoration and colouring of a 120 year old photogragh of Boer War volunteers from Lymm and their comrades.
As well as Alan Taylor's own photographs and his collection there are contributions from many other local people and organisations including Cheshire Record Office and, surprisingly, the Lancashire Archive. It was here that one of the Heritage Centre volunteers, Jackie Cooling, stumbled across a small collection of glass slides dating back to World War One.
The pictures ( as below) show the Watkin family, local gentry, who lived at Dane Bank House. The sons are home on leave from the war and pose in front of a canalside cottage that has been long since demolished. What is particularly striking is that the pictures have been carefully hand-coloured, increasing their impact and somehow bringing the viewer closer to the subject.
A few more examples from Historic Lymm in Colour.