Glass plate negative of a Squire's car, taken by George Bushell.
George Bushell came to Henley in 1919 and took over the task of taking photographs of Henley and its surroundings from two predecessors, called Marsh and Marshall. Bushell died in the 1960s but his business was carried on by his son and grandson.
It is his grandson, also called George Bushell, who has donated this important collection of photographs and glass plate negatives to the Museum. This unique collection provides a fascinating view of the changing face of Henley and the Thames over the last century.
Black and white glass negative of the Cherry Trees at Highmoor near Henley.
Negative NUmber 133. Photographed by Samson Ezekiel Crocker in the 1920s.
Contact print produced by G.Bushell, November 2002.