Capturing a moment
Our extensive edit of images from the archive of the London Borough of Bexley has produced a cracking collection of photographs, 4000 strong, from Victorian roadsweepers, policemen, caravans and fairs to Second World War gas mask posters and adverts for coronation balls. By no means limited to local history interest, the breadth and depth of this collection illuminates a lively slice of life in Britain as a whole.
Of particular note are the lantern slides and glass plates amassed by local collector Arthur Boswell (1880-1966), the archive of photographer Alfred Dewey, and the Kentish Times newspaper archive. A selection from all three can be