24th February 2018 - 28th February 2019
The photographer Stanley Walter Kenyon, from Wellington, had a long career lasting from 1938 to 1979. His remarkable collection depicts Somerset people, places and communities at a time of rapid change. It includes commercial photography for schools and the food and drink sector, as well as industrial sites and well-known buildings. It also captures scenes from daily life, people and their pets, and portraits of servicemen and women. In 1938, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
Kenyon’s remarkable collection of more than 60,000 photographs were saved in a race against time that involved a team of people digitising decaying photographs before they were lost forever. The World Before Yesterday presents a selection of these photographs in an exhibition that documents Somerset over 40 years.
Dates and locations
Saturday, 24th February 2018 - Thursday, 28th February 2019