This film was made by local school-children as part of HLF-funded Herefordshire Life Through A Lens a project by local media company, Catcher Media.
Following audience favourites ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’ and ‘Chewing the Cud’, the new film ‘Carousel’ delves deep into the Derek Evans photographic archive to bring you stories and interviews behind his photographs of the county, from the May Fair to Hereford United, from the Fownhope Heart of Oak Walk to jazz, from childhood to politics, and much more.
Each of the interviews conducted for the film will be made available in full for heritage purposes. The film and touring photographic exhibition will bring previously unseen work by local photographer Derek Evans and his studio out of the archives and into the community.
The archive is also being catalogued and thousands of images are being digitised by project volunteers and uploaded to herefordshirehistory.org.uk so that everyone can appreciate the work of The Derek Evans studio, and through it their own unique heritage.
Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is a Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Collections, and Learning and Achievement Services.