Photograph Archive

Photograph Archive


The Photo Archive is being updated, and during this time the galleries and other features are being changed and so are unlikely to work correctly. Lookout for an announcement of the new updated Photo Archive.


Welcome to the HLHS Photo Archive

The archive contains a large number of old and historic photographs of Hexham and the surrounding area. 

The archive has been categorised into a number of Galleries, the images in which can be seen as thumbnails in the many gallery pages accessible below. Clicking on any thumbnail will display the image in its full size. 

Some random photos ….

The majority of the images have been scanned from original postcards or slides at 300 dpi. Thus some images unavoidably show some pixellation effects, particularly at magnified level.

Images are being added continually to the archive. Major changes are recorded below:

  • 25 November 2019: images from Colin Dallison’s Postcard collection
  • 29 November 2019: updated Beaufront Castle Gallery and created new Hexham House of Correction Gallery

Archive Catalogue

All of the images in the archive are catalogued, with links to the images together with any additional details there are about each image. 

And Finally

We are particularly grateful to the following people and organisations who have donated images for this archive: Colin Dallison has made a major donation of his collection of postcards and slides; Jennifer Britton; Yvonne Purdy; United Automobile Services collection, courtesy The Bus Archive.

If you have any photographs or digital images of Hexham and surrounding areas that you are willing to donate to the HLHS Photo Archive, please get in touch with us – details on the Contacts page.

Posting new items to the Photo Archive Forum has been temporarily limited to logged-on members of the Society. If you are not a member but wish to contribute, please send that contribution to who will post legitimate items into this forum.

Do you have a question or additional information about a particular image? Or have you spotted an error? If you have, why not use the HLHS Photo Archive Forum to get in touch by clicking on the button.