Archetypes and Archives: A vision of Britain as seen through the lens of Church of England Information Office

Exhibition
  • Venue

    Churchyard

  • Time

    10:00 AM

  • Price

    FREE

Features images drawn from a collection of around 9000 B&W photographic negatives from Church of England Record Centre collections uncovered in 2013

Taken between 1960 and 1967 by W.R. Hawes, the Church of England's Information Office's official photographer; it was envisaged that these images of relevant, often symbolic, views of everyday life would be used to create a picture library representing the Church's activities, actions and teachings.

Sometimes funny, often thought provoking and always of interest the images as a whole provide a snapshot of life in Britain during the time, the 60's, of major change and upheaval.

Southwark Cathedral is delighted that 'Archetypes and Archives' will be on display in the Cathedral Churchyard between 1 July and 1 September 2018.