For several years now Crewe PS has been present at the committee meetings of Crewe & District Local History Society, an umbrella organisation which co-ordinates the activities of the local family history, Crewe history and railway history societies. We have helped them with a number of projects, some featured in the composite above. On Sunday 12 July week we had a small display in the Heritage tent at Crewe Fest. As we talked to visitors we were struck by the concern that people were expressing about the loss of some of the town’s finer buildings to development and by the young lady who came along who, quite independently, has set herself the task of making documentary photographs of Crewe. We may or may not have gained some new members but we finished the day a little bit taller!

All photographic societies should realise that they are often recording history and local history societies and local authorities too would be delighted to use their pictures.