LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Haizelden

Genealogist and Family Historian

As the years go by the places where our ancestors were educated, lived, worshiped, and worked are constantly changing. Time, modernisation and decay are having a detrimental effect on the environment that they knew. None more so than the monuments erected after their deaths; due to families dying out or moving away their graves are no longer tended and repaired and regretfully I have seen many headstones that have but a short time to tell us who they commemorate before they themselves crumble to dust. Churches and chapels are losing their congregations and being sold off as private dwellings, and even the parochial schools have the same fate.

I undertake location photography in the areas of South Lincolnshire, North-West Norfolk, and North Cambridgeshire - in and around the market towns of Spalding, King's Lynn, and Wisbech, and in Peterborough and Boston.

A list of parishes in the areas covered may be found here . The same service can be used for other locations by arrangement

This service is best carried out in the spring or summer months when the light is good - and especially so when searching around churchyards and cemeteries. Book now for when the good weather returns - hopefully!

Photographs are taken with a 12 megapixel camera and would be forwarded to clients by email or on CD in the standard jpg format. Photos would be approximately 3-5MB but can be reduced to a smaller size on request at no extra charge.

Village sign at Great Massingham, Norfolk
Village sign at Great Massingham, Norfolk
War memorial in the tiny hamlet of Foul Anchor, Cambridgeshire
War memorial in the tiny hamlet of Foul Anchor, Cambridgeshire
Parish church at Walpole St. Peter, Norfolk
Parish church at Walpole St. Peter, Norfolk

Sandstone memorials at the cemetery at Whaplode, Lincolnshire, showing various stages of decay. The first stone has been recently bitten by the frost and shows the early signs of 'blowing.' The second is still just readable but not for much longer. The third has lost its inscription almost entirely. Unfornuately this is a common nationwide problem.
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