A Sneak Preview of "Alice's Album"

One of the most frequently-asked question about the Longstaff Collection is why was it named after Alice, when so many of the photographs in the archive are credited to her predecessor Crossley Westerman?

Alice's Album, The Story of a Hebden Bridge Photographer's Studio, has the answer and much more! A 68-page high quality soft-back lavishly illustrated with photographs in colour, sepia and black and white, it tells the story not only of Alice but of Crossley Westerman and his daughter, Ada, too, without whom there would be no collection.

Part of the proceeds from the book will go towards purchasing equipment for the Alice Longstaff Gallery Collection, helping to preserve and maintain this vital part of the valley's heritage.

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 9. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.