--- Robert Day (1822-73) took up the profession of photography in Bournemouth in 1862, and his work has left us with a fine photographic record of the fast developing town.
In those early days Robert worked from a small hut - located next to the 'Scotch' Church at the bottom of Richmond Hill - where he carried out the dangerous chemical processes involved in early photography.
After his death his son William (1854-1939) carried on the family business, and continued to add to the fine collection of photographs started by his father. ---
• Use the 'Image Thumbnail Index' to scoll down small 'thumbnail' copies of the images in the Collection... You can click on any of those photos to see the larger version...
• The 'Collection Indexes' linked to above are fully searchable PDF documents created by John Harris of the Moordown Local History Society.
Each index contains detailed information about the Day Collection, arranged with various priorities to facilitate the search for specific items....They will allow you to select and view digital scans of the original glass plate photographs taken by Robert Day, using keywords to search.
You are welcome to download and use the documents and images for the purposes of education recreation or research, but in no circumstances should the information obtained directly from copies of these documents be used for commercial gain in any way.
..Just click on any of the Collection Index boxes above to access links to the photos..
(If you do use any of the information contained within these indexes
an attribution to the Moordown Local History Society would be appreciated)