Please hold whilst we prepare Older People...

Through the Herefordshire Through A Lens project, Catcher Media (LINK) has had access to the Derek Evans Studio archive, with a view to getting some of the 200,000+ negatives digitised and available to the public for the first time ever. With this in mind, Catcher Media, in conjunction with Creative Ageing (LINK), has developed a set of resources (LINK) that can be used in older people’s settings to facilitate reminiscence and creative sessions. The photographs are of special relevance not just to people from the county, but also those who grew up between the 1950s and 1970s


The main resources are 6 x A3 cards featuring an individual photograph from the archive. On the back of each card is information about the photograph, and a list of creative activities for a facilitator. Other resources include more photos, video clips or templates, to further enhance sessions. See Resources (LINK)



May Fair; Hereford Football Club; Hop-picking; Rural traditions e.g. Fownhope Heart of Oak walk; Music (Jazz & Pop & dancing), Royal visits; Agriculture; Childhood among others.




Download the six A3 cards (LINK), which form the core of this suite of resources.


Video Reminiscences

Series of video interviews (LINK to Vimeo Channel), that will enhance reminiscence and creative sessions.


Video Clips

Use this series of modern-day and archive video in addition to the main A3 cards


Photo Gallery

This series of photographs expands on the themes of the main A3 cards.

To access other templates & resources please visit: lifethroughalens




Legal: These resources and photographs are free to use in care & educational settings under CC-BY- NC 4.0 (LINK) licensing conditions. Commercial resale or use is not permitted. Individual photographs are subject to copyright. Please credit any use with the following: ‘These resources were created by Catcher Media and Creative Ageing as part of ‘Herefordshire Life Through a Lens’ in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Learning and Achievement Services. Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, and The Elmley Foundation, The Beaumont Trust, Wye Valley Brewery, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye Town Councils, and crowd-funding support. CC-BY-NC 4.0’