Changing of the Times

Burnham Overy Staithe


A collection of photographs documenting life in Burnham Overy Staithe from the 1900’s

“These photographs are reproduced from prints and negatives collected by William Henry (Billy) Scoles, 1907-1980. 

From his early days at Naseby Cottage to his final days at Fuchsia Cottage, His passion for the creek and village life never diminished, as reflected in these images.”  – William Scoles

Please enjoy this wonderful collection of photographs. It was a hard task to pick this small selection from the hundreds that had been collected and taken by the Scoles family over the last 100 years.

I feel it is a real treat to not only view these images but to reproduce them for others to see and enjoy as much as they would have been when they were first taken.

I feel that a photograph is nothing if you cannot share it with others for them to enjoy too.

When looking at these photographs I wonder whether the photographer would have ever considered that we would be looking at these beautiful images some 100 plus years after the shutter was pressed.

I also hope that, as a photographer myself that in 100 years people will be looking at my work and enjoying it just as much as I enjoy creating it today.

I will be adding more photographs from the archive soon.

If you have any you would like to add into the collection, please get in touch

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