Bill’s collection reveals its magic

Young Victorian lady.
Young Victorian lady.

Who is this young Victorian woman? Chris Abram, custodian of a stunning collection of old Morecambe photographs, is trying to find out.

The mystery picture is one of thousands taken during the career of late Morecambe photographer Bill Houston.

Chris, a Carnforth-based filmmaker and history enthusiast, is currently working his way through Bill’s archive.

He was donated the massive collection by Bill’s family. Chris will host a film and slide show at the Platform on November 16 at 7.30pm called ‘In Times Past 3’ including old footage of Morecambe and Lancaster.

In a special section called ‘Professor Houston’s Magic Lantern Show’, he will give a talk about some of Bill’s ‘magic lantern’ slides of landscapes and people from our heritage.

Tickets for this evening of nostalgia cost £10 and are available from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre, The Platform, or by calling 01524 582803.

If you recognise the woman in the photo please contact Looking Back.