Founding of the Oldham Photographic Society, 16th May 1867
On Thursday, 16th May 1867, a group of photographers from Oldham and district met at the “house” of Mr George Travis, the Hare and Hounds, Yorkshire Street, Oldham. It was resolved that Oldham Photographic Society be formed. The image below is the first entry in the first Minute Book.
Christine Widdall has written the history of the society in a book entitled “A Victorian Society” to commemorate the society’s 150th anniversary. Please see Christine’s website for details.