Many of our images are part of the ‘Osbourne Collection’ produced by a unique photographic family with four generations recording the life of Falmouth. A fire in 1960s destroyed a major part of the collection, but that spurred Brian Osborne, photographed, into conserving the surviving negatives; some 1500 images.
It is thanks to one of our volunteers, Peter Searle with his personal connection to the family, that this collection is now being used as a fantastic resource by researchers.
You can learn more about this family and their history at the archive and with Peters book ‘Obsbourne’s -Falmouth’s Unique Photographic Family (second image).
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