The Society's seal and three photographs


We now have our own Flickr site. The first batch of scanned images from the Antiquaries’ photo archive has now been uploaded. If you can offer a name for an image entitled ‘Unknown’, and have a Flickr account. you can add a comment in the box below the photo. Others can e-mail Irwin Thompson, who has set up the site for us. Please include a link to a photo or website as “proof”.

Collections featured so far

Geoffrey Briggs Archive. These are glass slides primarily of churches in various parts of England in the 1950s. Geoffrey died in 2016, and bequeathed his slide collection to the Society. He was an expert on Northumbrland's medieval churches, publishing The medieval churches of Northumberland, (Newcastle upon Tyne: Keepdate Publishing, 2002) available in our library at BJ 047, and a number of guidebooks to individual churches, along with various articles in Archaeologia Aeliana.

John Hume Archive. These are slides taken between the late 1890s and mid-1950s by a well-known amateur photgrapher called John Hume. By trade, he was a mechanical engineer, sometime of the firm of Reed and Foggin.

In the future, don’t forget your past