It seems that everyone is discovering hidden caches of undeveloped films! This time around, Peter Ottaway from Hereford unearths a treasure trove of World War I snaps!
This year has been a great one for unearthing hidden photographic gems from the past, from the 100 year old negatives from Antartica, to the missing Mount Saint Helens photos that was recently discovered.
Today’s photographic gem comes from Much Dewchurch, Hereford, courtesy of Peter Berry Ottaway. He found a box full of undeveloped World War I negatives in his late grandfather’s home. There were around 50 undeveloped shots and they were able to salvage 40 of them.
Ottaway told the Hereford Times in an interview “The negatives give a real insight into what it was like back in World War I and my family are thrilled that they can see them. They were just sitting in a loft all this time and we simply had no idea about them; they have been up there for almost a century and no one had mentioned them.”
You can view the photos in The Daily Mail. Here’s to more analogue discoveries in the future!