A Day’s Pilgrimage to Lacock Abbey


While continuing to celebrate the club’s 110th year we thought it fitting to visit the home of Fox Talbot, the man who made our hobby possible.  Joseph Nicephore de Niepce and Lois Daguerre were both successful in creating photographic processes in 1820 and 1839 but Fox Talbot’s method, announced also in 1839, not only shortened exposure times considerably but he also invented the world’s first negative enabling endless copies to be created of his images.


The abbey is now owned by The National Trust and includes a purpose built museum displaying all things Fox Talbot and well worth a visit.  Thanks to Terry Jamieson’s immaculate organising skills we had a great visit despite the rather dull weather and the rather brighter small children completing their “Monster Trail” for Halloween.