Photographic display prompts family reunion
TEN descendants of the late Godmanchester photographer and postcard producer Alfred Hendrey recently paid a visit to the Porch Museum to see an exhibition of his work. After viewing the culmination of their ancestor's life and work, they were entertained to tea by members of the Friends of the Queen Elizabeth School
Most of the family had never met before, so it was quite a reunion! The event was attended by the Mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Robert Hughes, who presented the family with a copy of a Hendrey photograph of the local Town Hall.
Alfred Hendrey was born in 1853 and lived most of his 56 years in Godmanchester, working as a photographer from studios in Godmanchester, St Ives and Ramsay.
The exhibition was co-ordinated by Michael Brown of Godmanchester, a Hendrey collector, with contributions of material from both the family and other people.
The exhibition will be open every Sunday until the end of August (except August 7) in the Porch Museum which is situated in the Queen Elizabeth School.
Our picture (right) shows Cllr Robert Hughes with one of the descendants of Alfred Hendry at the visit to the Porch Museum.