Ten descendants of the late Godmanchester photographer and postcard producer Alfred Hendrey (1853 – 1910) visited the Porch Museum to see an exhibition of his work.This was a special event as some of the family had never met before and had never seen any of the timeless images Alfred had captured of Godmanchester nearly 100 years ago.
The event was attended by then Mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Robert Hughes who presented Joan Wallington (Alfred Hendrey’s last surviving granddaughter) with a framed copy of a Hendrey photograph of Godmanchesters Town Hall.
The afternoon was a great success and Joan and her husband Les returned to view the exhibition and talk to museum visitors on a number of occasions during that summer.
- The Porch Museum acknowledged the following for making the exhibition possible.
- Joan Wallington for family photographs, family history, the loan of Alfred Hendrey’s medals awarded for landscape photography and being such a lovely person.
- Pauline Lord (Alfred Hendrey’s great granddaughter) for finding Joan and other descendants, family research, photography and generally helping to make it all happen.
- The Ted and Colin Pond Collection for providing many of Hendry’s early and rare postcards
- Michael Brown (exhibition co-ordinator) for research and photographic material.
- County Record Office Huntingdon for various records, information and photographs.
- Huntingdon Reference Library for newspaper articles and advertisements.
- Norris Library and Museum St Ives for newspaper articles and photographs