T.E.Williams: The Lost Colour Collection Volume 2
Introduction by Dick Blenkinsop
Published by Irwell Press Ltd.
UK Retail price: £24.95
The late Tom Williams, railway enthusiast and photographer, born in Shakespeare Street, Stratford-upon-Avon in 1930, is best known
for his extensive black-and-white photographic work which was donated to the National Railway Museum in York by his family after
his untimely death at the age of forty nine in 1980. His little-known 35mm colour transparency work, however, was retained by his
youngest son, Owen and is currently under restoration by his eldest son, Phillip.
Seen in print for the first time in the book “T.E.Williams: The Lost Colour Collection Volume 1” published in March 2017, this
second volume dips again into Tom’s unique slide archive to concentrate on the years 1954 to 1964. It unashamedly centres around
the Western Region of British Railways, as this was the photographer’s passion, with sections devoted exclusively to the ‘King’ Class,
Stratford-upon-Avon and Swindon Works, but we are also given a taste of the fruits of Tom’s eclectic travels up and down the country,
across the regional boundaries. We believe that this volume will provide a unique insight into the world of a passionate and talented
photographer who wasn’t afraid to experiment with colour film at a time when many of his peers believed that the only route to successful
railway photography was via black-and-white.
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