Lacock is known for its famous Abbey, photography and the movies filmed there but just as important are the people who actually live, and have lived, in this wonderful village. Lacock is not just a tourist destination but a living, thriving community which is often overlooked by visitors. The Lacock Community Archive will provide an outlet for villagers to share their stories and memories through oral history, photographs and documents. We will be providing a series of free events for the residents of Lacock over the forthcoming months as part of this project.
As part of our first event we will be displaying copies of photographs of Lacock taken by Harold White from his English Villager’s collection (published 1945). The picture below is of Reverend Jeeves (taken by Harold White), vicar of Lacock at the time. There are, in fact, several photographs of the Rev. Jeeves which raised our interest and encouraged us to discover more about his life and how he came to be in Lacock. Kym Wild, a postgraduate student from Bath Spa University, began researching his life.