Readers of Vidimus have been offered special access to an archive that aims to provide a detailed photographic record of all of the rural parish churches in England. The archive is the work of the architectural photographer and occasional contributor to Vidimus, C.B. Newham. It currently covers nearly 70% of England and contains over 320,000 images. The archive includes pre-Victorian glass as well as notable windows from the Victorian period. A start has now been made on making these images available to a wider readership via the internet. Over 43,000 images are already on-line. Work will continue until the entire archive is available.
The new website is available at www.daephotolibrary.com. Vidimus readers will be able to view and search the archive free of charge until the end of October 2011. Readers who want to take advantage of this offer must register with their email address and a password of their choice. You should use this Promotion Code on the registration page: vidimus2011.