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Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society
Digital Photo Archive


Since the Conservation Society purchased the David May Collection in 2010,  we have been given several photo collections and discs of family archives by old Nayland families and we are very grateful to them.  To celebrate the Society’s 40th Anniversary, we have decided to bring all the various topics together in an historic archive which could be viewed via our website and, where possible, via hard copies on display at our open meetings.  These include the collection of Deeds and Indentures kindly donated by Usha Taylor in memory of Keith who acquired this fine collection of documents which are now available to view and copy, although they are not on our website.

We are extremely grateful to Lorraine Brooks who undertook the scanning and captioning of the archive, with Andora’s help, and to Tony Price who created the searchable facility to make it possible.

Options for using the archive
The Archives are divided into four categories which can be browsed by collection below.
In addition the historic collections can be browsed using 22 subject headings or
searched by keyword.
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The Historic Collections

Walsh Collection
The Walsh Collection
Thorpe Collection
The Thorpe Collection
Postcard Book
Postcard Book
Miscellaneous Collection
Miscellaneous Collection

The David May Collection


More Recent Collections
These collections are not included to search by category but images in each collection may be browsed

Sally Arnld Collection
Hugh & Sally Arnold Collection
Floods Spring 2002
Floods Spring 2002
Black Tuesday
Black Tuesday

The Exhibitions

Revd W Jones
Reverend Jones
Constable Sketch
Constable Sketch
A presentation prepared for the bi-centenary celebration of the installation of the John Constable altarpiece in St. James Church. 
Presented October 2010 (pdf 4.9Mb)
A presentation on the life of the Revd. William Jones of Nayland, prepared as part of the Constable Bicentenary Exhibition.
Presented October 2010 (pdf 1.8Mb)
A presentation on the acquisition of John Constable sketch for altarpiece in St. James Church.
Presented July 2012 (pdf 1.8Mb)

Reverend Jones: Letters to Pupils
  The volume is entitled 'Ten Church Pieces for the Organ with Four Anthems in Score composed for the Use of the Church of Nayland in Suffolk and Published for its benefit”. The final piece of music is entitled “St. Stephens Tune” a work which is still used today and is perhaps his most famous composition.
Presented January 2023 (pdf 9.7Mb)
Published in 1822, there are 26 “letters” on subjects ranging from “Good Manners” to “The use of mathematical learning”.
Click to view:
Chapters 1-7
Chapters 8-18
Chapters 19-26