Bring the Wandle photo archives alive at the
Wandle Industrial Museum…
The Wandle Industrial Museum (WIM) is looking for a volunteer to help them digitise their photo archives. This project will allow the images to be enjoyed by a wider audience online.
The first step will be focussed on the images of the old mills. We hope the volunteer will have these images scanned, retouched and referenced by the end of October 2015.
Once this is complete, there may be other collections that can be digitised…
The role will be based at WIM, next to Vestry Hall, Mitcham, CR4 3UD. The volunteer will be trained to use the equipment and will be joining a friendly group of volunteers every Wednesday 1-4pm.
The volunteer should enjoy IT and be able to make a weekly commitment until at least late October 2015. An interest in heritage and archiving is also desirable.
If you would like to learn more about this role please contact Mick before 11th September:
020 8648 0127
Volunteers looking to take on this role will be asked to come into WIM for an informal introduction before any commitment is agreed.
The online archive will be on the Living Wandle webpages on the new Regionl Park website, due to be launched in October this year.
WIM has been in existence for over 30 years and is run entirely on the passion and expertise of its volunteers. The museum works to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle. www.wandle.org.
The Living Wandle scheme is delivering 19 projects to reconnect local communities with the River Wandle. It is supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Digital Archive Enquiries to LivingWandle@wandsworth.gov.uk, 07500 073049.