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Welcome to the

'Snapshots Through Time' project website!  

Ilford sign. Courtesy of

Basildon switchboard. Copyright keith Davidson.

This heritage lottery funded oral history project aimed to uncover the history of Ilford Limited. Ilford Limited was one of the leadingphotographic companies in the 20th century and grew to take over smaller firms and factories across the UK and Europe. This project however focused on their original site in their namesake town of Ilford in Redbridge. The company was a key employer of local people and we have interviewed some of the individuals who worked there about their experiences. We have also collected a vast array of photographs and documents, many of which are
available to view on this website.


Eastside Community Heritage seeks to build, service and enable partnerships which record, document and preserve the experiences of different communities, through the provision of social, cultural, educational and historical activities. Our methodology incorporates education and training, with schools, families and adult learners.  Eastside produces exhibitions, publications and multi media stimuli which are an opportunity for all cultures and age ranges to engage in a proactive discovery of their own and their community’s history, culture and heritage.


Roy Clark, Darkroom Manager, 1970. Copyright Keith Davidson.

Keith Davidson. Copyright Keith Davidson.

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