Collier Collection

Enhance your walls with a little slice of life in days gone by, from the MERL's rich photographic archive. These prints come from photographs by Phillip Collier who travelled around the south of England photographing towns and villages in the first half of the twentieth century. The glass negatives, which he used to produce postcards, were rescued from destruction by the museum and have been lovingly restored and digitised. Visitors to the Museum have been able to explore these images in the Town and Country Gallery, and now you can order a high quality print for your own wall. This selection represents places including Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire - anywhere that Phillip could get to from Reading on his motorbike!

Collier collection webpage: Philip Osborne Collier Photographic Collection - The MERL (

Town and Country gallery webpage: Town and Country gallery - The Museum of English Rural Life (

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