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Peter Wickens Fry Talk

February 22 @ 19:30


Peter Wickens Fry is little known today but, when he died in 1860, he was referenced in almost every newspaper as “the veteran photographer.” He was born in Compton Bishop/Axbridge but moved to London to join the family solicitor’s business and became involved with many of the pioneers of photography. He was a founding member of a number of photographic societies, culminating in the Royal Photographic Society and acted for the defence in a prosecution brought by Fox Talbot over patent rights.


February 22


Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way. Norton Fitzwarren
Taunton, TA2 6SF
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1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

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