This is where I would
like to express by thanks to the photographers.
Nowadays everyone seems to have a mobile phone with
an integral camera so there will be no shortage of images
of the modern digital world that we live in. A hundred
years ago it was very different and we have to thank
people like professional photographer Edgar Welchman
who took many thousands of images around North Nottinghamshire.
Many of the images in Old Tuxford are from postcards,
some are by Welchman, others by national companies such
as Frith. In the early twentieth century, journeys took
longer and as Tuxford was on the Great North Road many
people must have stopped there and sent their loved
ones a postcard of Tuxford.
Old Tuxford contains many images centered around what
is now Tuxford County Primary School. The 1978 centenary
photographs were professionally produced and made available
for all to purchase at the time. Other photographs were
no doubt taken by amateurs, probably parents at events
The people that I know I need to thank are my mother,
Doris Sanderson who who has lived in Tuxford for over
50 years and over the years has accumulated a wealth
of information about the village, the late Ray Dawson
who had a similar passion and Eric Coddington for railway
images. Ivor Rich, Malcolm Sandilands and Philip Arnold
supplied some army photographs.
There are many other photographers that I would like
to acknowledge but unfortunately their images remain
anonymous. My hope is that people viewing Old Tuxford
will be able to email me information. There are many
unidentified faces, especially in the Tuxford School