More on Leslie Overend

Steve White, the custodian of the Overend Collection, sent me a fascinating snippet about the fire photos. One slight correction to your blog: Leslie Overend didn’t actually take the fire pix, though he did take the aftermath pix. Leslie was in the Isles of Scilly in August 1961 scattering the ashes of his wife, Doris, …

Top Twenty

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Morley press photographer  Leslie Overend’s death. I’ve been sent a Press Release from Stephen White, custodian of the collection. Twenty more pictures illustrating the work of the late Morley photographer Leslie Overend will be added to his website this week to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. Leslie …

Retrospective photojournalism

I’ve previously blogged about the legendary Leslie Overend, the man whose photographic collection spanned decades of Morley life. Leslie retired in 1983 and died six years later, bequeathing his vast (not too well sorted) collection to Stephen White. his journalist colleague from the Observer days. Stephen devoted eighteen months to producing a retrospective of the 1960s …

Morley Time…

…the Town Hall clock is chiming again. It was raised at the Summit last night by former Councillor Albert Slingsby who was of the view that Potts the Clockmakers should have a full set of spare parts up in the tower so they could fix it more quickly next time. Albert, you are seriously clueless, …