A couple of months ago I was asked by the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club to restore some very old deteriorating photographs which the club wanted to use to feature in their refurbishment program. Last week I got the opportunity to take some photographs of the finished project.
“I began collecting old photographs to include in my book Fair Ways in Ashdown Forest to celebrate the 125 years of Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club 3 years ago.These came from albums of the 1890s and the image resolutions were not up to the standard the layout designer requested.
I searched online for help and was pleasantly surprised to find that the site which appeared to offer the best service for enhancement and photographic restoration was Photographs Forever at nearby Chelwood Gate.
In June 2014 Richard Haines of Photographs Forever was asked to restore a further sepia 30 images which now grace the walls of the Clubhouse.
The largest of these is 1.8 m across.They look superb and the members of the Club have been fulsome in their praise of the new hangings.
Meanwhile the book and its many old photographs has won the coveted Murdoch Medal for the best contribution to the Heritage of Golf in 2014”