The old Harby photographs on display in the village hall come from a collection assembled by the Harby History Group. The work of the group is preserved on a website contained in the UK Web Archive. The Old Photographs section of that archive includes links to pages on which the photos are organised by theme (places, portraits, societies, work, sport etc.), together with a series of maps of Harby through the ages. There is also a useful searchable index of the entire photo collection. The introductory page to the archive includes links to many other valuable resources, including surveys, church documents and trade directories. Special acknowledgement is due to Leslie Cram who was the driving force behind the Harby History Group. He instigated and digitised the collection of old photographs and constructed their website. He also edited books on the history of the village published in 2010 and 2015 respectively, and wrote a volume on St Mary’s Church which was published in 2012:
Thumbnails of the photos currently on display are provided below. Click on one of these to open the photo in a viewer which includes the captions. The originals were scanned by Leslie Cram, digitally restored by Martin Kimbell and printed and mounted by my-picture.co.uk.