The Take One training day took place on November 5th at the Museum resource and learning centre. 12 teachers from 10 local schools attended to find out all about our Take One item – a glass plate negative of Hereford old livestock market taken by local man Alfred Watkins in about 1900.
Teachers had a great day exploring the photo imaginatively and hearing from curator Judy Stevenson all about the history of the photo, one of the characters depicted in it and the items he was selling as well as the background history to markets in Hereford. Teachers also explored the educational potential of the photos and have now returned to schools to plan their Take One projects in school in Spring 2014.
The photo depicts a character called Old Mr Gore who owned a rope and twine shop in Commercial street in the late 1800s and who also traded from Hereford Cattle market. The market tavern is visible in the background to the left of the photo and the large seven-windowed building appears to have Yeoman’s written on it. The spire of All Saints church is visible in the background. The corner of the stock pen is on the left and stockmen are parading their stock in the background behind the two men centre of shot. Herefordshire Museum service would appreciate any observations about the photo to add to the knowledge about it that we offer the school teachers involved in the CTC learning project. Copyright Herefordshire Museum Service