By kind permission of the copyright owners, Amersham Museum, we are able to publish photographs taken by George Ward between 1880 and 1920. We contrast them with photographs taken in recent years from the same locations. High resolution prints of George Ward’s pictures are available from the Museum Curator@AmershamMuseum.org.
George Ward was born in Old Amersham in 1863 and died in 1943. The photographs have been digitised from his original glass plate negatives. George Ward was a man of many parts: in addition to being a talented local photographer he was the first manager of Amersham Gas Works, he founded the Amersham Brass Band and he set up Amersham’s first car repair business.