Images of Rugby
  • Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
    Little Elborow Street
    CV21 3BZ
  • Tuesday 18th May, 10:00am - Until Saturday 8th January, 4:00pm
A new display from the social history collection

Opening Times:

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm

Free Entry, booking required

The exhibition will showcase artworks and photographs of Rugby taken by both amateur and professional photographers highlighting the changing face of the town. Many of these have never been out on display before.

These include:

  • Photographs by Rodney Huntingford of Redding’s Photographic Studios of the old art school on Church Street being demolished outside his studio in the early 1950s
  • Projector slides from British Thomson Houston Lighting Department (Mazda) from the 1940s. These were taken to show new street lighting in the town centre but also capture eerily quiet streets at night (not dissimilar to the lockdown we’ve been experiencing today) and old buildings such as the alms houses which were demolished in the late 1950s.
  • Also, aerial photographs of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum during construction in the late 1990s and one of the town centre from the early 1970s.

Amateur photographers include Maurice Miller who was part of the Rugby Photographic Society. The exhibition shows some of his photographs of Rugby dating from the 1960s.

Also included will be artworks of local landmarks such as the cement works and the Rugby Radio station masts as well as postcards from the 19th/ 20th century.

Image: (2259) Photograph of Church Street taken by Rodney Huntingford (photographer at Redding’s Photographic Studios) from 1953.

Social Interaction
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