Isle athletics team strides ahead

Isle resident Harry Snow has amassed a huge collection of photographs over the years.

Saturday, 20th September 2014, 7:00 am
South Axholme School athletics team. Picture: Andrew Roe
South Axholme School athletics team. Picture: Andrew Roe

The 90-year-old former builder and painter and decorator, of Epworth Road, Haxey, estimates he has taken more than 1000 pictures from the 1940s right up to present day.

This picture above shows the athletics team at South Axholme School, believed to be sometime during the late 1970s or early 80s.

This is the latest in a batch of photographs we are featuring from Mr Snow’s collection.

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Harry Snow, of Haxey looks at old photographs of the area he has. Picture: Andrew Roe

The grandfather-of-two said: “I have always enjoyed taking pictures. I got in touch after I recognised one of the people in the picture as my uncle in a previous column.

“There are pictures of everything, nature, landscapes, community events, jubilee celebrations, bank holiday gatherings.

“I have always been a keen photographer. I like getting the pictures out every now and again to have a look at them. It brings back nice memories for me. The Isle of Axholme has changed so much over the years.”

Chris Page, content editor for the Epworth Bells, said: “We would love to hear from anyone who wants to share old pictures with us.”