The story behind the pictures

A man smiling

David Price (by kind permission of Heather Price)

This exhibition was the idea of David Price (1945-2008), known to his friends as Dai. David was a Flintshire based photography enthusiast and member of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain.

Some years ago, he was given a large collection of glass negatives which had been found in the attic of a friend. The negatives numbered over 500, and were still contained in their original boxes and paper sleeves. Many were labelled with the date, location and subject and covered the period from around 1900 to the early 1920s.

David tried hard to locate descendants of the family, but with little success. Any information about the Urton family or their activities would be welcomed.

We do not know what happened to the actual photographs Jack Urton took, as only the glass negatives survive. These have been scanned and enlarged to create the prints for this exhibition.

We are very grateful to Heather Price for her generosity and support towards this exhibition, in memory of her husband David, and his wish to share these wonderful pictures with others.

Book available

'An Edwardian Family Album' by David and Heather Price will be available from the Lady Lever Art Gallery shop, The Bookshop Mold| and other local bookshops. The cover price is £9.99.