Archives can be dusty, dreary places and that’s certainly been true of the AOS photo archive. For years, shelves full of photo albums from decades of our show history have been gathering dust on a kind member’s spare bedroom wall. And the saddest part of this archive is that no one ever got to look at it.
So, in recent months, we’ve gradually been working through this archive digitalising as much as we can. So far, we’ve managed to scan paper photos and 35mm slides from every show we’ve been able to find. For some shows we’ve found very little, but for others there have been fifty or more images to capture.
All this content is now hosted on the Flickr web site, and is also held in a secure cloud storage area. You can visit the show archive here.
The work isn’t completed yet. There are still years worth of programmes to scan and cast lists to include, but we hope to eventually have all this captured so that the passage of time can’t damage it further.
So if you have a few minutes to spare, why not take a trip down memory lane with us.