Local History Society returns to action with talk on local photographer

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Lochaber Local History Society is back with a talk on Thursday March 3, from Estelle Slegers Helsen, who will be speaking about the work of William Thomson, photographer who lived in Kilmallie House, Corpach, and had a small shop in Cameron Square in Fort William.

Thomson produced a multitude of booklets titled “Let’s See…” covering areas from Edinburgh to Orkney, but many were of the West Highlands. In the 1960s in Lochaber many of his photographs adorned livingroom walls.

Estelle, originally from Belgium, is beginning a project to investigate his photographs, recreating many of them and interviewing people from across Lochaber to pursue the story of his life and the areas where he worked.

She met with a number of local people when in Lochaber for two weeks in January  and she will be returning to gather further information in the spring.

This is an opportunity to learn about the man, his work and the areas of Lochaber which so inspired him, and contribute to an ongoing project.

All welcome at the Ben Nevis Hotel at 8pm on Thursday March 3.