RETRO: Treasure trove of vintage pics unearthed at building site

A treasure trove of old pictures have been seen the first time in decades.
A treasure trove of old pictures have been seen the first time in decades.

Old photographs are to go on display in Huthwaite after being discovered by buildings during a house conversion.

Developers at Hunter Properties stumbled upon a fantastic selection of old photos in the course of converting the olf Huthwaite Medical Centre into homes.

Residents of king Street Celebrate the end of the second world war.

Residents of king Street Celebrate the end of the second world war.

Owner, Nigel Barnes, said; "When we were clearing out the old Huthwaite Medical Centre for conversion, one of our guys found a box of framed photos in the attic.

"We dusted them off and found around 30 photos showing Huthwaite in earlier times - many were taken by a local photographer Ernaud Lakin. They vary from the Huthwaite Prize Band in 1956, a VE day celebration and the Huthwaite United FC in 1914 - how many of these young men came back from the front?

"We were curious to know more about them so posted them on Facebook and had a great response where locals recognised many of the faces."

Members of the Sutton Living Memory Group are to take the images on and put them on display as an exhibition in the local library.

Many of the pictures are recognisably from Huthwaite and the surrounding area.

Many of the pictures are recognisably from Huthwaite and the surrounding area.

The Huthwaite Medical Centre is currently being converted into eight one-bed apartments and bungalows for the over 55s. The project is due for completion in June.

huthwaite Councillor Lee Anderson said: "I am delighted that Hunter Property Ltd are donating the pictures to our community. These pictures are a great reminder of our heritage and they will displayed in our village so everyone can see them. This is a fantastic gesture."

THe images will go on display at Huthwaite's library

THe images will go on display at Huthwaite's library

Huthwaite Prize band, 1956

Huthwaite Prize band, 1956

Hucknall Colliery

Hucknall Colliery

Football club members, photographed in Outram Street, Sutton in 1914

Football club members, photographed in Outram Street, Sutton in 1914