Looking back on Winters (The Great Antiques Map of Britian)
In 2014 Hubert King was interviewd by Tim Wannacott for the BBC as part of the TV series 'The Great
Antiques Map of Britain'. Watch the clip in the BBC archives!
The roots of the business...
The origins of the company date back to the 1850's with Emmanuel Nicolas Charles.
His assistant Walter William Winter took over the business on Charles' death and moved into new purpose built premises (designed by Derby architect Henry Isaac Stevens) in 1867.
The building is grade 2 listed and is a treasure trove for the heritage enthusiast.
Two books published in the early 1990's, illustrate the history of Derby through social and industrial photography.
These publications are now collectors items, but with funding we hope to be able to restore, conserve, archive and make available to the public, many more images from our original glass plate negatives.
If you are interested in offering support do get in touch regarding Friend's of Winters, and take a look at our Friends of Winters Facebook Page.
A little taster video of Winter's from ITV Central: "Derby's Hidden Gem"
In 2014 Winter's recieved a phase 1 bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund
Please read about some of the developments we have achieved through the implementation of this funding on our Heritage Blog
We have also been delighted to take part in Heritage Open Days since 2013. You can read about hope important this has been to us on the Heritage Open Day Blog.