Tuesday, 26 April 2011
An old picture of St George's Church
The earliest known picture of St George's dates back to 1840. It was found recently in a distressed state and fragments were carefully pieced together and stuck on a mount.
In the foreground is a horse-drawn barge on the Peak Forest Canal. Midground is the valley of the Gower Hey Brook before it became filled with trees, houses and allotments. The artist appears to have taken a little license with the tallness of the tower.
I took a photograph of this and then used PaintShop Pro to remove blemishes and restore the colour.
You can view my "restored" picture on Old Hyde.