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Derek Pollard collection


Colour and B&W photos taken between 1935 and 1998.

Derek spent his early life in Old Town Hebden Bridge, where his father was the Engine Tenter (Steam Engineer) for Mitchell Bros, who were wool washers and combers. Derek attended Old Town School then Calder High School, after which he did an engineering apprenticeship at John Pickles and Son, Mytholm. Later he worked at Broadbent Machine Tools, Mytholmroyd, installing and servicing their equipment all over the world. Eventually he worked for Chevron Overseas Exploration Co. in various locations, the last one being 4 years in Sudan. His hobbies include gardening, old photographs and family history.




1935 - 1998


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