Locally based Hereford supporters will be able to catapult themselves back in time when the film “Carousel: A Herefordshire Life Through a Lens” hits the cinema screens this month.

This new Catcher Media production delves into the Derek Evans photographic archive from the 1950s – 1970s ,bringing to life the stories of his photographs of the county, from the May Fair to Hereford United, from the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk to jazz clubs, from childhood to politics and much more.

Derek was a frequent visitor to Edgar Street throughout that period, and it was his photographs of the action, and ultimately the goals by Ronnie Radford and Ricky George, that adorned many of the national newspapers after the Bulls’ epic triumph over Newcastle United in February 1972.

Alongside digitising and exhibiting his archive, the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project is creating an extensive selection of a over a hundred oral history videos from Herefordshire people, evoking memories. The archive consists of over 200,000 negatives, 790 exhibition images, hundreds of prints, scrapbooks full of newspaper cuttings, photo journals, and daily log books of the studio’s activities.

“Derek was clearly passionate about Hereford and the region. His image repertoire is affectionate, humanist, liberal and well crafted.”

Dr Russell Roberts, University of South Wales

Carousel is showing at the Courtyard Theatre on Monday 11th March and Tuesday 12th March, with additional screenings across the county over the next month.

Keep an eye out for it in your area.


By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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