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Every photo tells a story. Some of them I will tell you about. You will also find important updates from The Photo Restoration Co. here.

British Army Photo Restored

Creased Photo Fixed!

Lauren got in touch with her Grandfather in laws favourite photo. 15″ in length and showing a few signs of its age now, it was posted down to us to be scanned at a high resolution.

Curry Rivel Prisoner of War - JV FOSTER

April was a breeze…

For us anyway… despite how hard staying at home might seem, we’ve all found ways to manage our time. We can still contact our friends and families. We know this will come to an end.

Family Portrait Coloured and Restored

WW2 Family Portrait

Steve got in touch with a fantastic old image of his mother with her parents taken during WW2. This was originally a large photo framed and hung over his grandparents fireplace

Photo Restoration Service open during lockdown

Coronavirus Update

We’re still here, we’re still working! I hope you’re all staying safe. It’s a great time to be sifting through those photo boxes of memories. Read more about how we’re doing…

WW1 Photo Repaired

1916 – Photo Repair

Gavin emailed over a couple of photos for some work. This first image is of his Grandfather in 1916. Lacking an original Gavin was forced to find out the best copy that he could.

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Six Whole Months

Six. They say that time flies when you are having fun and boy I must have been having fun. It was 6 months ago that the Photo Restoration Co was born. The website was launched in May

Family Portrait Restoration

Family Portrait Restoration

Stephen got in touch via Facebook Messenger – He posted down a very sorry looking photo that was urgently in need of repair. The creases and marks took a while to sort out

Photo Colourisation Service

Photo Colourisation

Kerry is looking to create a collage from a few old family photos. She supplied us with a selection of black and white photos. This one is of her Grandfather. We’ve spent a while spicing up those old images

Water Damaged Photo Repair

Water Damaged Photo Repair

Indira got in touch after this photo of Jade was damaged due to a burst pipe. It had survived 19 years so I was tasked with getting it back to A1 condition so it could last a few more.

Wedding Photo Restoration

Wedding Photo Restoration

Tony is fairly local so I popped over to pick up his photograph that needed restoration. This was taken on his grandparents wedding day in Ilkley, Yorkshire in 1922. It’s amazing that it survived

Family Photo Restoration

Family Photo Restored

This is the second photo Paola sent to be scanned, restored enlarged and printed. The damage resembled most of the photos in my own family collection of photos. Following a high resolution scan…

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Photo Reconstruction

Paola made contact with a couple of images that needed some attention, this is the first. Cut to fit a heart shaped frame and then subjected to the perils of sunlight! With some cloning and reconstruction

Photo Repair Service

Water Damaged Photo

This image is from Donna, even the before image looks better than the scan we had to deal with. It had seen water damage which warped and distorted the image. The photo itself had cracked…

Hand Coloured Portrait Photograph

Colouring Characters

Paul got in touch looking to brighten up this photo. He supplied a great quality scan which made the process very easy. I made a quick adjustment to the levels, touched up a couple tiny marks

Old Photographs Restored

Christmas 1937!

This 82 year old photo was given to Louisa who sent it by post for a high resolution scan and a well deserved repair. Despite the best of care this well loved photo has suffered a few cracks and tears.

Wedding Photograph Colourisation

Wedding Photo Colourisation

On the 2nd March 1957 Barbara Shorey married Peter Whiteland at the All Saints Church Belvedere in the London Borough of Bexley. This incredibly well looked after photograph…

Old Photo Restoration

Coach Trip

A glimpse into the away days of the past. This photo had not weathered well. Multiple creases growing in severity as the years pass by. Slowly bits of important image data that cannot easily be reconstructed…

Photo Restoration Repair

A Subtle Repair

A more subtle photo restoration from yesterday. A client emailed this photo looking for restoration. At first glance there doesn’t seem to be much wrong. On closer inspection there were a couple of…

Photos for Order of Service

Order of Service

Mandy found us online after finding two wonderful photos she would like to use in her Mums funeral order of service. The photo’s were in OK condition but stained and a little creased.

Photo Colourisation Service

Maureen May Mitchell

Ellen requested a colourisation on this fantastic photo. Whilst involved I repaired a couple of light scratches and balanced the exposure. Taken at Bath Street in Chard, Somerset in about 1949.

Military POW Stalag Luft Postcard

Letters from a POW

Rob from Boston, Massachusetts had uploaded the text from some postcards he’d found in his Grandmother’s belongings. She was sending parcels to her assigned POW… and he was writing back!

WW2 Colourised Photo

J.V. Foster

(Far left, sat on chair) Photo taken in 1939 at RAF Cardington following training. Shortly after he wandered into Bedford to have his photo taken alone in uniform. His next stop was wireless training school at RAF Yatesbury

Photo Repair Service

Photo Repair

Here is a great example of one of our photo repairs. This doesn’t look particularly bad, just a few creases – unfortunately one of them falls right across the eye and being a portrait this is one of the more…

Hand Coloured Photo Service

Young Elda Atyeo

This time a young Elda Atyeo sat for a professional photo sometime around 1920. The photo received a quick tidy (this one was very well looked after) A little sharpness was brought out in the eyes.

Land Girl - Colour Photo

Pat Wyatt

The Women’s Land Army was established in World War One, but was re-founded shortly before the outbreak of World War Two. With much of our food being imported and all able bodied men required to fight…

Colouring Old Photos

William Daniel

William Daniel or “Bill” joined the Royal Navy and like so many others, their families are now in possession of one of these portraits. This colourisation was made from a scan of a reasonably small photo.

Photo Colourisation Service

Elda Atyeo

My first colourisation of a black and white photo was an image of my Great Grandmother Elda Atyeo. Born in 1898 and died in 1981 so I never got to meet her. My family are not short on stories about her though.

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The story so far…

For the past 10 years I have been working on my family tree using popular Genealogy website Ancestry. This gives you the ability to share with family members… who in turn began to offer up information.