Click on the links to the right to view old photographs and post cards of the three villages of Kibworth Harcourt, Kibworth Beauchamp, and Smeeton Westerby.
The Society has a substantial collection of photographs dating from Victorian times, and onwards, many taken by three village photographers, Walter Bale, Alonzo Freeland, and Charles Cooper. In addition, the Society is fortunate to have secured the collection of photographs taken by Bert Aggas in the early 1980s, and by George Weston in 1993.
Charles W COOPER was a stationer, publisher and sub- postmaster in Beauchamp. He was born in 1865. As regards photography, he usually worked in conjunction with A J Freeland and frequently both their names appeared on local photographs. He died aged 59 years.