Tate wants help to identify Suffolk and Norfolk photos

The John Piper picture of Bury's Unitarian Meeting House that is now in the Tate Gallery's online archive ANL-151208-123205001

The John Piper picture of Bury's Unitarian Meeting House that is now in the Tate Gallery's online archive ANL-151208-123205001

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The Tate Gallery wants you help in identifying the places pictured in a massive collection of photographs from across Britain that it has just put into its online archive.

About 1,000 of the 6,000 black and white photographs by John Piper, taken between the 1930s and ’80s mostly for the Shell guides to Britain, remain unidentified.

The Unitarian Meeting House on Churchgate Street, Bury, today. ENGANL00120121023144954

The Unitarian Meeting House on Churchgate Street, Bury, today. ENGANL00120121023144954

The 138 pictures from Suffolk include several unidentified buildings in Bury St Edmunds. Some are easily identified, like the Unitarian Meeting House and a shot of Angel Hill, but others include a commonplace terraced house and exterior features or interiors of churches.

There are also 146 pictures of Norfolk, again with unidentified pieces of churches and other buildings.

You can see the unidentified pictures at www.tate.org.uk where there is also a link to browse by county.