Transcribed by Gwynneth Fookes
Foreword by Brian Thomas
Members will remember the talk we had by John Bevis featuring the Kearton brothers and their wildlife and photographic exploits and innovations in the early years of the 20th Century. The Bourne Society has just published Richard Kearton’s Surrey Field Notes (1900-1927), featuring his intimate diary recordings of his daily excursions in the Caterham valley and adjacent areas, with numerous reproductions of colour and monochrome plates of the amazingly numerous and diverse species present at that time. Far more than just wildlife photography this book gives invaluable insight into the social history of the time. At only £11 it is thoroughly recommended! Please contact the editor firstname.lastname@example.org (01883623149) or Paul Riddington (01883 622964) if you would like a copy.
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