The effect of black and white or sepia can often make the people and places in old photographs seem remote and disconnected from reality. Here we present a selection of historic photos of Henfield, in some cases digitally restored and then put through the DeOldify suggestive colourisation algorithm. Dates range from the 1860s to the 1950s.
Mockbridge, Henfield, in the early 20th century. The 1794 build of the bridge seen here was rebuilt in 1930 into its present form. The ancient timbered hall house of the Old Bull Inn directly above the car was replaced by the new Bull Inn to its left c. 1893, subsequently became cottages and was demolished around 1965. Image colourised 2020
To see our black and white/sepia gallery, click here.
This website built and maintained by R. S. Gordon, Friends of Henfield Museum. Credit goes to Mike Ainscough for moving the idea of the website from discussion to a reality.