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 before being put through the DeOldify suggestive colourisation algorithm. Dates range from the 1860s to the 1950s.
Featured Restored & Colourised Photo
Miss Decima Allen and Jerry the pony of the Allen-Brown Violet Nurseries
After careful cultivation, the partnership of the Misses Decima Allen and Ada Brown - and in later years Ellen Sharp - would make regular deliveries of their extremely popular violet products to Henfield Railway Station for the onwards journey to destinations around the country and Empire, sometimes protected by canine passenger as here. These also became symbols bedecking the buttonholes of suffragettes. Restored and colourised, 2021. Henfield Museum Collection