Reverend Walton’s photograph album

The Rev. Octavius Walton was vicar of Leigh from 1906 to 1918. After his retirement he returned to Leigh and lived at Great Barnetts. He was a noted amateur photographer and a number of pictures from one of his photograph albums are available for viewing in the Society’s Archive.

Rev. Octavius Walton photographing himself. Early trick photography. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

Rev. Octavius Walton photographing himself. Early trick photography.

St. Mary's with the two cottages knocked down. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

St. Mary’s with the for parish cottages knocked down.

The Old Vicarage. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

The Old Vicarage.

 

1920s Morgan. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

1920s Morgan.

 

The Forge to Forge Cottage. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

The Forge to Forge Cottage/House.

 

Porcupine House. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

Porcupine House.

 

Lower Green through the Railway Bridge.

 

St Mary’s Church, interior.

 

The Forge to Forge Cottage showing footpath across the Green.

 

Southview House and St Mary’s Church.

 

St Mary’s Church, south entrance.

 

The Old Vicarage. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

The Old Vicarage.

The Old Vicarage. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

The Old Vicarage.

St Mary's Church, lychgate. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

St Mary’s Church, lychgate.

Lightfoot Cottages from Penshurst Road. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

Lightfoot Cottages from Penshurst Road.

Lightfoot Cottages from Causeway Road. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

South View from the Old Vicarage.

West Lodge, Hall Place. From the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

West Lodge, Hall Place.

Rev and Mrs Octavius Walton. Photograph from the album of Rev. Octavius Walton (vicar of Leigh 1906-18)

Rev and Mrs Octavius Walton.