It is impossible to say how Thomas Shires's undoubted talent for photography would have evolved over the years.
But sadly his life ended in 1905 at the age of 28.


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Saint Anne's Church Chapletown taken from near Turton Tower. As in many of the views there are far more trees today than there were at the end of the nineteenth century.

Now picture taken in May 2007

Credited to Bob Shires

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