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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Can you help with any information?
We're hoping that you will be able to give us information that in return will help us and other visitors to identify things like people, places, buildings, streets, dates and events. Any facts supplied will be added to the relevant photo. > Contact <
Do you know where a photo was taken? Could you take a photo of the same location now?
Over time we are hoping to find more and more about the locations pictured in the photos and we would be very grateful to anyone who is willing to take a photo in the same location and submit it to us to include in a "Then & Now" section of the website that we are hoping to set up in the future. > Contact <
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We would love to hear what you think of the photos and website. It is always nice to hear from visitors and read your thoughts. > Contact <
What camera did Thomas use to take the photos?
We think the camera was a Sanderson ¼ plate, but according to research we have done that make and type of camera were only introduced in 1904, meaning Thomas must have been a very early user. View the > About < page for more background information about Thomas.
I submitted some information for a photo but it hasn't appeared yet. Why?
We are dedicated to updating the site when new information is submitted, but we also have full time jobs that do take up a large part of our time so we do apologise if it is taking us longer that you expected but we promise we will add the details in due course.
I have some photos could I add them to the galleries?
With all due respect the site is dedicated to Thomas Shires' Collection of photos. We feel that adding others photos not taken by Thomas would stray away from the focus of the site.
Alternatively if you have a collection of photographs that you would like putting on the internet we are sure Cowlingweb would be interested in hearing from you -

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