This photo album was passed on by Lawrence Scott for inclusion here. The photographs date mostly from 1950/51, and are of operations in Southern Rhodesia, except for the first few, which presumably were taken en route to Rhodesia in Fairey’s Dakota G-AKNM.
Most of the photographs have notes on the back, so they have been included as is, rather than having captions which might be incorrect interpretations.
Click on the links to open, then you should be able to enlarge the images enough to read the writing on the backs of the photos. Putting the pictures in as ‘jpg’ photographs didn’t work – it wasn’t possible to enlarge them enough to read the notes. If anyone wants the digital pictures, please get in touch using the ‘Contact’ page, and they can be sent by email.
Attached are a bunch of field photos provided by Geoff Milsom. Not much information on the locations, but more can be added later if anyone can identify locations or names. Click on the individual photos (or compilations) for a larger image.
This brochure from 1969 – another from Derek Minter’s files – is a magnetic map of Church Stretton in Shropshire. It says it is a test area, so presumably the survey and the brochure were done to provide marketing material for the Geophysics Department.
Derek Minter contributed these photos taken during the Nigerian geophysical survey 1974/75, when the crews were based in Enugu, and the job specs and briefing notes. The photos feature Nigel Ridley-Thomas (glasses), Alex Copeland and an unknown Nigerian carrying a cast iron bath.