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Willmott Photographic

The shop

Carl Willmott and his wife started their photographic services at the Studio in Griffith Street in 1950. In 1960 the shop front was rebuilt by local builder D. J. Rawlings. The family lived in the upstairs accomodation. Daughter Candy continued the business until 2005. The property was sold in 2006 and is now used by Manfield Crafts.
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The letter below was sent to newly engaged couples in 1965.

OUR CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT

May we offer our unrivalled knowledge and experience in taking

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

We know that a bride likes a complete pictorial record of her Wedding and we take pride in giving the best service possible to produce the most pleasing photographs.

Should we be favoured to photograph your Wedding we would arrive half an hour before the commencement of the ceremony to take formal and informal photographs of the groom and best man, all the guests, parents, bridesmaids and the bride and her escort.

Photographs of the actual ceremony inside the Church and the signing of the register can be arranged only with the permission of the Minister officiating.

After the ceremony we would take formal and informal photographs of the bride and groom in different poses, the bride alone and with her bridesmaids, the Bridal Group and the Wedding Group, then any other family groups which may be requested. We continue with the bridal couple leaving the Church and getting into the Wedding Car.

To complete the series we attend the Reception to take photographs of the happy couple cutting the Wedding cake.

We give our assurance that with modern equipment and our vast experience the time for taking this pictorial record is reduced to the absolute minimum.

In the event of very bad weather our large modern Studio, which is easily accessible to all parts of the district is available when necessary, alternatively we could take the photographs at the Reception. Immediately after the Wedding we choose a pleasing photograph and submit this to the local Press office unless instructed to the contrary. This service is free of charge.

All the proof photographs (between 40-60) together with an order form and price list are mounted in an attractive acetate covered folder booklet which is available for collection three days after the Wedding, this album can also be posted on request.

There is no charge for attendance. We only charge for the actual photographs ordered. All proof photographs remain our property but can be purchased on request.

We consider the prices of our photographs to be very reasonable, i.e. Postcards in best quality Wedding folders at 2/6d. each—larger size photographs also at very reasonable cost, are presented in quality Wedding folders or on the best mounts obtainable.

We would gladly supply price lists showing the full range of sizes of photographs in black and white, colour—colour transparencies, stereoscope (3D) and 8mm Cine colour.

A complete range of the choicest Wedding albums and frames are always in stock.

Enclosed is a prepaid envelope and card for your completion should our services be required. Any special requests would always receive our most careful attention.

Yours faithfully,

C D &A Willmott

insert with a photograph album of the event
Many companies used Willmott Photographic services for their annual dinners, celebrations, promotions and advertising.

This title sheet was in an album presented to John White Footwear with the proofs, taken at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner 1969.


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