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‘Treasure trove’ of picture editor’s photos found eight years after his death

Ken UptonA “treasure trove” of pictures taken by a regional press photographer have been found by his daughter eight years after his death.

The archive of photos taken by former Worcester News picture editor Ken Upton was found during a clear-out of the home he shared with his wife, who died last year.

A box containing around 100 of Ken’s old photographs, dating back to the 1960s and 1970s was found by his daughter Kate.

Ken was chief photographer at the Evesham Journal for 18 years, before moving over to Worcester in the mid-1980s.

He left in 1991 to set up his own business and died in 2008.

Kate told the News: “Mum died last year and so we’ve decided to put the place on the market. But my parents had lived there for 30 years and so there was quite a lot of stuff to go through. In fact there were the contents of three lofts and an attic.

“There was no obvious reason he kept what he did. Many of the pictures had information attached to them saying where they were taken and what they were about, but others came with no details and no indication of why dad had kept them.

“Several seemed quite random shots, but maybe they meant something to him or he liked them for a particular reason or perhaps they just got kept along with the others. We’ll never know now.”

One of Ken's photos found by his daughter Kate

One of Ken’s photos found by his daughter Kate


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  • May 10, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Ken Upton is well remembered for his work in the Vale of Evesham, also the Cotswolds, before taking the hot seat in Worcester. A larger-than-life personality and talented guy behind the lens.

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  • May 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hope they can be seen by the people of the Vale again.

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