The French Collection

Mrs Burtwhistle takes part in the show jumping at Crowle Show back in the 1980s.
Mrs Burtwhistle takes part in the show jumping at Crowle Show back in the 1980s.

PICTURED is Mrs Burtwhistle taking part in the show jumping at Crowle Show back in the 1980s.

This photograph is one of thousands taken by Derrick French during more than a decade as Bells Editor in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and as such forms part of a unique social history of Isle life.

We are indebted to former Bells employee Ron Shipley, of Westwoodside, who has provided much information about the content of our pictures.