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    Historical Gripe

    As someone who is very interested in Historical Photography, can I say how dismayed I was when visiting Lacock Abbey some years ago, to find that in the basement there was a large sign stating that part of Harry Potter was filmed here. William Henry Fox Talbot used this space as his darkroom, but there was no mention of this. What is the world coming to? Can others give examples of similar perplexity?

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    Surely there is some mention of William Henry Fox Talbot at the site isn't there? That would be crazy if there is no mention.

    Not a gripe, but a interest in seeing more documentation - I've been collecting GPS location data for the sites Walker Evans photographed in my area (northern W.Va.) and would like to see some sort of markers. I'm thinking maybe just small disks set into the sidewalk or something of that sort.

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    Who's Henry Fox Talbot?

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    The Fox Talbot museum is just up the road, in the village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Who's Henry Fox Talbot?
    I rest my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Who's Henry Fox Talbot?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacock_Abbey

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fox_Talbot

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    The problem is that as a NT property Laycock Abbey has to appeal to the general public who are mildly interested in the history of photography but very interested in Harry Potter.

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    Who's Harry Potter? Was it one of them pornographic films?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Who's Harry Potter?
    Wasn't he the Colonel on M*A*S*H?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Who's Harry Potter? Was it one of them pornographic films?
    Yep. "Dirty Harry Potter".

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