Bamburgh Castle

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Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland 1940-53 Ethel Booty © Historic England Archive BB53/00618

Ethel Booty, née Lawson (1873-1964)

Ethel Mary Lawson was born in Lambeth, London in 1873. She was married in India in 1897 to a judge in the Indian Civil Service. By 1911, Ethel had returned to England, living in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Ethel contributed photographs to the National Buildings Record. Those held at the Historic England Archive were taken between 1940 and the 1960s.

Images from the Ethel Booty collection

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Ethel's photos focus on church architecture, particularly Norman fonts, as well as castles, ruined priories and picturesque villages in the south of England.

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