SIR — In 1998 the City of Winchester Trust, then the Winchester Preservation Trust, was bequeathed a collection of historic slides of old Winchester, by a gentleman named Graham Hawkins.

I believe that he used to give illustrated talks using these slides, of which there are over 200.

We have put them on our website: but know virtually nothing about him.

It would be nice to accompany the images with a short piece about Mr Hawkins; we know he was born in the Kingsclere district in 1934, and that he married Francis E Lane in 1965.

If anyone can add to this I would be very happy to hear from them.

My email address is:, my telephone number is: 01962 863428, and my address is: 2 Edgar Road, Winchester SO23 9SJ.

Nick Hirst Archivist, The City of Winchester Trust.