In February 1934 an out-of-control lorry crashed through the front of Board’s Photography Shop on the Colonnade, Buxton. Luckily it seems no-one was seriously hurt. The owner, Joseph Board, documented the aftermath.
The incident soon attracted its own crowd of curious bystanders.
Eventually the lorry was removed, leaving a big clean-up job behind.
Fortunately this accident didn’t destroy the shop’s archive of glass negatives- which continued to grow over the following decades. The JR Board Collection is now at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Over 2000 photographs document the people and places in-and-around Buxton from the 1920s to 1950s.