Best and good selection

 

Here you'll find a selection of James Ravilious's best-known photographs which he classified as 'best' and 'good'.  To discover the full collection of 'best' and 'good', click Advance Search in the archive and under 'quality category' select 'best' or 'good'. 

‘These photographs, anything but nostalgic, reveal the persistence of an England one had thought long gone.’
— Alan Bennett

Looking for a gift? Buy a photograph.

Printed copies of the photographs by James Ravilious for the Beaford Archive can only be ordered for photographs categorised as ‘Best’ and ‘Good’. 

To order: Browse here , then add your preferred prints to your basket.  Or if you know the photo you would like, search for its title here, choose your image and click ‘Buy a print of this’.

The cost per print is £39.95 plus £3.50 for postage and packaging.

If you have any queries or need help finding a particular image, please get in touch with Olivia@beaford.org

 

Wilf Pengelly setting up stooks, Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, Devon, 1974

Wilf Pengelly setting up stooks, Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, Devon, 1974

Ike Jewell fetching his pension, Appledore, 1975

Ike Jewell fetching his pension, Appledore, 1975

Archie Parkhouse with ivy for sheep, Millhams, Dolton, 1975

Archie Parkhouse with ivy for sheep, Millhams, Dolton, 1975

Archie Parkhouse & Ivor Brock dragging sick ram, Millhams, Dolton,1976

Archie Parkhouse & Ivor Brock dragging sick ram, Millhams, Dolton,1976

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of floods, Langham, Dolton, 1978

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of floods, Langham, Dolton, 1978

Sunday School procession with garland, Hatherleigh, 1976

Sunday School procession with garland, Hatherleigh, 1976

Carnival float ‘Willow Pattern’, Hatherleigh, 1978

Carnival float ‘Willow Pattern’, Hatherleigh, 1978

John Bennett, traveller, Addisford, Dolton, 1980

John Bennett, traveller, Addisford, Dolton, 1980

Sheep passing thatched house, Upcott, Dolton 1981

Sheep passing thatched house, Upcott, Dolton 1981

Running for the school bus, Atherington, 1982

Running for the school bus, Atherington, 1982

Dick French & family watching the Cup Final, Brendon Barton, Exmoor,1985

Dick French & family watching the Cup Final, Brendon Barton, Exmoor,1985

Bill Smale and his prize onions, St Giles in the Wood, 1974

Bill Smale and his prize onions, St Giles in the Wood, 1974

Peter Jones lifting ‘flatpoll’ cabbages, Upcott, Dolton, 1976

Peter Jones lifting ‘flatpoll’ cabbages, Upcott, Dolton, 1976

Archie Parkhouse & Ivor Brock dragging sick ram, Millhams, Dolton,1976

Archie Parkhouse & Ivor Brock dragging sick ram, Millhams, Dolton,1976

Ashwell Farm with barking dog, Dolton, 1977

Ashwell Farm with barking dog, Dolton, 1977

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard, Millhams, Dolton, 1978

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard, Millhams, Dolton, 1978

Morning prayers, Bluecoats School, Torrington, 1978

Morning prayers, Bluecoats School, Torrington, 1978

Olive Bennett with her Red Devon cows, Cupper’s Piece, Beaford,1979

Olive Bennett with her Red Devon cows, Cupper’s Piece, Beaford,1979

Fore Street with dog and full moon, 6.0 pm, Dolton, 1979

Fore Street with dog and full moon, 6.0 pm, Dolton, 1979

Village street with swifts, Roborough, 1981

Village street with swifts, Roborough, 1981

Couple after their wedding, Dolton, 1983

Couple after their wedding, Dolton, 1983

Dr Richard Westcott listening to Bill Brown’s chest, South Molton, 1984

Dr Richard Westcott listening to Bill Brown’s chest, South Molton, 1984

Cottage kitchen in sunlight, Mariansleigh, 1985

Cottage kitchen in sunlight, Mariansleigh, 1985

Remembrance Sunday parade, Chulmleigh, 1987

Remembrance Sunday parade, Chulmleigh, 1987

Store cattle, Parsonage Farm, Chulmleigh, 1989

Store cattle, Parsonage Farm, Chulmleigh, 1989