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

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You can buy any of the images from the ‘Best & Good’ selection. We’ll soon have a way for you to do this online. In the meantime, please contact olivia@beaford.org / 01769 572573

 

 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