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On a snowy day in January, the Countryfile team came to Chulmleigh in North Devon to find out more about the Beaford Archive.

The team met Robin Ravilious, James Ravilious’ wife, to discover more about James’ working style before heading to Spittle Farm where they met Bryan Down who was photographed by James and whose Oral History interview features in the Archive.

After a brief interlude to watch a lamb being born, Matt Baker talked to Beaford’s Sophie McCormack who explained how we’ve been digitising thousands of previously unseen photographs by James Ravilious and Roger Deakins - all of which can be viewed online and some of which will be included in a special exhibition this May.

The feature was aired on
17 February at 7pm and you
can catch it on BBCiplayer

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Visit the Exhibition

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Explore the Beaford Archive 

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Listen to the Oral History interview with Bryan Down

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Buy prints of the photographs

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