History Corner: Barbara Elmes and the Weston Historical Society
The Weston Historical Society is the grateful recipient of a collection of photos and Town Crier photo essays from the late Barbara Elmes (1933 – 2021). The gift from her sons Derrick, David, and Duncan includes many, many “Town Crier” pages dating back to 2006, which is around the time she became the paper’s photographer (she was active until her death).
Almost every week the front page of the second section of the weekly paper would showcase her color photos, organized around a theme. In the fall, it might be “September Smiles,” or sometimes it was focused around colors (“The Lime Green Scene”), pets (“Meow Mix”) or fashion (“Baggin’ It”). Her choices were often humorous and always illustrative of Weston in the first two decades of the 21st century. Pictured here is one of her Valentines Day pictorials.
For the last several weeks, the Weston Historical Society posts have been highlighting Weston’s deep past but the Historical Society collects current information, too, and these items will be valuable to future researchers to show the clothing, lifestyles, activities, and so forth, of Weston residents today.