The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

Photo Archive

The Thelma photographic archive began in 1999. While going about our reminiscence work, talking with people and recording their memories, it was apparent there were a lot fascinating photographs hidden away in family albums and personal collections. We believed it was an excellent social history resource, rich in the everyday detail of ordinary events.

The archive has been a central part of The Living Memory Association ever since. We now have around 4000 images available to browse online, hosted by Edinburgh Collected.

Browse our photo archive


If you have photos you would like to share with us, be aware we are not the sort of archive that likes to collect in original images: we will scan and hand back your photographs.
Please visit The Wee Museum of Memory (Edinburgh) with your photo(s) — we would appreciate if you could provide information such as: date, place, name(s), and any memories associated with it.