DONATIONS have come pouring in to help save a vivid collection of photographs of Weymouth.

The pictures, taken by Weymouth photographer Graham Herbert between 1953 and 1983, need a special and costly intervention to save them from decay.

They are suffering from vinegar syndrome which causes negatives to start to bubble and decay and give off an acidic vapour.

But thanks to generous history enthusiasts, the Crowdfunder which will finance the preservation of these 7,000 images is well on its way to achieving its £8,000 goal.

So far it has raised £749 and has 43 supporters.

Carola Campbell, chairman of the Dorset Archives Trust, said she is delighted with the early response to the 30 day crowdfunding project.

"I am so pleased to see all the support this wonderful photograph collection is receiving! It would be terrific to save the whole collection. Thanks to everyone."

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