ORANGE Historical Society reached new heights yesterday as members attempted to recreate a panoramic photo taken of the city in 1908.
The original photo was taken by an unknown photographer standing on top of the old Dalton’s flour mill building which once stood opposite Wade Park. The photo was taken from a height of about 20 metres.
Historical society representatives Alf Manciagli and Scott Gilbank’s photography skills were tested as they captured the city at a height of about 40 metres on top of a basket crane.
Society president Phil Stevenson said they could not have hoped for a better day to take on such a grand feat.
“We took the photo as part of our view Orange project which is about restoring pieces of history from the city,” he said.
“The project today was perfect, we had clear skies, not much wind and the men had a good time getting the shots.”
Mr Stevenson said the success of the project was down to a handful of people particularly Coates hire.
“When we asked them if we could borrow a crane they didn’t bat an eyelid,” he said.
“They just said sure thing and we had a crane and a truck from Turners to deliver it.”
As part of the view Orange project the historical society will be running workshops designed to teach people how to restore photos.
The workshops will run on June 16 and September 18.