W W Winter Ltd is the longest-running photography business in Britain, and possibly the world. Founded in Derby in 1852, the business has been operating from its original studio premises since 1867 and contains an archive of thousands of negatives and prints, as well as various objects and ephemera relating to the history and practice of the business.

Soon to be showing at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, People Places and Things will display a range of images from the W W Winter archive, forming an important record of the interwoven personalities, industries and changing landscapes of the city of Derby over the past 165 years. From shopfronts to sportsmen, factory production lines to family portraits, IBTimesUK presents a selection of the historic photographs that will go on display:

People, Places and Things will go on display at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 24 March 2017 to 11 June. The exhibition is also part of FORMAT, the UK's largest photography festival, which runs from 24 March – 23 April 2017.