Children of St Stephens Garden, London 1957 (Copyright Roger Mayne Archive)

An exhibition of rarely seen, large-scale photographs by one of Britain's most outstanding post-war photographers Roger Mayne

Roger Mayne (1929 – 2014) famously documented the children and young residents of Southam Street in West London in the 1950's and 60's.  These photographs led to him becoming one of Britain’s most important post-war photographers. His exhibitions have included the V&A and National Portrait Gallery, London.

The photographs on display at THG are taken by Mayne from the 1950's to the 1970's and were hung in a barn at Mayne’s home in Lyme Regis, Dorset. From London street scenes to exotic landscapes, they are crudely mounted photographs shown in their fragile state. They were originally shown at the Arnolfini, Bristol in 1974.

Upstairs – a selection of Mayne’s photographs for the Shell Guide to Devon, published in 1975 (written by his wife the playwright Ann Jellicoe).

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free admission.

How much


Donations welcome.

No booking necessary.




Elmfiled House
Dowell Street
EX14 1LX


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Two pay & display car parks in front of gallery


Event aimed at everyone.

Fully Accessible. Accessible parking in front of gallery. Ramp to entrance, platform lift and accessible toilets.

Access dogs welcome.

Further info

Call on 01404 45006 or email