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Frank and Basil Packer

The Packer Collection includes images by Chipping Norton photographers Frank and Basil Packer, Percy Simms (another Chipping Norton photographer) and the Antona Studio.

Key Facts

  • Size: 55,000 images
  • Coverage: North and West Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and the Vale of White Horse.
  • Date range: about 1910—1970s


  • Frank Packer (1876-1967) set up as a photographer in Chipping Norton in c. 1907 and his son, Basil, continued the business until the 1980s.
  • Oxfordshire Museum Service bought the collection and related objects in 1984.
Full length portrait of Frank Packer in his volunteers uniform, with his son Basil, in a garden