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Photograph restoration experts colourise private album snaps bringing everyday pictures back to life

Ten Britons including a woman who served in WWII and another woman who wants to bring back family memories have had a special photograph from the past restored into full colour.

These amazing pictures show how memories captured on early cameras years ago have been brought back to life thanks to modern technology.

Photo printers CEWE launched a competition to find people with meaningful photos which could be then restored, working with alongside photo restoration artist James Paterson.

Daniel Stevens, of Harlow, Essex, wanted a photo of his grandfather and his Navy shipmates enhanced with colour. The special photo was taken on the day WW2 ended in the east in late 1945.

His grandfather is pictured in Hong Kong harbour aboard HMS Spearhead the day Japan signed a surrender agreement on September 2, 1945.

The colour enhances the scene behind them as well as the faces of the crew aboard HMS Spearhead in the summer sun. If you also have old photos you want to restore, you can rely on photo restoration in Houston.

Another restored photo shows the grandfather of photographer Chris Dalton, also from London. The photo was taken while his grandfather was serving as a paratrooper in Egypt.

It shows him speaking to another paratrooper while standing next to a Jeep. The colour enhances the pair pictured in the photo and also shows the classic Jeep in more detail.

The winning picture was sent in by Anna de Pretto, from London. Her family had moved to Briey, France, where they started work in a coal mine.

Her photo captured the family sitting down and relaxing, with her grandmother pictured left, with Anna’s mother and uncle as children.

The winning photograph shows Anna’s grandmother dressed in bright orange colours, while her mother and uncle are dressed in blue and red in the restored shot.

In another photo, a woman, now aged 94, is seen marching in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, or the womens’ British Army during the Second World War.

Her son Peter Gordon, from London, wanted her photo colourised to be a gift for her 95th birthday later this year.

The winning picture was sent in by Anna de Pretto, from London. Her family had moved to Briey, France, where they started work in a coal mine. Her photo captured the family sitting down and relaxing, with her grandmother pictured with her own mother and uncle

Deyana Petrova, from London, is pictured left enjoying a walk in the woods with her mother. These amazing pictures show how memories captured on early cameras years ago have been brought back to life thanks to modern technology

One woman, now aged 94, is captured marching in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, or the women’s British Army during the Second World War. Her son Peter Gordon, from London, wanted her photo colourised to be a gift for her 95th birthday later this year

Daniel Stevens, of Harlow, Essex, wanted a photo of his Grandad and his Navy shipmates enhanced with colour. The photo was taken on the day WW2 ended in 1945. His Grandad is captured in Hong Kong harbour aboard HMS Spearhead the day Japan signed a surrender agreement on September 2, 1945

Victoria Metaxas, also of London, wanted to restore and colourise an old picture of her grandfather in his band. They are seen playing the accordions above, with the colour enhancing the picture to bring vibe and add atmosphere to the original shot

This photo was chosen for restoration 51 years after it was first taken. The photograph shows the father of Jane Henry, from Tynemouth, celebrating the birth of his sixth child. The image has brought his precious memories back to life now her father is aged 90

Fiona Naughton had this image of her late grandmother restored. Her grandmother is pictured sitting with friends on a day out. The photo restoration brings to life their colourful dresses and also enhances their smiles

Another restored photo shows the grandfather of photographer Chris Dalton, also from London. The photo was taken while his grandfather was serving as a paratrooper in Egypt. It shows him speaking to another paratrooper while standing next to a Jeep

Blogger London Historian chose this image of Tower Bridge being built in 1892 to be restored. The coloured image provides an insight into its construction and how the bridge

This final image shows how a photograph of an old farm was restored into stunning quality. Photo printers CEWE launched a competition to find people with meaningful photos which could be then restored, working with alongside photo restoration artist James Paterson for the ten images

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