About Us

Our Story

Originally we wrote books, mainly football books, and would call upon one of two colourisers to produce images for the front covers of the books.

Then the thought occurred: “why don’t I do this myself”, so I did. The colourisations on this website are the result of what is a self taught skill and I have turned them into top quality 300GSM prints for you to buy from our shop.

  1. WVC has been recognised by BBC Scotland, amongst others, who are using our Scottish football club colourisations as the studio backdrop to their Sportscene Scottish Cup coverage for the 2020/21 season.
  2. The renowned football magazine “When Saturday Comes” recently featured us in their November 2020 issue.
  3. Northern Insight business magazine produced a 3 page article on our work.

Our colourisation work is solely focussed on the pre war period up to 1945, although at the minute we aren’t going much beyond the early 1930’s. Therefore everything you see on the site is roughly between 90 and 145 years old.

All of the original black and white images come from our vast collection of original postcards and photographs that we have amassed and traded over the last 25 years and private collections.

WVC reputation is growing and so is our portfolio and clients. For example we have been commissioned by the Charlton Athletic Football Museum and a number of football historians to produce colourisations of their clubs players and teams. Charterhouse School, one of the most prestigious in England, has given us access to their archive and we also colourised their 1881 FA Cup winning side – you can see this in the WSC article to your left, in the pink and blue.

Above Left – watercolour produced from an original newspaper cutting.

Left – Page 1 of the WSC article