Alfred Rowden was a keen amateur photographer and natural historian in Exeter. He often gave talks at local field clubs, illustrated with magic lantern slides that he created or purchased from commercial manufacturers. He was especially interested in birds and often visited Stoke Woods, on the outskirts of Exeter, to study nature.
Handwritten title [illegible - completely faded] on top edge; Handwritten 'Starlings Roost / 'Fan' Manoevre[sic] Mch 1930' on masking strip at top; 'A.O. Rowden' on masking strip at right; 'S.C.P. Z.504 MQ' on masking strip at bottom