AN insight into how thousands of images of a North-East regiment were made available worldwide is to be given in a lecture.

Archivist Gill Parkes worked on the Image of the Soldier project which produced a digital copy of the 30,000 photographs in the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) collection.

She is to give a talk on the subject at Clayport Library, Durham, on Saturday, when she will tell people how to research their ancestors who served in the regiment.

Image of the Soldier, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has the very first photographs of the DLI taken in about 1855 in the Crimean War, up to the final parade at Durham Cathedral in 1968.

In 1998, trustees agreed to transfer the records, previously held in the DLI Museum, to the Durham County Records Office.

It took three years to transfer all of the records.

For details of the talk, call 0191-386 4003.