Club’s birth­day cel­e­bra­tion

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Dum­fries Cam­era Club is cel­e­brat­ing its 70th birth­day with an ex­cit­ing project fea­tur­ing por­traits of lo­cal peo­ple.

More than 1,000 peo­ple are in­cluded in a unique ex­hi­bi­tion, with pic­tures hung in­for­mally on strings all over the Grace­field Gallery un­til the end of the month.

The club is also work­ing with the Dum­fries Li­brary ar­chive ser­vice to en­sure that th­ese pho­to­graphs will not be lost and that fu­ture gen­er­a­tions will be able to find pic­tures of their rel­a­tives and other peo­ple into the next cen­tury and be­yond.

If any­one who fea­tures in the ex­hi­bi­tion goes along on the last day, Satur­day Septem­ber 30, they will be given their picture.

The town is lucky enough to have sev­eral pho­to­graphic clubs and Dum­fries Cam­era Club is one of the most suc­cess­ful in the UK, win­ning many na­tional awards and cham­pi­onships through­out its 70 years.

The club meets on Wed­nes­day evenings in Grace­field and any­one in­ter­ested can be as­sured of a warm wel­come.

At work Mor­rell McKen­zie by Caro­line Men­zies. Mor­rell is an en­graver who has lived here for 41 years. He is mar­ried with one son and one daugh­ter and en­joys foot­ball, bowls and ice hockey. View­ing Vis­i­tors to Grace­field look­ing at the por­traits Pose An­drew Gass by David Jar­dine. A re­tired plumber who has lived and worked in Dum­fries and Gal­loway most of his life.

Smile Bethany Brown by John McVie. Bethany is a stu­dent nurse at the Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land and has been an Army re­servist for six years. She moved to Dum­fries from Belfast.

Por­trait Jan Pur­die by Les Fraser. Jan is mar­ried to farmer Wil­liam and they have three daugh­ters. They farm near New Abbey and Jan is a learn­ing as­sis­tant at the lo­cal pri­mary school. She also en­joys flo­ral art.

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