Home Grown: An Exhibition of Photographs of the Lymington and Pennington Allotments
Lymington Camera Club is staging an exhibition of photographs of the Council allotments from 14th-28th August at Lloyds Bank, Lymington High Street.
Andrew Foster, an allotment holder, approached the Camera Club to see if its members would be interested in producing a study on the allotments showing the passion the allotment holders have for their plots.
The Mayor, Cllr Barry Dunning, said “The Council allotments are an important part of community life in Lymington and Pennington and the exhibition is a fitting celebration of the enthusiasm our allotment holders have for their gardens. We look forward to continuing to support the allotments”
Mark Lanigan, Chairman Lymington Camera Club said “This was a great opportunity for our members to try a different type of photographic assignment. The photographs we produced reflect our members’ different reactions to the allotments. The allotment holders we met were worried about the weeds but we were stunned by the care and ingenuity the allotment holders put into their plots”
He added, “There was so much pride in their achievements it was hard not to be swept up in the enthusiasm.”
Lymington Camera Club would like to thank the Council for its encouragement and the allotment holders for allowing the Camera Club to visit and Lloyds Bank for giving the Club the display space. A book of the photographs will be available via the Camera Club’s web site.
The Camera Club is holding a free photography workshop for anyone in Lymington and Pennington who is interested in photography and wants to improve. It is being held in the Phoenix Room at The Lymington Centre on Saturday, September 2nd 10am-12.30pm. Places are limited on a first come first serve basis. Do bring your own camera if you would like advice from our members.
Further information contact: Mark Lanigan 07778 270907 firstname.lastname@example.org