50 years of photos
PUBLISHED: 11:38 31 August 2012
AN EXHIBITION of photographs contrasting the town of today with the 1950s has gone on display in Weston Museum.
The collection of photos by Bleadon Photographic Group is inspired by the original exhibition in 1958 which saw 257 of the group’s shots bought by the museum.
Now, 50 of those pictures have been put on show alongside modern-day works, highlighting the evolution of Weston.
Weston deputy mayor Keith Morris and deputy mayoress Jocelyn Holder attended the opening evening.
One photographer, Clifford Brown, has been involved with the group since it was known as Weston Camera Club and contributed images to both the original exhibition and the current display.
He has also created digital versions of his original prints for the new exhibition.
Life In Our Town The 1950s and Today will be held at Weston Museum in Burlington Street until September 14 (closed on Mondays).
Chairman Carol Wilson said: “The result is an interesting study of our town and people. You will be able to reminisce and compare so many aspects of life.”
To find out more about the club or to join go to www.bleadonphotographicgroup.moonfruit.com or contact Carol Wilson on 01934 628070.
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