I thought you may wish to feature a piece on this project which would be of great interest to your readership. Here are some details, Exhibition opens in January.
I am a photographer from Southwell, Nottinghamshire and have, over the last year, been photographing Thoresby Colliery, the site, buildings and people, prior to it's closure in July.
You can see a selection of the images on my website http://www.chrisuptonphotography.com/gallery_671881.html
The project developed from what I thought would be a couple of visits into a major piece of work. As the last pit in Nottinghamshire this body of images now represents a valuable archive of an important part of our social history and as such I wanted to share it with as wide an audience as possible.
To that end I am delighted to announce the details for a book launch and an exhibition.
The limited edition book, 33 x 24cm, contains 138 pages and over 200 evocative black and white images. Softback and printed on quality paper, the book provides an enduring record of Thoresby in it's final days and would be appreciated by anyone associated with Thoresby or mining in Nottinghamshire.
The book is priced at £25 and there are two ways to buy :
I will be launching the book at The Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum, Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, NG22 8QY on
Sunday December 6th from 11am – 1pm.
It's a great opportunity to browse through the book and perhaps buy yourself, or someone else, an early Christmas present!
Alternatively you can order the book now on my website http://www.chrisuptonphotography.com/section807424.html
The exhibition will feature over 50 large framed black and white images and a short A/V presentation
Venue : Mansfield Museum Leaming Street Mansfield, NG18 1NG
Dates : 9th January - 27th February 2016
Opening Times : Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information.
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