The Silchester Association held its first Photography Exhibition on Saturday 7th October in the hall of Silchester School.
It featured the work of seven local photographers whose interests ranged from wildlife to landscapes, portraits, candid photography and even some aerial and astro-photography
The winners of the School’s summer photography competition were on display and illustrated the talent of some of the youngsters. To add a little contemporary slant to the competition all their photographs had to be taken using a mobile phone and the theme was “Summer”. The winners from each year group were:
Year 6 – William Jenkins
Year 5 – Aaron Baverstock
Year 4 – Oscar Dixon
Year 3 – Samuel Plackett
Year 2 – Thomas Seymour
Year 1 – Harry Dixon
Reception – Darcey Reynolds
An additional attraction to the exhibition was the huge display of old photographs – some of which had been printed from the village archives and some loaned by villagers. A big thank you is due to Mick Oram for loaning a selection of his photographs for the exhibition. They offered a fascinating insight into what life in Silchester was like in days gone by.
The event attracted 140 visitors to see the photographs and enjoy the teas and cakes provided by the School’s Fair Trade group.