Exhibition is dedicated to Philip

'Grief is enduring' - the sand sculpture which was "aged" at Hebden Bridge this autumn -  by Anne Beard
'Grief is enduring' - the sand sculpture which was "aged" at Hebden Bridge this autumn - by Anne Beard

The U3A - University of the Third Age – is all about older people sharing skills and knowledge acquired through work, or hobbies, or just somehow in life.

Philip Willis from Todmorden, for instance, was a keen amateur photographer in his spare time. When the world went digital he was resistant at first. But then he discovered a program called Photoshop and realised he had a knack for it.

So when photography enthusiast Geoff Boswell started up a six-week course in digital photography for U3A members in 2012, Philip, a shy and reticent man, rapidly became an indispensable expert.

The course became a regular photography group – they meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, ranging from beginner to near-expert - and Philip helped others unstintingly in their work.

Sadly Philip died earlier this year. The U3A Photography group has dedicated to his memory the exhibition they’re holding in the Todmorden Information Centre during December.

The exhibition is open during shop hours and is free.

More information about the Photography group from convenor Anne Beard, and about U3a in general, on the website, u3atod.org.uk.