Peek at the archives ends four-day show

Pictured from the left, Todmorden Photographic Society president Ian Wright, left, Mayoress Nikki Gill, Mayor of Todmorden Coun Michael Gill, Al Cairns, winner of the Ralph Marshall Memorial Trophy for the best colour work, and Adrian Ashton who won second prize in the public open competition. Picture: Bob Jones
Pictured from the left, Todmorden Photographic Society president Ian Wright, left, Mayoress Nikki Gill, Mayor of Todmorden Coun Michael Gill, Al Cairns, winner of the Ralph Marshall Memorial Trophy for the best colour work, and Adrian Ashton who won second prize in the public open competition. Picture: Bob Jones

Todmorden Photographic Society’s annual exhibition ended on a high at Todmorden Town Hall with the best attended talk of the weekend when slides of old Todmorden were screened.

Taken from the society’s archives, they showed in images how the town had changed and developed between the 1900s and the 1960s.

Although attendances were slightly down on last year, the four-day exhibition, illustrated talks and coffee morning went very well, said president Ian Wright.

“We had quite a successful weekend and on the Saturday we got a few people in who had also been visiting the heritage exhibition in the building at the same time,” he said.

Mayor and Mayoress of Todmorden, Coun Michael Gill and Nikki Gill, opened the exhibition last Friday night and presented some prizes, including the prestigious Ralph Marshall Prize, which went to Al Cairns.

The prize was given in memory of Ralph, a Todmorden photographer and musician who went on to teach photography in American universities, by his wife Beryl, and is awarded for best colour work.

The competition for members of the public saw eight people enter a total of 24 images - the winner being Peter Wood.

l The Todmorden Photographic Society’s 2015 calendar, featuring members’ work for each month of the year, is now available priced at £4.20 per copy. It is available from a number of outlets including Todmorden Information Centre, Todmorden News Centre, Todmorden Post Office, Walsden Post Office, the Glen View at Cornholme and Portsmouth Shop, among others.

- The results from this year’s Todmorden Photographic Society annual exhibition are as follows.

Prints

Pictorial: winner, Chris Speak; very highly commended, highly commended and commended, Al Cairns; highly commended, Douglas Wright; commended (two), Janet Wright; commended (two), George Lambert.

Portrait: winner, Chris Speak; commended, Jacqui Cordingley.

Natural history: winner, Jacqui Cordingley, commended, Al Cairns.

Record: winner and very highly commended, Jacqui Cordingley; highly commended, Janet Wright; commended (three), Margaret J. Crowther.

Photojournalism: winner, Janet Wright; highly commended and commended, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Margaret J. Crowther.

Any other subject: winner, Janet Wright; highly commended, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Anne Lambert; commended, George Lambert.

Storyboard: winner, Janet Wright.

Todmorden Pictorial: winnee and commended (two), Jacqui Cordingley.

Digital Images

Pictorial: winner, Ian Wright; commended (two), Jacqui Cordingley; commended (two), Janet Wright. Portrait: winner, Ian Wright; commended, Joyce Brierley; commended (two), Al Cairns.

Natural history: winner and commended, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Al Cairns; commended, Ian Wright.

Record: winner and coemmended, Joyce Brierley; highly commended and commended, Janet Wright; commended, Ian Wright.

Photojournalism: winner and commended, Ian Wright; commended, Bob Jones; commended, Jacqui Cordingley.

Todmorden Pictorial: winner, highly commended and commended, Al Cairns ; highly commended and commended (two), Jacqui Cordingley.

Todmorden Record: winner and commended, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Ian Wright; commended, Joyce Brierley.

Digital sequences: Jacqui Cordingley. Best Landscape: Chris Speak.

Best Colour Work: Al Cairns.

Best Monochrome Print: Al Cairns.

Best Colour Image: Jacqui Cordingley.

Best Colour Print: Al Cairns.

Best Club Activity: Ian Wright.

Public competition: 1, Peter R. Wood; 2, Adrian Ashton; 3, James Major.