Last chance for Owton Manor snappers

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BUDDING photgraphers have one last chance to contribute to a project focusing on their neighbourhood.

Called Family Album, the project aims to create a photographic record of how people live or work in the Owton Manor area of Hartlepool by encouraging residents to take digital photographs of their daily lives.

The project is being run by the Museum of Hartlepool and Owton Manor Library.

The photographs will tell the story of living in the Owton Manor area as part of a touring photography exhibition next month, and will then become part of the collection of the Museum of Hartlepool.

The last chance to submit final digital photographs at Owton Manor Library, in Wynyard Road, is between 3.30pm-5.30pm tomorrow.

There will also be an opportunity to get a sneak preview of the photographs which have been contributed so far and pick personal favourites for the exhibition.

Stuart Jones, outreach officer for Hartlepool Council’s cultural services section, said: “We are very grateful to everyone in Owton Manor who has taken part in the project already.

“Special thanks go to the pupils of Grange Primary School and the Manor Residents’ Association who took some great pictures.

“The session tomorrow is the last chance for photography enthusiasts and anyone in Owton Manor who is passionate about the place where they live to have a lasting impact on how people will view the area, both today and in future years.”

For more information, call Stuart Jones or Sandra Brauer on (01429) 284334 or (01429) 284412 or email: stuart.jones@hartlepool.gov.uk