Tom casts his eye over the North East

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PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Kirby certainly has an eye for a good picture as demonstrated in his latest exhibition which has just been unveiled.

Tom, who is a member of Hartlepool Camera Club, is showcasing dozens of striking shots he has captured on his travels around the North-East.

After a preview night for invited guests on Tuesday Tom’s work is now on general show at Hartlepool Central Library.

Around 30 photos showing people, animals and different places make up the display called Canon Shot of the North.

Beamish museum which recreates England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods features in the exhibition.

Tom, 74, is a friend of the museum and his work is featured in their literature and in their archives.

Preston Hall Museum, near Stockton, where he worked for many years is also featured as well as various shots of local wildlife and people at work and play.

Amazingly, Tom did not take up photography as a hobby until he retired nine years ago.

His exhibition runs until Thursday, April 17, at the library which is open 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Hartlepool Camera Club meets on Monday and Wednesday night at Hartlepool People’s Centre, Raby Road, between 7pm and 9pm.

lAnyone wanting more information can contact Willa Laidler on (01429) 296371.