Photographers’ work is in the frame at show

Jpeg chairman and founder Tommy Robinson with members at their exhibtion at Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee.
Jpeg chairman and founder Tommy Robinson with members at their exhibtion at Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee.

Images which capture the changing landscape of towns and villages have been put on show to their communities.

East Durham-based Jpeg photography group has gathered together 130 pictures taken by its members since it launched two years ago.

The bar in Easington Village Workingmen's Club before it was knocked down.

The bar in Easington Village Workingmen's Club before it was knocked down.

Among them are scenes of well-known buildings taken during their demolition, from the former council offices in Seaside Lane, Easington, to old workingmen’s clubs.

Chairman Tom Robinson said: “We’ve taken the opportunities to get these buildings while we could and get these images, so I got some of the council offices being knocked down, with just the monument that was left.

“We just go around the area and see what’s happening from day to day. This exhibition shows landscapes around Easington and we’ve taken some around Castle Dene Shopping Centre, so we’ve been working with them to show how it looks now. But there’s all sorts, from Easington beach, to wildlife and Durham Cathedral.”

The display is running in an empty shop in The Chare in the Peterlee shopping centre until Saturday.

The feedback has been absolutely fabulous.

Tom Robinson

It was launched with a reception which brought together dignitaries and East Durham organisations as it opened.

Tom added: “The feedback has been absolutely fabulous.”

The display runs until Saturday and is open from 11am to 3pm and features the work of around eight members.

Jpeg is based at Healthworks in Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, and meets on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm.

Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits is propped up on the bar of the former Easington Village Workingmen's Club.

Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits is propped up on the bar of the former Easington Village Workingmen's Club.

Admission is £3 and the sessions includes help on how to use photoshop.

Part of Easington Village Workingmen's Club burns following its demolition.

Part of Easington Village Workingmen's Club burns following its demolition.

A smouldering scene from the former Easington Village Club before it was knocked down.

A smouldering scene from the former Easington Village Club before it was knocked down.

Birds

Birds

Poppies in a field.

Poppies in a field.