Roy acquired his first camera in 1947, aged eleven. As his passion for photography grew, he set up his own dark room to develop films and print pictures.
Since then he has taken thousands of photographs, capturing images of Runcorn and beyond. This exhibition reflects his particular interest in Railways, Buses, Canals and Street Photography. Roy has always enjoyed photographing people, at work and going about their everyday lives. Over the last Seventy years, his photographs have reflected the changes in our town and society as a whole. His photographs feature in many books on local history and he is a social historian, as well as a keen amateur photographer.
Seven Months in 79 - a collection of photographs taken at concerts in Manchester and Liverpool in 1979. The negatives were stored for almost 40 years and have never been published. There are unseen images of the Jam, The Specials, Buzzcocks, Joy Division and more. Venues include the Factory, Manchester, Mountford Hall and Oscars in Liverpool.
The photographer David Hunter went as a music fan with the intention of keeping a private record of bands he saw. Now rediscovered he has found a way to bring back to life a series of old photographs that capture those times.
Doug says Hi, I am Doug Kewley. I am happy to present my paintings to you and hope that you enjoy them. I love to paint mostly in the past in oils but now watercolors which are best for our beautiful countryside. My limited edition prints of Runcorn and Liverpool have been popular and I thank all customers for their custom. After a few TV appearances I was commissioned by celebrities, and I also supported charities. In 2004 I was awarded the MBPS (Member British Paintings Society) by the Fine Arts Guild.At 81 my love for painting goes on. My thanks to the Brindley Theatre for their support. Doug Kewley