The Wensleydale Camera Club’s first online annual exhibition – the “ANNual EXhibition” – will be hosted in an “AnnEx” to the Club’s website.

The exhibition will be launched on 15 May and run to 30 June.

The exhibition will feature over a hundred images, all the work of its members.

In another first, the Club is collaborating with the Wensleydale Railway to help raise funds for the charity’s work.

The Club usually meets at the Leyburn Bolton Arms, but in March it was forced by the lockdown announcement to begin meeting virtually, and some of its events have had to be postponed until the restrictions are eased.

The ANNual EXhibition is, as ever, is free to visitors. Donations to the Railway charity will be invited.

Quotes from the Club Chairman Andrew Fletcher:

“We use the site mainly to communicate with members, and we thought why not open it up to a bigger audience?”

 “We heard they were really struggling financially with not getting any visitors. All our members wanted to help. So the exhibition welcomes visitors to Wensleydale, virtually, and invites them to make a donation if they can to the charity.”

“For such a small club, we boast an amazing diversity of interests and talents. We’ll certainly have beautiful Dales landscapes, also cityscapes, natural history studies, fine art and abstract, travel and street photography. And, of course, a few locomotives.”

About the Club: established in 1957, the Club meets at the Leyburn Bolton Arms on Monday evenings from October.