The Jewel in the Valley – A photographic exhibition

On Sunday 31st March at the Saltburn School an exhibition begins looking at Saltburn Miniature Railway and the volunteers who keep this classic Saltburn attraction running.

For a few months at the beginning of last year I photographed the volunteers of the miniature railway as they maintained the locomotives, the track and generally prepared for the season. To coincide with the season this year the exhibition at the school brings together some of the photographs that I shot during that time and some of the equipment used by those volunteers who spend their spare time keeping this attraction running.

The exhibition is launched on Sunday at 6pm and some of the volunteers will be speaking about the work they do with the miniature railway as well as a few words from yours truly about the pictures. One of the volunteers who cannot be there on Sunday is Reg Blacklock who sadly died last year. Reg, who apart from being one of the volunteers with the railway also had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the railway and was also a teacher at Saltburn School for some 20 years back in the day when it was a school before an art gallery.

By clicking the link HERE you can see some of the pictures that can be seen at the exhibition as well as some of the other photographs that I shot on one of my blogs.

You can also view a short photofilm that I made showing the volunteers with the railway and at the bottom you can view a preview of a book that I put together. Please allow a few seconds for the book to load.

I hope you enjoy the pictures if you get the opportunity to visit the exhibition.

View the photofilm below….

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