BWAG held its first photography event on 11 April. ‘Bredhurst in Focus’, a photo competition, workshop and exhibition of ‘Bygone Bredhurst’ with village photos from the 1900s onwards. It was well attended with approximately 250 visitors to the show.
The photo competition had 6 categories – Street Scenes, People & Pets, Nature, Wildlife, Scenic and Village Events. There were 178 entries and visitors to the show voted for their favourite photo in each category. The winning entrants were:
Issy Whatrup – Village Snow Scene (Street Scenes)
Suzanne Hidson – Grandad (People & Pets)
Peter Randall – Bredhurst Bluebells (Nature)
Peter Randall – Robin in Bredhurst (Wildlife)
Peter Randall – Bredhurst Sunrise Vapour Trail (Scenic)
Jack Picknell – Christmas Lights at Green Court (Village Events)
The overall show winner was Jack Picknell for his photo of ‘Christmas Lights at Green Court’.
The ‘Bygone Bredhurst’ exhibition had over 200 exhibits with much more material being offered for future events. As a result of the huge amount of information handed to BWAG the Parish Council has now formed the Bredhurst Archive Society which will collate all of the material collected.