Coldharbour through the lens…

IMAGES celebrating the work carried out at Coldharbour Mill over the last year have gone on display thanks to the Wellington and District Camera Club.

The club will be showcasing ‘Coldharbour Mill – A photographic journey’ in the Fox Gallery from Sunday, May 1 and will be there most days this week and throughout May.

The club are a mixed ability group of photographers and say the display is a completely new experience.

Diane Rowe of the Wellington and District Camera Club said: “We really hope that the exhibition will draw more feet to the Mill.

“In early 2015 Wellington and District Camera Club were approached by the trustees of Coldharbour Mill Museum and asked to photograph the mill before, during and after a process of redevelopment and renovation due to take place in 2015–2016.

“Images produced would be used both to support funding applications and as publicity for the mill.”

The photographic project started in February 2015 and continued throughout the year, including the winter when the mill was closed – except for Bank holiday steam ups – while it underwent the redevelopment and repair.

“To celebrate the reopening of Coldharbour Mill, the members of Wellington Camera Club are delighted to be staging this exhibition in the Fox Gallery,” Diane said.

“Our exhibition gives a brief insight into the story of the mill. Starting with ‘Why here?’ and moving on through the equipment, processes and people involved in converting the raw material into the finished product, it ends with images of the recent renovation project.

“Working in the low light of the mill has been challenging. Some of the participants were at the start of their own photographic journeys and have learnt a great deal from this opportunity.

“The team from WDCC would like to thank Coldharbour Mill trustees and volunteers for their unfailing support during the time spent around the mill during the past year.”

For more information about the camera club and photographs on display, visit the website