The second archive film night which was presented as part of the The Bonsall History Trails Project attracted a full house at Bonsall Village Hall. After the relative sobriety of the excellent British Transport Films Unit ‘Peak District’ film, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX86reWvrKk – there were plenty of laughs as we watched films about hen racing in Wirksworth, one man’s struggle to scale High Tor in Matlock Bath and a blast from the seventies – a film about the Janet Reger Underwear Factory. £65-£85 for a night dress! In the 70’s! You’d have to be Joan Collins to afford that!
Mike and Jon ready the DVD projector before showing the films
The footage shown of Matlock in flood was astonishing whereas the images of Matlock in the deep freeze in the 60’s weren’t quite as shocking given the conditions around Bonsall recently! For more information about these films see http://www.macearchive.org
There are just 2 places left on the Landscape Photography Course! If you are a resident of Bonsall then you are eligible to come along. Contact Jon to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org
The course will be given by local professional photographers Ian Daisley http://www.iandaisleyphotography.com http://www.highstonegallery.co.uk and Alex Hyde http://alexhyde.photoshelter.com
All you’ll need is a digital SLR or high end compact camera. The emphasis is on a relaxed day with your camera in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain. Under the guidance of Ian and Alex, professional photographers, you will learn composition techniques, the importance of managing light and various camera controls so that you can make the camera do what you want it to at whatever level you are.
We’d like to thank Collette and Dave for letting us use their lovely pub the Barley Mow, Bonsall for our very convivial Social Media Workshop with Lucie Kerley, Digital Participation Manager and Blogger. Yesterday’s session helped oil the wheels for planning our Social Media campaign to keep everyone informed about how the Heritage Lottery Funded Bonsall History Trails project progresses.
“Been to a Social Media workshop a couple of years ago and have been using it ever since. It’s great to keep up to date with the latest tools and applications.” Ruth
“My head is reeling… but I’ll have a go at blogging because I want to help share the information we uncover.” Kay