Photographers urged to get clicking for Wisbech competition

Official opening of the Poppy Link initiative by the Friends of St AugustineÄôs Church in Wisbech.

Official opening of the Poppy Link initiative by the Friends of St AugustineÄôs Church in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Organisers of the annual Wisbech Heritage Weekend celebrations at the town’s St Augustine’s Church are hoping people will get clicking for a photography competition.

Friends of St Augustine’s want as many amateur cameramen as possible to submit entries for the competition which will be run over the Wisbech Heritage Weekend in September as part of the church’s celebrations and has the theme ‘Going down of the sun’.

Local press photographer Adam Fairbrother together with John Wilcox, of Wisbech Camera Club, will judge the entries with the help of Derrick Buckenham of the Royal British Legion and the Rev Neil Gardner.

The images will be on display throughout the weekend of September 11 and 12 and will be exhibited on the church’s pews.

There is a £100 first prize, £50 second and £25 for third. It costs £3 to enter or £5 for two (maximum).

Entries should be submitted by September 4 to St Augustine’s Church, St Augustine’s Road, Wisbech.

Rules include the need for the time, date and location of the picture written on the back.

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The WW1 poppy link, which has adorned the church to remember those who fought and lost their lives during the Great War since last year’s event, will remain but this year will be added to with a poppy link marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

There will be history boards and the roll of honour for the fallen of the Cambridgeshire Regiment will be on show along with artefacts.

Local war historians Martin Edwards and Cliff Brown are expected to be in attendance. Mr Edwards is an expert on the Cambridgeshire Regiment and will be able to give information on local family members who served. There will also be a talk on women in war.

Pupils from Peckover and Orchards Schools will create a backdrop featuring the going down of the sun and while Nene and Ramnoth will do a creation based on War Horse.