Calendar celebrates picture perfect Whaley Bridge park

Councillor John Haken (back row, far right) joins competition winners and volunteers from the park.
Councillor John Haken (back row, far right) joins competition winners and volunteers from the park.

The beauty of a ‘much-loved’ Whaley Bridge park has been celebrated in a new calendar which features the talents of budding local photographers.

Volunteers from the Friends of the Memorial Park and High Peak Borough Council joined forces earlier this year to organise a photography competition to mark the completion of a major restoration project funded by Lottery money.

The winning images, showing scenes within the park or views from it, feature in the 2016 calendar - and the impressive results are now available from local outlets in the town.

Councillor John Haken, executive member with responsibility for playgrounds and parks, said: “It’s a great way to celebrate the restoration project of a much-loved amenity in Whaley Bridge – and one that can be enjoyed every day of next year.

“With Christmas now just days away, it’s also the ideal gift for loved ones and friends with proceeds being returned to the park via the Friends group.”

The winning photographs were chosen by Alice Cooper, the landscape architect who worked on the design of the park, and Geoff Nickolds, a committee member at the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The calendars are now on sale at the Mechanics Institute, Babka, Adeva Hairdressing and FruitFul Plus, priced at £6 for A3-sized calendars and £4.50 for A4.