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The Life and Times of Murray Dowding & Chipping Sodbury

Murray Dowding was a prolific photographer capturing hundreds of historic images of Chipping Sodbury during the early part of the 20th century. Now a new exhibition on the life and times of one of the area’s best known photographer has gone on display in Yate.

"Dowding bequeathed an immense collection of images from the earlier part of the 20th century, without which our local history would be far poorer," said Mr Hardill, community heritage officer at Yate Heritage Centre where the exhibit is being staged. 

"We will also be displaying cameras and photographic equipment from the time and provide information on the issues relating to photography over the years."

The exhibition was officially opened by local historian Jim Elsworth during a preview on Monday, and details can be found here.


Photo: View from the Moda Hotel Chipping Sodbury.

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