Wigton’s Trevor Grahamslaw will talk about his career as a photographer

Residents of WIGTON get the chance to step back in time as a photographer talks about his work.

Imagining Wigton with Trevor Grahamslaw takes place at the city’s Cornerstone Methodist Church on Saturday, April 23.

The talk will highlight aspects Wigton residents all know and demonstrate photography’s remarkable ability to artistically document our world in a fraction of a second. We hope that this lecture, followed by a short question and answer period, will be enlightening, moving and entertaining for residents and visitors.

Born in 1958 in Carlisle, Trevor moved to Wigton where he attended Thomlinson Junior and Nelson Thomlinson Schools, before starting work in the civil service, which he combined with a more exciting career as a professional freelance photographer.

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Over the years Trevor has held numerous solo exhibitions of his work highlighting the social life of the Solway, often combining comparative images with images from the past drawn from his extensive collection of archival photographs. This interest in the past flourished, resulting in the publication of five photographic history books featuring Wigton and the Solway area as well as hundreds of historical articles. Trevor also recently enjoyed a stint as district correspondent for the Cumberland News.

Trevor’s current projects include continuing to catalog his growing photographic collection of over 35,000 images for the Cumbrian Archives, writing another book based on Wigton and, of course, pursuing photography.

The event takes place during the Taste of Wigton event organized by Visit Allerdale.

The 50-minute presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is free.

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Stewart C. Hartline