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A Year on the Ribble- Press Release

Capturing the beauty of the River Ribble on camera over the course of a year is the focus of a new community photography project.

A Year on the Ribble is an art installation by Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) as part of Ribble Life Together, a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Photography stands designed and produced by Lancashire designer, Philippe Handford, have been installed along the river at Stainforth near Settle; Edisford in Clitheroe; Avenham Park in Preston, and Lytham Green near the windmill.

A snapshot taken at the Avenham Park photography stand

RRT hope that locals and visitors alike will take a photograph of the view every time they pass the stands which are in situ until April 2021.

The images will capture the changing views along the river throughout the seasons and people will be encouraged to share the photographs with RRT via social media.

This kind of art installation is a first for RRT and is a celebration of the final year of Ribble Life Together which began in 2017 with the aim of delivering a healthier river system for the benefit and enjoyment of local communities and local wildlife.

It’s hoped that by photographing the river during the year, more people will discover its beauty.

RRT Programme Manager, Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe, said: “For this community photography project, we’ve tried to span the Ribble from the top to its estuary and choose places along the river which a lot of people pass. We hope they will enjoy taking pictures throughout the year and sharing them with the world.”

“We want to encourage people to use the river and become more aware of the many other RRT activities and events which they can be involved with all year round.”

Photographs can be shared via social media #ayearontheribble on the Ribble Rivers Trust Facebook, Twitter: @RibbleTrust and Instagram: ribbleriverstrust. Pictures can also be emailed to [email protected]

For further information about Ribble Life Together, visit ribblelifetogether.org or contact the Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452 or via [email protected]