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Exhibition in memory of Tony Worrall to take place at The Larder

Posted on - 6th October, 2021 - 8:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A rainbow over Preston city centre captured by Tony in September 2017 Pic: Tony Worrall

An exhibition in tribute to a Preston photographer is to take place in Preston city centre in the run up to Christmas.

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Tony Worrall, a previous co-editor and regular contributor to Blog Preston, will see his work displayed in The Larder in Lancaster Road.

Tony passed away on Thursday 10 June aged 61 at his home in Ashton-on-Ribble.

He was a prolific and very talented photographer – capturing the city from all angles and amassing more than 78,000 pictures on photo-sharing website Flickr.

A selection of his photos, including canvasses displayed at his funeral, will hang on the walls and windows of The Larder.

Tony’s sister Tina Kenny said: “Tony was passionate about his home city, Preston, and through his lens he captured the city in all its amazing light, sunset, sunrise, he left no stone, street, park, building unturned.

“He has left an incredible gallery of fantastic images, I hope the few chosen will inspire many more photographers to get out and snap away, to love Preston as he did.

The exhibition will run from Monday 6 December 2021 to Saturday 29 January 2022 and is free to attend.

A launch event for the exhibition is to take place on Saturday 11 December from 1pm to 3pm and all those who knew Tony or enjoyed his pictures are invited to come along.

Ed Walker, founder of Blog Preston, said: “We felt the least we could do was ensure Tony’s photographic legacy lived on.

“I hope these pictures show Tony’s talent that so many of us admired and appreciated in the best possible light.

“The city is poorer without his fantastic pictures showing the light and shade of a proud Preston on a daily basis.”

The Flickr group that Tony founded and kept updated has recently been reinvigorated by Preston photographer Gary Bond.

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