Fens landscape pictures to go on display at a Downham Market care home

Images of The Fens will go on display at Downham Grange care home next month. Picture. Tracey Robins

Images of The Fens will go on display at Downham Grange care home next month. Picture. Tracey Robinson - Credit: Archant

Images of the Fens' landscapes are set to provide a special purpose when they go on display in a care home later this month.

An exhibition of prints, designed to bring back memories for those living with dementia, will be put up at Downham Grange, in Downham Market.

Annabel Banister, manager of the Kingsley Healthcare run home in Clackclose Road, said: 'What we call reminiscence therapy can be enormously helpful for people living with dementia.

'Many of our residents used to live around The Fens and encouraging them to remember things from their past can raise self-esteem, lift their mood and improve communication.'

Members of King's Lynn Photography Group and Wisbech Camera Club put together the display which will open with a private viewing for exhibitors, sponsors and local dignitaries on the evening of Friday, August 26. The public will then be invited to view the exhibition over the bank holiday weekend.

Tracey Robinson, who launched King's Lynn Photography Group three and a half years ago, said: 'Our members are really looking forward to showing their work and have been putting a lot of effort into this exhibition.'

Mrs Robinson, 50, of King's Lynn, has sold her work worldwide and is a past winner of a Fujifilm competition, beating more than 1,600 entries.

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David Hodgson, secretary of Wisbech Camera Club, said: 'There is tremendous interest in photography around the area and this exhibition is a great opportunity to showcase our local talent.'

Architectural firm Feilden and Mawson, whose design for Downham Grange earned award nominations when it opened in 2013, has jointly with Kingsley put up prizes for the best three images, to be determined by a panel of judges.

To find out more about the two camera clubs, visit www.wisbechcameraclub.co.uk and www.kingslynnphotographygroup.co.uk

Do you have a story about reminiscence therapy? Email sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk

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