Two photographers from Happisburgh to document Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant devastation

Two photographers from Happisburgh are embarking on a trip to capture the devastation of a 1986 nuclear accident.

Lucy Shires, 30, and partner David Baker, 33, have a passion for documenting abandoned architecture and after two months of planning will be visiting the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from Thursday next week (August 23).

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred 26 years ago on April 26 in Ukraine when an explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere.

Miss Shires said the trip had been on their agenda for some time but was made a reality after they discovered the area would be shut off for a number of years for renovation work.

She said: 'We thought it would be now or never if we didn't go. It's a passion taking photographs but also we would like to share the images on our return.'


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