Thetford students wow judges in competition to find iconic town photograph

Megan Gallacher's shot of the Captain Mainwaring statue

Megan Gallacher's shot of the Captain Mainwaring statue - Credit: Archant

A group of budding snappers have shown they have an eye for a picture after a competition to find an iconic shot of Thetford.

Thetford Grammar School students were asked by the Land Group - the development team behind the Riverside Development - to produce a picture perfect shot of the town to exhibit on the Bridge Street site's hoardings.

And the students came up trumps, with a string of eye-catching shots being entered.

In the end, only one winner could be picked, and it was A-level student Megan Gallacher who picked up first prize for her photograph of the Captain Mainwaring statue, shot in the reflection of a glass ball.

The panel of judges were also impressed by the work of Joseph Ramsbottom, Hannah Clark and Kudzi Garikayi, who finished as runners up.

David Winch, Director of The Land Group, said the competition, dubbed 'Thetford Through the Lens' had been a chance to engage with the community.

'The photographic competition with Thetford Grammar School is an excellent example of working with our neighbours.

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'We are pleased to announce the winners, who have been selected from a high standard of entries,' he said.

Amanda Sherring, Thetford Grammar School teacher, said: 'For many years now the school's neighbouring site has been dilapidated and now the plans to revitalize the area are finally coming to fruition we are delighted that we are able to play a small part in this scheme.'