70 years 70 Faces – A Jubilee Project By Chippenham Museum’s Photoclub

3rd May 2022 / Events, Museum, News, News-HP

30 May – 4 June at the Yelde Hall, Chippenham

Chippenham Museum’s after school Photo Club is embarking on an ambitious project to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through the faces of 70 people from the town.

Club members, aged 11-18, aim to take a photograph of someone from the community born every year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Their photographs will form an exhibition called 70 years – 70 faces, giving a snap shot of Chippenham at the point it celebrates 70 years of her Majesty the Queen’s reign.

Head of Museum and Heritage Services at Chippenham Town Council said of the project, “Our young people have spent the last few weeks learning how to take portraits and with the help from local photographer Alun Crockford, they have set up a temporary studio and can’t wait to get started”

While the group have had many people come forward to be part of the project, they are still missing many years especially the 1970s. They are therefore looking for help to cover the Queen’s 70-year reign and make a truly unique celebration of the town in this Platinum Jubilee year.

Councillor Declan Baseley, Vice Chair of the Amenities, Culture and Leisure Committee said, “If you live in Chippenham and are interested in being part of our town’s commemoration, please get in touch with Chippenham Museum for more information, they’d love you to be involved with their brilliant project.”