The other day the secretary of our camera club asked for volunteers to help set up a small exhibition of the members work in our local park, Reigate Priory.  I had only been there rarely when there was a music festival on and that tended to be in the evening.

Imagine my surprise therefore when I entered the park to see the splendour of the Priory building, which is occupied by a school but would do credit to the National Trust. The lawns and gardens of the park are magnificent and the Pavilion where the exhibition was to take place, built with Lottery funding, is a magnificent chrome and glass structure that houses an excellent coffee shop.

As I was lugging screens and panels around, I hadn’t taken my camera with me but I vowed to return as soon as there is some interesting light to take a few shots.

The other day I told you about our club treasure hunt that introduced me to small villages, very old churches and other interesting sights that just beg to be photographed, and now this. I suggest that this is probably true where you live as well, so it makes sense to get out, talk to people and dig out these local gems. You might be surprised.

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