Thursday 13 Apr 2006

SHREWSBURY SIGNALLER’S SNAPSHOTS GO ON DISPLAY

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western

Sharp-eyed signaller Mark Eccleston not only keeps the trains running on time, but also uses his talents to photograph local wildlife. Shropshire Wildlife Trust were so impressed with Mark’s good eye for a picture, they are displaying his photography in an exhibition starting this Easter weekend. Mark, from Shrewsbury, has worked at Harlescott signal box for the last five years, and has indulged his keen interest in photography and wildlife on visits to rural Shropshire. “I just love photography,” said Mark, who first approached Shropshire Wildlife Trust to gain more knowledge about the local wildlife. “I’m always guaranteed to see something interesting when visiting rural Shropshire – there’s such a variety of wildlife in the area.” The exhibition will run at Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury from Friday until 12 May and will feature a range of wildlife and landscapes images of rural Shropshire. The exhibition will run at Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury from Friday until 12 May and will feature a range of wildlife and landscapes images of rural Shropshire.

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