St Helens Through The Lens – An Exhibition

In 2016 a Heritage Lottery Fund grant was awarded to St Helens Local History & Archives (St Helens Library Service) to digitise, preserve, share and explore a collection of over 3000 glass plate negatives discovered in a pet shop in the 1980s. The photographs were taken by Geoff Williams of Central Studios and included images of people, weddings, sport, events, buildings, works and more – a real snapshot of life in St Helens in the 1950s.

Artist Debbie Adele Cooper was commissioned to create a unique artwork using the glass plate negatives as inspiration. Debbie’s practice revolves around public engagement, photography, sound and light. Her artwork is on display for you to view and discuss.

Where is it – Newton-le-Willows Library
Who is it for – Everyone
When is it on – Exhibition opens Wednesday 30th May 2pm
Cost & booking info – FREE, just drop into the library
Access – Ramp, wall mounted push-pad entrance to library, accessible toilet




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