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Monday 1 December 2014

Polegate’s Dickensian Christmas 2014

 Father Christmas arrives by Southern Train from Lapland and is Welcomed by Polegate Mayor Cllr Michael Clewett along with Michael Fish.

 Father Christmas's arrival is announced by Geoff Rowe, Hailsham Town Crier.

 Polegate Mayor Cllr Michael Clewett and Michael Fish take a ride on the Polegate and district miniature railway.

Polegate’s Dickensian Christmas 2014. In association with Polegate Town Council, with the Turning on of the Christmas Tree Lights by weatherman Michael Fish. More images can be seen on flickr here.

Friday 7 November 2014

Hailsham & Eastbourne Herald

A impressive article published in the Hailsham & Eastbourne Herald about the my photography calendar, going on sale in aid of St Wilfrids Hospice.

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Polegate Charity Calendar Goes On Sale

A charity calendar for St Wilfrid's Hospice has gone on sale this week. The Polegate and local village life photography calendar showcases images taken by local residents and features scenes from Polegate, Wannock, Alfriston and Arlington. Calendars are on sale for £5 and proceeds go directly to St Wilfrid's. They are available from Withers DIY, Archer and partners and the Hair shop Polegate.

Dan Dunbar with his calendar's.

Organiser Dan Dunbar who has coordinated the project for the five years said “The quality of images in this year's calendar is very high and I am proud of the product going on sale. Last year we managed to raise £1,500 for St Wilfrids through the sales of calendar's” and is confident to match it this year. Dan continued to say “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their support especially to my sponsors who have made the calendar possible for the fifth year”

Calendars will also be available at the Polegate dickensian afternoon on the 29th November along with St Wilfrid's lights of love service's on Sunday 30th November and Sunday 7th December at St Wilfrid's or Tuesday 9th December at St George's Church, Polegate.

Saturday 4 October 2014

The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain going through Seaford, East Sussex. More images can be seen on flickr here.

Saturday 20 September 2014

RHS Wisley Flower Show

Pictures from the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2014 with the National Dahlia Society Show. More images from RHS Wisley can be seen on Flickr here.

Sunday 17 August 2014

Calling all budding photographers in Polegate

Photographer Dan Dunbar has launched his popular Polegate photography calendar competition for the fifth year running.

Residents have the chance to showcase their photographs in a calendar, which will then be available in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. “This is a chance for local people to use photography to show what living and working in Polegate means to them”. 

Residents are being asked to submit photographs taken from in and around Polegate. That include buildings, scenery, local events and positive aspects of living and working in the area. Judges will be looking for new creative approach's to well known Polegate and local landmarks and good technical ability.

Polegate Photography Calendar 2014

Dan decided to open the competition again after the success of last years calendar's raising £1,500 which means the Polegate Calendar has now raised over £5,000 in the four years Dan has been running the project and he says is due to local residents and business showing their support to the project.

Dan Dunbar, said: “After the success with the pervious calendar's. I want the community to get involved to achieve another great calendar in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. “ I want local people to use photography to capture well known local and recognisable views from a new angle, to show Polegate and the local area from a new and interesting viewpoint.

The competition is open to all local residents who have until midday Friday 17th October to enter their four images into the competition. Calendars will than be available from Polegate shops from late November.

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Monday 6 January 2014

Polegate photography calendar rasies £1,500

Dan Dunbar this week has presented a cheque to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, he has raised £1,500 through the sale of his popular Polegate and Village photography calendar. This is the fourth year running Dan has organised the photography competition for local people. Dan asks for local people to enter photographs of their favourite local sites, which Dan then reproduces into a calendar sponsored by local businesses.

 Dan Dunbar and Chris Clark, Community Support Co-ordinator at St Wilfrid's.

Dan, said, “Polegate and local residents have been very supportive for the fourth year running in making the calendar a continued success. I would like thank my sponsors who make it possible to create the popular calendar and everyone involved for their support especially those who have been selling the calendars in local shops and a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a calendar in making it another great success. Dan also mentioned he would like local people to start snapping local viewpoints ready for next years calender.

 Chris Clark, Community Support Co-ordinator at St Wilfrid's said " A huge thank you to Dan for once again organising this competition in aid of St Wilfrid's, the calendar always proves popular and raises a considerable amount of  money and, hopefully, will continue to be a part of Polegate life for many years to come."