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Duke takes photo opportunity to meet national park photographers

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 9 July 2013

HRH the Duke of Gloucester focused on picture-perfect images of the Peak District National Park when he called in to Bakewell Visitor Centre.

The Duke visited the centre’s new photographic gallery as part of his tour of Bakewell, and was introduced to five local photographers whose work showcases the natural beauty and wildlife of the national park.

HRH the Duke of Gloucester (centre) at Bakewell Visitor Centre with (from left) Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Jim Dixon, photographers Ian Daisley, Graham Dunn, Alex Hyde, Karen Frenkel, Chris Gilbert, National Park Authority chair Tony Favell, and member Cllr Judith Twigg.As the only photo gallery in the area to focus solely on the Peak District, it is a joint business venture between the photographers – Ian Daisley, Graham Dunn, Karen Frenkel, Chris Gilbert and Alex Hyde – and the National Park Authority. It enables the Authority to generate income, support local enterprise and widen people’s enjoyment of the national park’s special qualities.

While at the visitor centre, the Duke was also introduced to representatives of local tourism businesses, Hazel Renshaw of the Rutland Hotel, Bakewell, and Amy Wilkinson of Fischer’s restaurant and hotel at Baslow Hall, Baslow.

Photo: HRH the Duke of Gloucester (centre) at Bakewell Visitor Centre with (from left) Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Jim Dixon, photographers Ian Daisley, Graham Dunn, Alex Hyde, Karen Frenkel, Chris Gilbert, National Park Authority chair Tony Favell, and member Cllr Judith Twigg.

For information on the Bakewell photo gallery, please go to: www.peakgallery.co.uk

This is an archived press release

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