The Season by Alun Crockford

Posted by Tenby Museum on Nov 16, 2017 Blog, Exhibitions No Comments

The new exhibition, The Season, by Tenby born photographer Alun Crockford, officially opens at the museum on Saturday 18 November.  The exhibition features 108 black and white photographs of Tenby harbour during one summer season in the 1970s.  The exhibition will be officially opened by actor Josh Richards (Playing Burton) whose father served on Tenby lifeboat.

Alun says, “In 1979 or perhaps ‘78, it all blends together, I bought a camera and went off to photograph the things I knew, and that, as you will see, was Tenby, the Harbour and the people that lived and worked there.

It was never intended as anything but a record of the day to day events but with the interminable march of time the pictures appeared to have transformed to a heartfelt memory of times passed.

If the sun shone brighter, the crowds bigger, the queues longer or the sea warmer is all a matter of conjecture; for me the abiding memory is the people, the character and warmth of the community, the stories, some factual (mostly not!), the lives led and the care taken with others which made this the best of all places to be born and bred.”

This wonderfully evocative exhibition runs until 1Wednesday 20 December but purchased works be will be available for collection until 12pm on Thursday 21 December, when the museum will close for the Christmas break.  The pictures are available for purchase, priced at £35 framed but prints can be ordered through the museum up until 14 December, for £25 (unframed). The prints are 52.5 cm x 42.5 cm (including the frame).