Wrexham's first ever 'Positography' day hailed a success


Rory Sheehan

WREXHAM’S first-ever ‘Positography’ day has been hailed a huge success.

More than 50 photographers, both professional and budding amateurs, spent last Sunday morning taking positive photographs of the town.

Organisers set up the event to counter the recent national negative media coverage of the town with the aim of promoting its positive side labelling it “Positography”

“A success beyond our wildest dreams” was how Llangollen Friendly Photography club organisers Andy Humphriss and Paul McNulty, who arranged the event, described it.

Mr Humphriss said: “About 50 Photographers came from far and wide to attend the event, with a wide range of ages from eight to 80, different skills, different interests and a wide spectrum of cameras, phones and tablets.

”Everyone was so positive and focused on achieving fantastic images of the town.”

He added: “We hope to have a ‘pop-up’ gallery of images in the not too distant future and we must thank King Street Coffee Company for opening up their coffee shop especially for our event and Wayne Price at Calon FM for the fantastic publicity.

”I’ve made so many new friends all with the same ambition - to add a little light to Wrexham.”

Paul McNulty said he hoped it will become a regular event to raise the positive profile of Wrexham town centre.

”I certainly hope so”, he said.

”We had some very enthusiastic interest from one of the local tour guides on the day.

”He saw the opportunity to promote the tourist side of Wrexham’s economy and has invited us to a walking tour of the local area.

“Every member of Sunday’s event really enjoyed themselves and all wish for another day out in Wrexham, camera in hand.”

For more information on joining the next ‘Positography’ event or to view their work, you can contact the organisers on Facebook via their Llangollen Friendly Photography group or the Wrexham Matters Facebook group.

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