Former Coventry Telegraph photographer’s ‘astonishing’ news photos show Nuneaton captured in time in new exhibition

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 February 2022

A FORMER newspaper photographer is showcasing a selection of his ‘astonishing’ photographs – which were taken over the past 50 years – inside of Nuneaton’s Museum and Art Gallery, based inside of Riversley Park.

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery (Image: Mason Moore)

Brian Wood, who once worked as a photographer for the Coventry Evening Telegraph, captured many significant events in the borough throughout his career, from the demolition of ‘landmark’ buildings, to train crashes, and even royal visits.

Brian has dedicated himself to the exhibition, which has been titled: “Captured in Time – News pictures of Nuneaton”.

He said: “To all the provincial press photographers who were often overlooked, but who brilliantly recorded so many everyday dramas and events.”

Coun. Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services at the Borough Council, said: “The opportunity to exhibit Brian’s work is a real treat. This retrospective exhibition clearly shows that serious eye for both drama and detail.

“It is wonderful that he has such a significant connection with Nuneaton’s past.”

The exhibition started yesterday (Saturday, 5 February) – and will remain inside of the gallery until Sunday, 6 March.

The Museum is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

But, it has been stressed that on Thursdays, only the Museum’s downstairs area and tearoom are open.

Admission is free into the exhibition, but donations are welcomed from visitors.

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