Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Launch of the 2020 Calendar, returning again to our favourite “Then and Now” format for another year. Available initially from the Tourist Information Centre, £6.50 each or two for £12. Other outlets in the town will be stocking it on the run up to Christmas.
The Calendar contains “Then” photos from Murray Dowding and other images from private collections with the “Now” from local photographer Rich McD. The descriptions for each page are by local historian Jim Elsworth.
This year we’ve gone a little wider than the High St, for example JULY… Old Sodbury, On the hill top. Soldiers of E Company, 5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancs Regiment take a restful approach to guarding the Old Sodbury Railway Ventilation Shaft in 1914. Who knows what the soldiers later endured during World War One after they left Sodbury to fight in France.
Rich McD says “Working with Jim is a great honour, choosing images with the most meaning. I must also thank all our sponsors whom without their support the Calendar would not be possible and the team who help put the calendar together.”
We really hope everyone will enjoy the Calendar, funds raised by the Calendar are put back into the Chamber for the good of the town.