Group’s city snaps go on display at Leeds Town Hall

Caption: Group members Bob Ward (front) and Roy Whittaker visit Leeds Town Hall to look at their photos with Catherine Loftus (left) and Debbie Meehan from the Mariners Resource Centre.

Stunning snaps of the city captured by a local resource centre’s photography group have gone on show at Leeds Town Hall.

The photos, which depict well-known locations around Leeds, have been put together by people who use the Mariners Resource Centre.

Based in Beeston, the centre supports people with a physical impairment or head injury to live independently.

The centre’s digital photography group visited some of their favourite places around the city, taking a series of imaginative images.

After seeing the results, members of the group asked if they could put their photos on display for other people to enjoy.

Thanks to the town hall’s management team, the pictures were given pride of place in the building’s reception area and members of the group have since paid a visit to see their work on show.

Places that feature in the exhibition include Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds Civic Hall and the famous clock on the city centre’s Dyson building.

Bob Ward, a member of the group who took the photos, said:

“It’s been a great opportunity being part of the photography project and all the hard work has paid off.

“I’d like to thank the staff at the centre for all their enthusiasm and support making this exhibition happen because it’s given the group a real confidence boost.”

Catherine Loftus, who works at the Mariners Resource Centre and helped the team with the exhibition, said:

“It has been so rewarding working with the group planning and getting the exhibition up and running.

“The group had a real focus and were determined to reach their goal. All our hard work has paid off and we are delighted with the display.”

Part of Leeds City Council’s adult social care team, the Mariners Resource Centre works alongside the Osmondthorpe Resource centre to help anyone with a physical impairment or a head injury.

Both centres offer a range of activities as well as the chance to learn new skills, join support groups and socialise.

The centres aim to support those using the service to have greater independence, personal choice and control.

Councillor Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council’s executive member for adult social care, said:

“These fantastic photos not only show some of the beautiful sights our city has to offer, they’re also a real credit to the group at the Mariners Resource centre, who have used their talent and passion to create an exhibition they can all be very proud of.

“This creative project is typical of the type of innovative work that takes place at the centre, which really engages and involves those taking part and gives them the chance to pick up some new skills.”


For more information, contact:

Stuart Robinson

Communications Officer

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 224 3937

Email: stuart.robinson@leeds.gov.uk