A long-running photography group supporting the community, who are no longer working, launched an exhibition.

Amateur photographers from Chesham captured the beauty of the local nature for a special November exhibition called The River Chess and Its Environs by the Chess Valley u3a photography group.

The Chess Valley u3a branch started in 2008, giving retired residents and others not in employment a chance to socialise and learn for fun.

Convenor of the Chesham group David Hurd said: “The photography group has provided a forum for members to share their photography knowledge, to learn new techniques and, just as importantly, to meet and socialise.

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“Its members are not necessarily seasoned photographers but all have benefited from sharing their experiences and knowledge in capturing that great photograph.

Photography gave members “a new direction and interest after a lifetime of work,” he said.

The exhibition runs at the Elgiva Theatre between November 3 and 30.

The current exhibition builds on the success of the Chess Valley group's first exhibition held in July 2010 at Chenies Manor, which attracted more than thousand visitors. 

The photographs shows how the members' style has developed since the early days. 

Open principally to those not in employment, the Chess Valley u3a meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2pm in Little Chalfont village hall. 

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