Buy an award winning photo to hang on your shoulder!

Gemma Adams, committee member, writes

Events have had to postponed but our Lockdown Photographic Competition attracted some great images including the winner by Joe Bleach, pictured left, on the spot where he took his stunning photo.

Joe’s winning photo will not only be hung at the newly refurbished Chichester Hall for all to enjoy but has also been turned into bags to raise money for the Sandgate Society.

These lovely cotton bags are now on sale for a bargain £3.00 and make attractive and useful gifts with the added advantage of being very easy to post.  I just gave one to my in-laws and mum and they all loved it!

How to order

Ring 07984 694907. If no answer, leave a message and I’ll ring you back as as soon as possible or email sandgatesociety@gmail.com and say how many bags you would like and where you would like them delivered to.

Payment

By card over the phone.

(If you are unable to pay by card and wish to pay by cheque or cash please let me know)

Keeping Safe

The bags will be pre -wrapped and will have been left for at least three days before delivery/being posted. The committee members delivering locally will follow current coronavirus guidelines.

Delivery

Local: by hand – FREE ( collection can also be arranged)

If you would like your bags posted the additional costs are:

1 bag: £1.00

2 -3 bags: £1.50

4 + bags (small parcel): £2.95

Photographic competition 2020

Now we are allowed a bit more freedom, we wonder if you were able to help us?

These may be very difficult times, but we are living through history –the history of Sandgate.

The Committee and Archives Team feel it is important that this period is recorded for posterity with as many photographs as possible to record our village during this time.

Would you like to contribute to our effort and send in some photographs – rainbows in windows, deserted streets, closed shops, social distance street parties, people singing from balconies, Thursday night clapping for the NHS – whatever you can find?

So we can share them, we will publish them on our website and will have a People’s Vote on the best one.  The winning photograph could be enlarged onto canvas and hung in a public place – maybe the Chichester Hall, the Library or the Old Fire Station.

And if we had enough photos, we could even consider a calendar, maybe notelets – who knows where this may lead?

Please let us know if you would like to join our effort to record history for future Sandgate generations, and have a bit of fun at the same time?

Please send them in jpeg format to sandgatesociety@gmail.com.   We will aim to put 1 or 2 photos on the Photo Gallery from each contributor; if you wish to send in more, feel free, but we may need to use our editing rights to publish a limited number depending on the number received.

So, please get snapping and we look forward to Creating the Heritage of Sandgate together.

Best wishes

The Events Team

23/5/20