New Belford book is a picture for posterity

Dennis Cromarty with the Belford book.
Dennis Cromarty with the Belford book.

Residents in the NE70 postcode are eagerly awaiting the publication of new book 48 Hours in Belford.

Due to be launched at the Bell View Summer Fair in Belford tomorrow, the book features extraordinary images taken by ordinary people over a 48-hour period.

Funded by Belford Community Group, with profits going to the Bell View Resource Centre, the project was organised by the Cameraderie photography club which meets fortnightly at the centre.

The book will feature around 100 of the best images taken. The aim was to capture life in Belford and the surrounding area, to preserve it for posterity and the enjoyment of present and future generations.

The eagerly awaited launch is creating great excitement as it will be the first chance for those who took part to see if their photo is included.

Organiser Alison Woolley said: “I feel very proud of our small but involved community for making it possible to produce a treasure of a book.”

Shiela McQuattie, one of the many residents who took part, said she thought the book was ‘a legacy for the future’.

The launch will take place at 2pm with copies available to purchase for £8.99 and proceeds going to the centre.

Entry is free and there will be cream teas, a tombola and raffle with music provided by Heads on the Block. For launch day only, anyone buying a book will receive the disc with all the other photographs, not in the book, for free. Normally it will be £1 a disc.