In the footsteps of Frith

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THE deadline to vote for your favourite photograph in the Footsteps of Frith competition is only days away. Over 60 entries have been received in the competition to find the photograph that best captures Chesterfield today and voting ends on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7.

The competition, run by Chesterfield Museum, the Derbyshire Times and Destination Chesterfield, was inspired by the recent BBC programme ‘Britain’s First Photo Album’. The programme, presented by John Sergeant, was based on the photographs taken by Victorian photographer, Francis Frith, who was born in Chesterfield.

The entries are now all on display at Chesterfield Museum and the competition winner will be decided by public vote. The winner will receive a framed copy of their photograph and the chance to spend the day with a Derbyshire Times photographer.

Cllr Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We’ve been delighted to receive so many excellent entries. The competition has obviously captured the imagination of local people.”

The Museum is open from 10am - 4pm everyday except Sundays and Wednesdays and entrance is free.