• Icy trees canalside

  • Highfields Park after dark. Lamar Francois/www.picturedbylamar.co.uk

  • Beeston High Road: On reflection. Lamar Francois/www.picturedbylamar.co.uk

  • The Bee man ruminates. Lamar Francois/www.picturedbylamar.co.uk

  • Homes bordering Broadgate Park: a moody view. Francois Lamar/www.picturedbylamar.co.uk

  • Snowy playground

    Anglo-Scotian Mills

    This former lace factory in Beeston has been attractively renovated, mainly for apartments. (Photo: Christopher Frost)

Local Photographers Capture What Makes Beeston Brilliant

The entries are all in, the judges have deliberated, and we are now delighted to announce the winners of our Let’s go to Beeston Photo competition! Congratulations to:

Jenny Langran (who took two of the winning photographs),
Margaret Warburton, Andrew Guest and Dale Wilson.

Here are the winning photographs…

Margaret Warburton's image of pirate at Beeston Marina

Margaret Warburton

Jenny Langram's image of a Beeston Street

Jenny Langran

Jenny Langram's image of the lock on the canal, Beeston

Jenny Langran

Dale Wilson's image of High Road, Beeston

Dale Wilson

Andrew Guest's image of the canal at Beeston Rylands

Andrew Guest





Click on each photo to see a larger image

Thank you to everyone who took part; we saw some fabulous photographs of what you think makes Beeston a great place to live, work, study, visit and be part of the thriving community. The judges had a tough job deciding which of the hundreds of photographs entered would win the competition, as there were so many that captured the essence of our fantastic town.

Lamar Francois, a professional photographer who sat on the judging panel for Let’s go to Beeston, said “It was a pleasure to be involved in this competition. I was impressed to see how well people engaged with the brief to discover something new about the local area of Beeston. There were so many great images entered that the judging panel found it hard to choose just four winners. After carefully considering the best entries, we decided that there should be five winning photographs, that show some fabulous aspects of Beeston.”

The competition prizes of £50 for each photograph were kindly provided by Kate Foale, local Councillor for Nottinghamshire County Council, from the Council’s community fund. The winning photographers are pictured here at Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston, receiving their prize and winner’s certificate with Kate, Lynda Lally from Beeston Community Resource charity and Colin Failes from the Let’s go to Beeston volunteer team.

Dale Wilson receives his prize and certificate

Dale Wilson

Jenny Langram receives her prize and certificate

Jenny Langran

Andrew Guest receives his prize and certificate

Andrew Guest

Margaret Warburton receives her prize and certificate

Margaret Warburton






If you didn’t win this time, you could be in with a chance to win in a future Let’s go to Beeston competition; we’re considering creating a charity calendar that has images of Beeston throughout the year. Watch this space for more details…


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Beeston has a vibrant town centre which  is on the outskirts of Nottingham and prides itself on its mix of independent businesses as well as its more well-known retail outlets.  Beeston has a wealth of cultural interests and events including Oxjam, arts and community groups, voluntary organisations and a population invested in building a thriving community.  Beeston is also the nearest town to the University of Nottingham which is in walking distance.

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