THE bygone age of life on Dartmoor is to take pride of place at an upcoming photographic exhibition in Newton Abbot.

Newton Abbot Museum is to host the exhibiton, which will feature the work of Dartmoor-based photographer Chris Chapman.

The exhibition, which is being sponsored by Arts Society Teignbridge, will run from January 29 to February 2, with Chris giving an illustarted talk on his photographs on January 31.

‘We are delighted to be sponsoring this photographic exhibition of bygone life on Dartmoor’ a spokesperson for the Arts society said.

‘We are also delighted that students from local schools will be participating by taking and exhibiting their photographs of everyday life around us today’ the spokesperson added.

Chris has a nationally important archive of photographs, which has been widely recognised.

Some of which are held in private collections while others can be seen in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Arts Council England, and the International Centre of Photography in New York.

‘He captures the essence of Dartmoor and its residents - these reflect traditional skills inherent in the indigenous population and emphasise the accumulation of knowledge associated with age and customs’ the spokesperson said.

The times of the exhibtion are: Monday, January 29, from 10am to 3pm; Tuesday, January 30, from 10 am to 4pm; Wednesday, January 31 from 10am to 3pm; Thursday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm and Friday, February 2 from 10am to 3pm.