Wish You Were Here! – Ribble Life through the lens

A new project encouraging people to share their favourite places along the River Ribble and its tributaries has been launched.

Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) want people to photograph the beauty and variety of the Ribble catchment for their Wish You Were Here project.

With people spending more time at home and exercising in their local area, there are more chances to take pictures of favourite spots along our beautiful Lancashire rivers.

But it’s not only new photographs that can be submitted. The Trust also welcomes images of the catchment in years gone by which bring back memories of happier times.

“We know that people love taking pictures of the river. In these difficult times, Wish You Were Here is a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty that’s nearby,” said RRT Programme Manager, Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe.

“We want people to share with us their favourite locations, especially those which hold happy memories. It could be a place where they played as a child, the site of a marriage proposal, or a family picnic spot by the river.”

Anyone of any age can submit photographs of anything that’s river-related such as the rivers themselves, wildlife or people enjoying the rivers.

The photographs must have been taken within the Ribble catchment which covers more than 700 square miles and, as well as the Ribble, also includes the Rivers Calder, Hodder, Darwen and Douglas.

If you are planning to take any new photos, please ensure you always follow current government guidance to ensure you and others remain safe and always stay safe when close to rivers.

Wish You Were Here will run throughout the spring and summer. Submit as many photographs as you like to https://ribblelifetogether.org/wishyouwerehere where you can also see those images already shared.

Wish You Were Here is part of the Trust’s Ribble Life Together project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which can be accessed via RRT’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RibbleTrust

For further information about  Ribble Life Together, visit www.ribblelifetogether.org or contact Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452 or via ribblelife@ribbletrust.com.