It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. On a wet Saturday in August three hardy members of the Marsden community gathered to judge this year’s Calendar Competition.

There was blood, there was sweat, there were a few tears, but in the end difficult decisions were made, and the winners chosen.

The judges aimed for a cross-section of images that represented the seasons of the year, featured people as well as landscapes, and captured the spirit of our community in Marsden and the Colne Valley.

There will be an exhibition of the winning images in Enjoy Art from 30 September.  The exhibition will move to Marsden Mechanics during the Jazz Festival (7-9 October) before retuning to Enjoy Art.

Free Entry.

The Marsden Calendar has been produced by Friends of Marsden Library and will be sold in aid of the Library Redesign.  To find out more about how the Library Service is changing, and the fundraising campaign visit

And the Winners Are …

Month Winner
Cover John Strizaker
January 2017 Si Taylor
February 2017 Terry Mac
March 2017 Charlie Brookes
April 2017 Rosemari Astill
May 2017 Bernard Smith
June 2017 Liz Baker
July 2017 Rodney Iveson
August 2017 Robert Bray
September 2017 Bob Haigh
October 2017 David Preston
November 2017 Tom Lonsdale
December 2017 Paula Perfitt
January 2018 Steve Atkinson

Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to everyone who entered. Even if the year was 24 months long the judges would have struggled to pick the winners, such was the quality of the entries.

The Calendar will be on sale soon – watch out for details.







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  • Sheila Bates

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    31st August 2016 at 11:52

    Great news that calendar is back and funds raised will be used for such a worthy cause. Can’t wait to see the winning pictures. A lovely way to celebrate Marsden and all our talented photographers.

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