Amateur photographer John puts the year in focus

Amateur photographer John Dickinson

Amateur photographer John Dickinson

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Amateur photographer John Dickinson lived his life behind the lens for a full year.

The 64-year-old set himself a challenge to take a photograph in Chorley every day in 2015.

Market Walk

Market Walk

He has seen all kinds of sights, capturing local landmarks such as Astley Hall and Chorley Market, as well as a host of businesses, churches, streets and other locations.

John, of Wordsworth Terrace, Chorley, has also photographed occasions including elite cycling race Chorley Grand Prix, the Remembrance Sunday service and Christmas lights switch-on.

And whatever he has been doing, he has managed to get somewhere different every day to take a photograph.

He said: “I have enjoyed it. It has been challenging and sometimes a bit frustrating, but I have enjoyed doing it.”

“People from around the world tell me it makes them feel homesick or that the pictures bring back memories. I feel like there is a purpose to me going out with the camera.”

John Dickinson

John, who works as a bus inspector, shares his photographs online and has more than 850 “likes” on his Facebook page.

Many of the pictures have been accompanied by history or other interesting information about the location.

The photographs have been enjoyed by people around the world, with many former Chorley residents commenting on them.

John said: “People from around the world tell me it makes them feel homesick or that the pictures bring back memories.

Coppice Lane, in White Coppice

Coppice Lane, in White Coppice

“I feel like there is a purpose to me going out with the camera.”

John plans to take on a new challenge for 2016 - he has not decided what it will be yet, but does not plan to do another 365-day project.

To see John’s pictures, go to www.facebook.com/2015chorley365 or go to www.flickr.com and search for “dickinsonjohn02”.

Chorley Grand Prix elite cycling race

Chorley Grand Prix elite cycling race