Local Artists & Photographers

Many of the illustrations and photographs on this site have been provided by a number of local artists, photographers and amateur historians. Helpston.net is extremely grateful for their generosity in offering their works and collections to be displayed on the site.

Some of these contributors are listed below:

Ivan’s red kite illustration

Ivan Cumberpatch – a long-time resident of Helpston, Ivan’s wildlife illustrations feature many of the species found in Helpston’s natural environment, including red kite and gossander.

Carry Akroyd – Carry has a particularly affinity with Helpston, many of her works depict the local countryside or are closely associated with the works of John Clare. Examples of her work can be found illustrating the Langdyke Countryside Trust and the local environments & wildlife sites of this website. Carry’s works are exhibit at the Annakinn art gallery in the village during the annual John Clare festival. Further details of her work can be found on her website www.carryakroyd.co.uk.

Carry Akroyd illustrations

Richard Keymer  – is chairman of the Langdyke Countryside Trust and a resident of Etton. Richard has developed an extensive collection of old photographs of village life in Helpston and Etton and is writing a book on the history of Etton. Many of his photographs can be seen in the website’s photo library.

Peter Moyse – a resident of Helpston for many years until his death in 2016, Peter was one of the founders and long-term supporters of the John Clare Society. Many of his photographs can be seen in the website’s photo library. He was also the narrator of the Clare poems on the website.

Richard Astle – as chairman of the Botolph’s Barn Committee from 2003-06, Richard wrote much of the copy on this website and supervised its overall design and development.

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