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We need your photos!

Our photo competition may be over but you can submit your photographs to us at any time by sending them to . We’re always on the look out for both the common and more unusual views of the village to use on our website and Facebook page. We perhaps have the viaduct covered for the time being though!


A few weeks ago we asked for you to send us your photos of Holmes Chapel for use on our website and newsletter. Thank you to everyone who submitted their photographs to us. We received almost 40 photographs with some stunning views and it’s a shame we can’t showcase them all here. Look out for them on our Facebook pages, newsletter and here on our website.

Our overall winning image was submitted by Lee Thompson. We love this atmospheric view of the viaduct with the morning haze and sun rays streaming through the arches.

In joint second place we have three photographs - all from Andy Bayley! More views of the viaduct but we loved that he was able to capture a train in one image, and to include the famous Jodrell Bank telescope in another. And who could resist a view of the viaduct including a dog? It perfectly captures the area as a popular spot for dog walkers in all seasons.

We have two photographs in joint third position, one from Chantal Hollingworth who has captured the viaduct in winter with a covering of snow, and one from Lee Thompson. It’s great to have this view represented throughout the seasons.

The viaduct is such an iconic structure in our village it’s no surprise it featured in almost all our top photographs! The other focal point of our village which featured heavily was St. Luke’s Church. Here we have the final images that made up our top ten. (Those of you with keen eyes will notice there’s actually 11 in total due to joint 10th place). Thank you to Kate Whelan for the images of London Road and St. Luke’s Church tower,

Lee Thompson for the image of the foggy viaduct, and Andy Bayley for the aerial photographs of Hermitage Bridge and the viaduct.

A selection of the other photographs sent to us are in the gallery below - can you see yours?

Terms and conditions:

  • Please send us digital files only in jpeg format. Unfortunately we cannot accept printed photographs.

  • Please name your file with the location of your photo then your name e.g. thesquare_JoBloggs.jpg

  • Please keep the file size to 20MB or less.

  • To have your photo accepted for use on our website please ensure the file is at least 3000px on the longest side.

  • You can use photos you have taken in the past but please make sure they are representative of what Holmes Chapel looks like today.  

  • If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission to enter from your parent or guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition, your parent/carer/guardian is deemed to have given consent.

  • If there are recognisable people in your image you must have their permission to submit the photograph (or, where the images shows anyone under age 18, the consent of a parent / guardian) 

  • The decision of the organisers is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning judging and organisation.

  • We may also share short-listed photographs across our social media channels and ask followers to vote on their favourite to help aid the judge’s decisions.

  • All selected images will be displayed in an online gallery on our website.

  • We will keep your details to enable us to use your images and send you information about the photography submissions. We value your support and do not pass on information about you to any group or individual outside the Partnership. Your data will be kept securely in line with GDPR regulations and our privacy policy.

  • You agree that if your photograph is selected you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of your name and photograph in such publicity, for example, the publication of photograph(s) with your name in the newsletter.

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