29th March 2013 by emmadurnford

29th March 2013

Today I have been helping to look after the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Societies (RTPS) annual photographic exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington.

This is an amazing building - originally built in 1889 and known as the Church of St Alban the Martyr, it fell into disrepair in the 1970’s. However, after a lot of local campaigning it was rescued, restored and then reopened in 1995 as the Landmark Arts Centre.

It is now used by local groups for concerts, shows and exhibitions and even as a wedding reception venue. It is beautiful inside although only a small amount of the original stained glass windows has survived the vandalism in the 1970’s. There is even an ornate wooden pulpit unusually in the middle of the former church.

The light was low so I had to use an ISO of 500 which has made the image a bit ‘noisy’ but despite this, I hope the impressiveness of the building shows through.
It looks more like a cathedral than a simple church! Wonderful, wonderful stained glasswork!
March 29th, 2013  
So wonderful they repaired it. It looks so beautiful; I cannot imagine ever letting such a structure fall apart.
Nice shot.
March 30th, 2013  
@maggiemae @helixconcepts It is a really lovely place and I am really glad it is now used for so many different things and by so many people
March 31st, 2013  
Aren't you lucky to live around such beautiful buildings. What better venue for an Arts Center. One can only be inspired.
April 3rd, 2013  
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