Friday, February 16, 2007
Keen amateur photographers Ella Towers and Vicky Shepherd created a photo-finish with their competition entries for the best shot from Saltburn Valley's Pageant of Light. The judges, members of the Friends of the Valley, could not choose between Ella's picture of the lantern procession crossing the beck in Saltburn Valley Gardens or Vicky's shot of fire club swinger Cathie Sprague at the event which celebrated the end of British Summer Time in October. Friends secretary Lorna Moone said: "We were delighted with the quality of the photos, and in the end we couldn't separate these two, so they've shared first prize. This was the first year of the competition, but we'll definitely do it again next year."