A PHOTO exhibit showcasing the history of the landscape in the Dengie will take place this Saturday.

The event will be held in St Andrew’s Church Hall in Fambrdige Road, Althorne, from 10am to 4pm.

The theme of the exhibit is old and new pictures of Althorne, Latchingdon and Maylandsea from the last century.

Presenter Trevor Chapman, 74, has lived in Althorne most of his life.

He was born in Yorkshire after his mother was evacuated from the Channel Islands.

Mr Chapman said: “It all started when they told me I had an uncle in the Althorne war memorial.

“I did a piece with BBC Essex and after that, I started doing research on other people in my town.

“Now I do history of the people in my area.

“It keeps me busy, I love it.

“I really can’t count how many pictures there are. It’s the village hall and I fill it right up.

“I meet a lot of people I go to school with, we get to have cakes and chat and it’s a really nice afternoon.

“I have help from other people who get me pictures.

“I’ve raised £2,500 so far and in September, I’ll be doing something about the war horses.”

There will be refreshments available and a raffle.

Tickets are £2 and the money will be collected for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Visit the church for more details.