AN EXHIBITION to take Chard back in time through photographs has been postponed after the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

The event, titled 'Chard in Old Photos', was organised by Craig Hussey and set to take place at Manor Court School.

The keen collector of old photographs was due to hold the event on October 26 and 27.

But the latest announcements from government mean that no more than six people can gather in one place, starting on Monday.

Mr Hussey said: "It is with a very heavy heart that due to last nights announcement by the government, I have been left with no choice but to postpone my event.

"I have to put the health and well being of others first. I will continue to prepare for the event with the very kind help of Chard Digital Print.

"Although the dates will be different, the venue remain the same, as the decision to cancel was made mutually by myself and Manor Court School who have been marvellous in helping me get this off the ground."

The exhibition will include photos from the early 1900s to the 1980s featuring demolished pubs, old shops, long forgotten houses, cinemas and railway stations.

Raising money for the Catherine Wells-Burr foundation and the NHS, Mr Hussey will be looking for donations when the event is reorganised, and also has a Just Giving page.

Ms Wells-Burr was murdered by Rafal Nowak in 2012 at her home in Chard. Nowak – along with two accomplices - were jailed for life in 2013 for her murder.

The foundation, set up by her family, helps support victims of crime.

“I chose these causes as they are both close to my heart. I have known Catherine Wells-Burr’s parents for over 20 years and they are lovely people,” Mr Hussey added.

“What happened to their daughter was so sad it sent shockwaves through the whole town.

“A few years ago my friend Gary parsley and I ran Bournemouth half marathon to raise money for their charity.

“The NHS are a truly wonderful and underrated institution and as the current situation has showed us we’d be lost without them.”

Although the exhibition has been postponed, you can still donate by visiting