THE historic Barnsley Photographic Society is celebrating its centenary year with a special exhibition at the Civic.

Formed in 1924, the group meet each Monday at the Emmanuel Church on Huddersfield Road, from September to April.

They held their final meeting of the year earlier this week, but on May 11 a special exhibition commemorating their centenary year will be held at the Civic.

It will be a joint programme of events with the Yorkshire Photographic Union.

Club member Correen Low has been attending the club for eight years and encourages anyone with a passion for photography to get involved.

“We’re going to be running our centenary exhibition alongside the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual assembly at the Civic,” she said.

“I’ve been a member now for around eight years and we meet every Monday evening from September to April.

“We also host photography meet-ups during the summer months.

“In this day and age it’s amazing to reach 100 years because it is quite old-fashioned.

“A lot of people are mobile phone photographers so to last this long is quite impressive.

“We’ve got 14 members but we’re always looking for more.”