Rotherham photographer lands second place in national memorial competition

Ian Frankish, from Rotherham, has come runner-up in the Memorial Awareness Board's annual photography competition
Ian Frankish, from Rotherham, has come runner-up in the Memorial Awareness Board's annual photography competition
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A Rotherham man is celebrating after securing second place in a national photography competition focused on the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Ian Frankish impressed judges from the Memorial Awareness Board with his photograph of a commemorative poem plaque taken in Devon.

The board is an organisation representing memorial stonemasons and campaigning for sympathetic memorialisation in the UK.

Photographers were invited to capture the beauty of World War One memorials – and more than 350 people entered.

Judges were amazed with the level of interest and the standard of photography entered.

Ian, from Bramley, was delighted with his prize of a new digital camera.

He said: “Thank you so much to MAB for the great opportunity. I am a keen photographer and found the subject matter of World War One memorials most fascinating.

“Memorials play an important part in our social history whether they are personal or public.

“It’s an honour to remember those who have fallen and to remember the sacrifice made by so many in the First World War.”