Finally the wait is over – last weekend with the help of professional photographer Mike Hall, our programme designers WAXsii and a group of local people we chose the winning photograph. Do you recognise it? Most of us know it as Royal Oak Passage, however its formal name is Alwarene Street.
We think this is a fabulous photograph and a huge congratulations to Daniel Wieczorkowski for taking such a great shot and for winning the competition! There were lots of great entries and it wasn’t easy to choose. Daniel’s photograph however we felt would work brilliant as our programme cover and best gets across what makes the Heritage Open Days festival so special. As in just one shot Daniel has captured the mystery, history and beauty of our fascinating historical buildings as well as getting across a feeling of hidden places and stories right on our doorstep. It is, we think, a great advert for Winchester and for Heritage Open Days.
It took us quite a while to whittle down all the entries to a final four, and when you see the ones taken by our three runner-ups – Caroline, Catherine and Meryl – you will understand why. More excellent photographs, and which have captured a different side of Winchester’s heritage. It was, as I have already said, a difficult decision to make, and we are very grateful to everyone who took part.