Ex-Banbury firefighter to feature in photographic exhibition

Former Banbury firefighter Darran Gough is going back to his roots and taking part in a photographic exhibition in Reading from July 25 - August 8. NNL-150723-111259001
Former Banbury firefighter Darran Gough is going back to his roots and taking part in a photographic exhibition in Reading from July 25 - August 8. NNL-150723-111259001

A former Banbury firefighter is returning to his college roots by taking part in a photographic exhibition in the Berkshire town of Reading.

Darran Gough was based at the Cope Road station for more than 2O years and is now at West Midlands Fire Service.

Former Banbury firefighter Darran Gough is going back to his roots and taking part in a photographic exhibition in Reading from July 25 - August 8. NNL-150723-111247001

Former Banbury firefighter Darran Gough is going back to his roots and taking part in a photographic exhibition in Reading from July 25 - August 8. NNL-150723-111247001

But before his career as a firefighter he was a freelance photographer after studying at King James College in Henley and Berkshire College of Art & Design.

And to mark 30 years since Mr Gough graduated from the college, both he and four other former students have put on an exhibition called Reading: A Start and Return.

Mr Gough’s exhibition explores personalities by photographing the inside of fire crews’ locker doors, an idea that was used by fellow former student Richard Pinches 30 years ago. He will also exhibit some of his work

It will open on Saturday and runs until August 8 from 10am until 6pm at Reading Turbine House.

Visit readingreturn.weebly.com/ for details.