An artist is inviting locals to take a walk down a memory lane with a twist.
Inspired by old photographs at Wardown Park Museum and in the Luton News archives, Hugh Bryne has created a fascinating and evocative exhibition.
The Harcourt Street resident uses photographs taken in the past and blends them together with pictures he takes in the same place in the modern day.
Hugh said: “The idea came about when I was working on a community art project called SNAP with young people in High Town. We were working on various things about Luton’s past and positive images of the town. My job was to liaise with Wardown Park Museum to find old photos of Luton for the young people to use.
“I got a picture of High Town Road, taken about 100 years ago, then I went to the same spot to take the same picture and blended them together.
“The effect was magical.”
After the SNAP project, Hugh continued to blend past and present photographs of the town, and some of the prints are now on sale in Shop33 in High Town.
Others have been posted online and Hugh said the response has been “brilliant”.
He said: “People are responded in their hundreds with comments which show people are very proud of their town. Some people want me to turn the pictures in to a book or a calendar, so fingers crossed.” See a slideshow of the images at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153037001920436&set=o.53682556344&type=2&theater or visit Shop33 in High Town.