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22nd May, 2022

Droitwich retired teacher published a picture book to raise money for Droitwich Stroke club

A DROITWICH retired teacher has recently published his third book, called Droitwich Double Survivors, a complication of photographs of members of the local stroke club who meet most weeks at Copcut Cort.

Julian Rouse, who has himself suffered from a stroke, has previously published a short ebook on street photography in Worcestershire and then one larger paperback on my time with the British Antarctic survey.

Both of these books have supported Headway Trust and the Stroke Association.

Julian said: ” I have been taking photographs for over 40 years and am a member of the Droitwich Camera Club.

“Near the start of lockdown we had a zoom meeting where the guest speaker was Glyn Dewis a photographer and author who has done an assortment of projects with World War II veterans and he inspired me to do a book on my club.”

The book is over a 100 pages and sells for £15 with all proceeds donated to the Droitwich Stroke club.

“I had a stroke in July 2014 after some time in hospital and rehab I joined the club in January 2015.

“Over lockdown I tried to improve my photographic skills as they had been quite severely hit by the stroke.

“Once the club returned I took a series of portraits of the then members and helpers.

“The book also includes a lot of photos taken less formally before and after lockdown.”

Julian has also written a short profile of the people and include a short history of the club and its activities.

Visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Droitwichs-double-survivors-Julian-Rouse to purchase Julian’s book.

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