We live near to the Stroudwater Navigation and are both keen Cotswold Canals Trust volunteers. We have a shared passion for the restoration of the Stroud canals, and are frequently out and about on the towpaths taking photographs.
Framing of chosen images is an important part of the finished product as Alison particularly enjoys working with wood. In line with the green culture of Stroud and its environs, the wooden frames are largely recycled. This allows production of a wide range of designs and some interesting combinations of prints and mounts.
Whilst David is the main printer/framer, Alison also produces handmade greeting cards of many of our images. The name ‘Ebley Images’ arose several years ago when David lived in Ebley, and has stuck, as has our original logo of the canal near Ebley Mill.
Although the majority of our images are taken within the Stroud Canals area, we also take photographs of the classic Cotswold stone buildings of villages such as Painswick and the many mill buildings in the Stroud and Nailsworth valleys. We are always keen to photograph new subjects and welcome any commissions.
An annual display of our wider range of local photographs in the handicrafts tent at Stroud Show gives us an opportunity to chat to visitors about the canals and hopefully convey our enthusiasm for the restoration of our local industrial heritage.