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With Nature and a Camera

July, 2022

On the walls of The Old School Muker are plaques to two of Swaledale’s most famous sons. Richard & Cherry Kearton were born in Thwaite and educated at Muker Grammar School (now The Old School).  They were amongst the world’s earliest wildlife photographers and in 1895 published the first natural history book to be entirely illustrated by photographs. Their work inspired a young David Attenborough. This exhibition, created by Cherry Kearton’s great granddaughter Evie Bulmer, was first shown at the Royal Geographical Society in December 2021.

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