Eric F Bentley Photography



The online gallery is a showcase of the meticulous work of Tottington photographer Eric F Bentley which is very nostalgic and atmospheric.

His work has been published in Backtrack magazine and Steam Railway magazine, where in "The Glorious Years" he recalled the BR steam years before 1968.

Eric was also honoured to be awarded first prize in the artistic section of the 1968 Railway Enthusiasts Club / Ian Allan Railway Photographic competition.

Eric's photographs have been reproduced in many books but his most notable book was the most comprehensive work ever written on the" East Lancashire Lines Bury to Heywood and Rawtenstall".

Whilst only a tiny section of Eric's work is currently viewable on the web site, it is our intention to add to this as and when we can process them but my father had approx 3300 prints and so far we've only scanned about 150, these are slowly but surely being added to the web site.

I wish for my father's work to be viewable by all, it's such a shame for it to be hidden away. 

Cathy Marsh

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Eric F Bentley Photography