The Lunenburg County Historical Society this week announced the winning entries in its annual photo contest. This year’s theme was “Lunenburg’s Yesterday.”
1ST PLACE: Bilal Z. Raychouni of Powhatan, who submitted a photo showing the remains of Nash’s Mill on Mill Creek Road in the northeast corner of Lunenburg County.
2ND PLACE: Carole Wallace of Kenbridge, whose photograph -- taken in late Summer of 2020 on the Hite Farm outside Kenbridge -- is a reminder that tobacco is still an important crop in Lunenburg.
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1ST PLACE: Jenean Hall of Onancock (formerly of Victoria), who submitted a photograph of the old fire tower just outside the village of Lunenburg on route 40. In its days of better repair, it was used by citizen-volunteers who were on the lookout for forest fires.
2ND PLACE: Dynasty Logan, a student in Brian Nowlin’s Photography class at Central High School of Lunenburg. Dynasty’s photo depicted the Confederate monument at Lunenburg Courthouse. Future plans for the monument depend upon the outcome of a question in the referendum in this year’s November election.
Since creation of the Lunenburg County Historical Society in 1999, the organization has attempted to preserve the history of sites in Lunenburg County through an annual photography contest.
The contest encourages amateur photographers, who may live either in Lunenburg or outside its boundaries, to capture current scenes that reflect the history of Lunenburg in photographs taken in the county during the past 12 months. The Society expressed its appreciation to all who entered and said it was able to collect photos that are of historical significance.