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Valdemars Blankenburgs came to England as a refugee from Latvia after World War 2, and worked as the surveyor for the Forestry Commission at Kielder. He was a keen photographer, and created over 10,000 photographs of Kielder, Bellingham and the surrounding area. This year's seasonal exhibition covers his experiences as a refugee, the development of Kielder Forest, his interest in wildlife and in local history.