THE former BT telephone box, which now houses the Gallery on the Green in Settle, has featured many different exhibits over the years, but this month it returns to its origins when the focus is on phones.

Mobiles, landlines, phone boxes, phone lines, puns and jokes and all sorts of pictures of telephones, real and imaginary, form the basis of Settle Photographic Group’s exhibition Focus on Phones which opens this Saturday.

All the work is new and has been made at a scale that works in the tiniest of exhibition spaces that constitutes one of the world’s smallest art galleries.

Settle Photographic Group (SPG) is well-known in the town for the annual Photo Trail, when photos are displayed in shop windows for several weeks and then go on to the annual exhibition in Clapham Village Hall at the end of the summer.

SPG is a local society for amateur photographers, offering a warm welcome to any prospective member irrespective of their experience, age, skill level or specific interest.

The aim is to help every member develop their photographic skills through a varied programme of talks, demonstrations, discussions, challenges, online galleries, outings and exhibitions.

Members share their knowledge about a huge range of cameras, photographic accessories and software.

Members meet at 7.30pm throughout the year on the third Monday of the month at Townhead Court in Settle (opposite the Medical Centre). Additional meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from October to April.

Details of forthcoming meetings and further information about the Settle Photographic Group can be found at and on the ‘Settle Photographic Group’ Facebook page.

Visitors are welcome to come along to any meeting.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and runs until March 12.

More information about Settle’s Gallery on the Green and how to find it can be obtained from, the local tourist information centre or on the tourist information website.