A FORMER Tavistock College student who has written many books on the West Devon area is visiting Shaugh Prior next month to collect and scan photographs for his new book. Don Balkwill will be attending three venues in the village in order to obtain new copies of photographs ,after a mishap with printing pictures for his book. Early in December 2007 Mr Balkwill discovered some photographs sent to the publishers were not suitable for printing as they were emailed to him at 72 dots per inch and to print them at a reasonable size and quality, the pictures need to be 300 dpi. Although some people have agreed to re-scan their pictures at 300 DPI and send them by post on a CD, many don't know where the original photo is from — so to tackle this problem Mr Balkwill has organised a visit to the parish along with his laptop and scanner to copy pictures which some residents may wish to bring along. On Friday, February 8 he will visit Shaugh Prior Primary School in the afternoon, thanks to an invite by headteacher Caroline Pitt. On Saturday, February 9 he shall be at Lee Moor Village Hall where the parish plan steering group is also holding a Chinese New Year celebration. And on Sunday, February 10 he has hired Shaugh Prior Village Hall from 1pm to 4pm. Mr Balkwill, who now lives in Wales, said: 'At all three venues there will be a display of photographs for people to see and hopefully identify. 'So if you live in, or close to the area I would be very grateful if you could bring along any photographs you may have to one of the venues.'