Camera Club member Tim Buxey dies but his photos live on

A former oil refinery worker and pub owner turned prominent amateur photographer, has died aged 56.

Tim Buxey, a prominent member of the Isle of Wight County News Camera Club on Facebook, captured stunning footage of the island’s wildlife and events.

He grew up in Millbrook, Southampton, and went to Millbrook School.

Tim worked at Fawley Refinery in his early years, then went to work for B&Q, then ran a pub in Swanwick, Derbyshire, before moving to the island.

He had four children, Hannah, Maddison, Ella-Louise and Harry.

Tim had enjoyed speed skating at Southampton Ice Rink, belonged to the Southampton Civil Service Club and also played football.

He enjoyed drawing, painting and poetry before later embarking on photography.

Through photography, he has helped many other people with mental health issues to start taking pictures.

When he moved to the island, Tim lived in Freshwater and volunteered with the mental health charity Isorropia.

He spent a lot of time walking around with his camera and Freshwater Bay, The Causeway and Tennyson Down were some of his favorite spots.

He also loved fishing.

The funeral takes place at St Peter’s Church, Maybush, Southampton, at 1pm on March 4, followed by interment in Hollybrook Cemetery.

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