The 2018 – 2019 Winter Season begins

Hi All,

It’s all go as we start the new season, looking at the programme which was available last week we can look forward to an excellent year ahead (nobody seems to have spotted any typo’s yet and I have only had to make one apology for an omission, so far so good).

Last week went well with a lot of new faces coming to look at what we get up to, a few were brought in by existing members, so have you a friend who you think might enjoy our sociable hobby?

This week it’s the first of the new season and lots going on:

We have a Raffle with some wonderful prizes on top of the bottles of booze.  

A Bring & Buy where you bring along your unwanted photographic gear (please no darkroom bits as non of our members work in the darkroom any more). Put a label on the item with your name and asking price and see if it tempts someone’s pocket – someone’s unwanted is someone else’s treasure.

We have various awards from last season left over so if you think you are due something please come along and collect it. We won’t be having the “bling” or “red carpet” but I will ask our President, Barry Green, to offer the congratulations.

We have set aside a little time to preview the new programme content and the changes to the competition rules which members have asked for.  I would also like to ask opinions as to the sort of models you would like to see as well as the sort of things you like to do on practical nights, so please have a little think.

The main part of the evening will be a presentation by those members who entered for PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) Distinctions and hopefully we will get a few personal back stories to the images as well as a few “I was cheated”.

Then if we have time we will have a devilish quiz to test your photographic and general knowledge. We will lay the room out with table seating to make it a more sociable event and that way we can do the quiz as a table team quiz. There may even be prizes.

Please note that due to the leaks in the one corner of the hall with a chaired off floor space it will be tighter than normal, so it’s “up close and personal”. Please do not touch the barrier chairs and buckets. Guess who got told off for moving them last week?

If you want to take your camera out this weekend then try the Middle Earth Festival over at Sarehole Mill, Hall Green. Birmingham (look up info. on Lots of interesting characters and photo opportunities and great family outing. Only £1 entry and under 16’s are free.   Hope to see you there – although I am one of the volunteers so will probably be busy, but please say “hello”.

Hope to see you next Tuesday.

Best wishes,


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