Coronavirus Covid-19 ends this season early

Following the Government advice announced on Monday 16th March it has, regretfully, been decided that the 2019-2020 season will now finish early. As things stand the club will not meet again until the new season starting in September 2020.

The first meeting of the new season will be an extraordinary meeting to replace the AGM. The ‘Best of the rest’ competition will be replaced by the ‘Print of the year 2019-2020’ competition.

Now that the decision has been made we will look to develop some club activities online.

Open Print competition – 16th March 2020


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak this was our last meeting for the foreseeable time. The plethora of quality images was an opportune reminder of the standard of photography at the club.

The judge for this competition was Steve Clifford AFIAP, CPAGB, BPE3

I currently have the prints and I’ll do some better photographs of the prints than the flash glare ones I did on my ‘phone on the night. That said, I’d prefer to use the quality provided by a digital file of the original. Thanks Les for sending me your files.


1stBrass clocksChristine Lovatt
2ndTextured tulipChristine Lovatt
3rdSunset over TaransayCharles Harris
Highly commendedWatching the sunsetAlan Lovatt
Highly commendedTom Ingram (BTCC)David Bourne
CommendedChrissie Rouse Superstock 1000David Bourne
CommendedDreamy dancerAlan Lovatt
Sundown – Taransay by Charles


1stIn need of decorationWendy Irwin
2ndBlue TitLes Beardmore
3rdLuke Hedger 1000cc SuperstockCliff Hughes
Highly commendedBrown HaresLes Beardmore
Highly commendedWinnats PassAlastair Gorton
CommendedMorning mistPaul Way
CommendedThe clearing stormIrene Stupples

Open PDI competition 17th February 2020

The judge for this competition was Ken Hudson CPAGB BPE3* from Aldridge Photographic Society. The Advanced category proved particularly challenging to judge with the 63 entries in the group.


1stMisty morning John Suam
2ndSunset at ThurneChris Lord
3rdHave I got moos for you ! David Bourne
Highly commendedWoolwich pierCharles Harris
Highly commendedWoodpecker David Bourne
CommendedStormy skiesGordon Clayton
CommendedWorking for peanuts David Bourne


1stIn the pinkWendy Irwin
2ndBlue still lifeWendy Irwin
3rdMountain hare in snowLes Beardmore
Highly commendedParkhouse HillAlastair Gorton
Highly commendedRaspberry car jamWendy Irwin
CommendedMeadow PipitLes Beardmore
CommendedMam Tor sunriseDavid Slade