Thursday October 13, Themed Competition on the subject “Emphasis”

There is still plenty of time still to put the challenge of up to 6 pictures in this competition with the theme of Emphasis. How you interpret this is a personal choice, Simon Pearce, our Competition Secretary will be circulating the details of the event nearer the date.

The judge for this event is Phil Howcroft from Arnold & District Camera Club. His details can be found at

Wendy Nutall, who suggested the idea of Emphasis has published a brief paper of her ideas around the subject. Click on the link to download the details. EMPHASIS




Thursday October 6th, Touring Around British Isles – Christopher Stone

Christopher Stones will be delivering a talk on “Touring Around British Isles”

The British Isles talk consist of area like Cornwall Devon North Wales and the Lake District. Looking at the landscape and local history of the area. This will also include a trip on the Settle to Carlisle Railway for all of those interested in the Railways.

About Chris 

I have been interested in photography for a number years and have been giving presentations for NEMPF and Midland Counties for the same amount of time. And have also written a number of books including the Matlock Cable Car. At this time i am writing a book on the British Isles this includes areas such as Cornwall North Wales and the Lake District. All of these areas are covered in my photographs.  Further to this i also teach Local History for the Worker Educational Association. One of my over interest is canals and railways.

Chris is based locally in Derbyshire.

22nd September – Welcome back

We are now approaching the start of the new season for the photographic society, which begins on Thursday 22nd September at the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall in Melbourne. This is opposite Doves Garage. The Hall opens from around 7:15 pm with the meeting starting at 7:30 pm until 10:00pm, after which we tend to retire for an informal discussion at Harpurs on the Main Street.

The evening will have a number of different items on the Agenda.

  • Introduction to the Programme for 2016 & 2017
  • Competition process and new procedures
  • A look at the ‘Emphasis’ themed competition
  • Feedback on outstanding items from the AGM
  • Presentation of outstanding awards from the last season.

This night is well suited to address any questions from perspective new members as well as existing members finding out more about the programme and what else is planned for the coming year.

Alan May will also be there to collect the fees for this season. They are

  • Single Member, £38.00
  • Joint members £58.00
  • Junior Member, Under 21 £5.00
  • Visitor , £4.00

We look forward to see members Old & New there


Melbourne Arts Festival – Assistance Required.

We are coming up to the final exhibition of the year – Melbourne Arts Festival –  on Saturday/Sunday 17th August and 18th August . From 10:00 – 17:00hrs on both days.

This gives us our chance to promote the club and show off our work, to improve local awareness and to help gain new members

We have arranged for us to set up on Friday evening.  We have already got the volunteers to do this from 16.00hrs at 49 Church Street Melbourne.

We are running a tombola stall and need some suitable quality prizes please. We would be really grateful for any donations. We can pick them up front Harper’s on Thursday evening or you can bring them to the venue.

This exhibition will remain in   place for a two day period.  It will need members of the club to man it during this time. To make sure this runs smoothly we need club members to volunteer their time 1 – 2 hours at the exhibition venue: 49 Church Street Melbourne.

Please contact me at the following e-mail address ( or Paul ( with your offers of help so that I can plan the day.

We have coffee and tea making facilities so if you fancy a cuppa while helping you will need to bring your own cup.