Melbourne Carnival 2019

Our annual first exhibition of the year was held at Melbourne Carnival. Since the theme was under the sea, we setup a backdrop for parents to take photos of their children against, which proved popular.
There was plenty of interest expressed in the club and the exhibition and we hope to see some new members join up when the new season starts in September.
Thanks to everyone who helped setup and man the tent, plus those who provided prints.

Claymills Pumping Station, Thursday 25th July

Our Next summer photography evening is at Clay mills Pumping Station, Stretton, Burton on Trent, on Thursday 25th July. Full details will be published shortly, but it is planned as an evening trip, and costs should be around £5 per person. There is plenty to do there, as you can see from the website
Please let Alan or Lorraine know if you will be there

Liverpool Trip. Saturday 28th September

Alan May is planning an extended weekend trip to the Liverpool Area commencing on Saturday,  28th September for two nights, although the option for just a single night exists. Costs are expected to be in the region of £120 for the two nights plus meals and drinks. The event will be based at the Travelodge, Liverpool Docks. Alan is negotiating a group price for the trip. There is plenty to do in the area, and if you are interested in going contact Alan May ( )  to discuss this further with him.

Bowls Night, July 4th – Next Thursday

Hi all just a reminder we have a social evening at the bowls club Kings Newton from 1900hrs. Come and try your hand at a game of bowls or bring your camera and take some images of the night. They will have a barrel of beer on for us.

Could you please let me know if you will be attending so we have an idea of numbers. Thank you

e-mail or leave a message on our facebook page

Last Years Action

The Melbourne Carnival on Saturday 13th July

Hi, its that time again when we have our first exhibition of the year – The Melbourne Carnival on Saturday 13th July.

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

For this to happen we need two things. Firstly members to man the stands, interact with the public. Secondly we need prints to display and show what the club is about. This year we are trying something new and setting up a “photo zone” where people can photo their nearest and dearest against a fun backdrop, etc

To make sure this runs smoothly we need club members to volunteer their time (1 – 2 hours) to assist with this exhibition.

In particular we are looking for members to assist between 12:00 and 14:00 when the event is at its busiest. We have been requested to man the gates . Manning the gates is a worthwhile job, as a club we receive a cash award for doing this role that goes towards our annual fund raising. This year both gates our open and we are looking for people to man them for 1 hour

We are looking for the following:-

1. To help set the stand between 9:30 – 11:30hrs.

2. To man the stand between 12:00 – 17:00hrs

3. To man the Main Gate 12:00 – 14:00hrs

4. Then dismantle the stand after 17:00hrs and return boards etc to Thomas Cook hall.

We are arranging a collection of your prints at Harpers on Thursday 11th July at 21:00hrs.

If you cannot make it to Harper’s you can please let us know by email and we can make alternative arrangements

If you can help in any way with time or prints please contact me, Tony Pedley (, 0798 6292047)

Your help as always is greatly appreciated, Tony