Melbourne Carnival – Saturday 14th July – Assistance Required.

We are coming up to the First exhibition of the year – The Melbourne Carnival on Saturday 14th 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.

To make sure this runs smoothly we need club members to volunteer their time (1 – 2 hours) to assist with this exhibition.  Again, 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.  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 also need you to submit your images to display. We are arranging a collection of your prints at Harpers on Thursday 12th 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 could also indicate if you are happy for the photos to be sold on the day, it would be appreciated

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

Tony PedleyExhibition Secretary

Annual Dinner – Thursday 10th May 2018 – The Hardinge Arms, Kings Newton

I am pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Dinner will be held at the Hardinge Arms, in Kings Newton on Thursday 10 May, 7:00 for 7:30pm. The Society’s Annual Awards will be made during the evening. The meal is open to members and their spouses as in previous years. The cost for the three course meal is £20 per person.

The menu is;

Dinner Menu

Thursday 10th May 2018

Melbourne Photographic Society


Soup of the Day

Liver Pate, with Toast and leaves

English Salad

Bacon, black pudding, mushroom and poached egg

Breaded Whitebait, Served with Salad and Tartar sauce


Slow Roasted Duck Salad

Fresh strawberries, leaves, orange dressing

Traditional Roast Belly Pork

New potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Shin of Beef

Slow cooked in beer and served with mash and seasonal vegetables

Pesto Linguine

Fresh linguine tossed with homemade basil pesto, With garlic bread

Pan Fried Mackerel Fillets

With warm horse radish potato salad and fresh leaves


Chocolate brownie, with cream or custard

Bread and Butter pudding, with custard

Lemon Possett, with fresh cream and shortbread

3 Course Dinner £20.00 Per Person

Coffee/Cheese Board available for extra £3 per person 

Are you Interested in going, please let John, Paul or Alan know along with a £10 deposit by the 26th April. We will be asking for you menu selections during April for all those who are attending.


Members Night, 4th January 18

We return for the seasonal break, to the first members night of the season. As normal this is open to the membership to make a short presentation on a subject of their choice.  This could be anything from your own audio-visual presentation, to a presentation on your favourite subject, to a talk on your favourite area of photography.    You might have something you want to understand more about, or skills you want to learn. We can always see if we can find someone to cover that area, given enough notice.

Your offers and suggestions would be appreciated to make this evening a success. Please contact Paul Cooper if you want to participate.