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.

Swarkstone Exhibition 21st – 22nd October

We are coming up to the final exhibition of the year.  This is the first time we have exhibited at Swarkestone Garden Centre and we are hoping  that this will be a great success..

To ensure things run smoothly I am asking the membership for some help.  If you can give an hour of your time on either the Saturday or Sunday that would be wonderful, plus we need some help with setting up on Friday afternoon and taking down on Sunday afternoon. We won’t need to have more than one or two people at any one time as there isn’t a Tombola to run.  We have some members selling merchandise who will be there for most of the weekend.

Please can you let me know if you are available to help. My email is

  Friday Set Up Saturday Sunday
12.00-1.00   Jennifer Z, John Z  
3.00-4.00 Jennifer Z, John Z, Lorraine, Ian, Alan    
4.00-5.00     Jennifer Z, John Z

Kind Regards,