Tonight the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and the theme was "Warrington".  The club welcomed Nick Berentzen from South Manchester Camera Club to judge the images.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition - the results of which will be announced at the next club night, the AGM.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

Projected Digital Images Competition

1st - ‘St Oswald C of E Church, Winwick’ by Stephen Lee
2nd - ‘Warrington Old and New’ by Bernard Booth
3rd - ‘Lever Brothers and Bank 
4th - ‘Bank House’ by David Edwardson
5th - ‘Brian Bevan’ by Ian Sprott

Commended - Bernard Booth, Pete Carroll, Simon Molyneux, Stephen Lee 

Printed Images

1st - ‘Warrington Cultural Quarter’ by Andy Gilbert
2nd - ‘The London Bridge’ by Andy Gilbert
3rd -  ‘The Dingle’ by David Mellor
4th - ‘Encounter Birchwood’ by Ian Sprott
5th - ‘Grappenhall Village’ by Ian Sprott

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.

An online gallery of the winning images will be created as soon as the images are provided by the authors.

Following the committee meeting on Monday 22nd, we have more detail about the programme for the coming year, that I am in the process of entering on the website. However, whilst doing this I note that the wording for the next event was still in an old draft format and didn't accurately describe the next session. The wording sent out in the club newsletter was accurate, and has now been replicated on the club website programme page.

The programme of events is always potentially fluid. Committee members sketch out an initial plan, ensuring the right balance of guest speakers, workshops, competitions, location shoots etc, but then over time as speakers are booked and confirmed, our calendar might need to adjust to fit in with their availability. I endeavour to keep the website programme updated and accurate, so check back often to keep updated.

The provisional programme of events for club year 2018-2019 is now available, with just a couple of speakers left to confirm.

Will be delighted to see all L&CPU members at the preview.
But do take the opportunity to see the exhibition over the coming weeks.
The Haworth Art Gallery was built as a private residence in 1909 and is an important Arts and Crafts building. It also houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass outside the USA.
Visitors can get refreshments in the Gallery Kitchen during their visit.
Do note that the gallery closes on Mondays.
Harry Emmett CPAGB

Accrington Camera Club



The club exhibition is now up and running at Woolston Library. As you can see from the photos, some of our printed images are on display around the library on top of the bookshelves. The purpose is essentially to advertise the club, and we will seek opportunities to move the exhibition to other venues.

Woolston Library exhibition image 1Woolston Library exhibition image 2

I think you will agree that the images look great on display like this, and is a great way to re-use those competition entries we all worked so hard on.


The gallery for the recent "Song Titles" competition is now available. A great set of images I am sure you will agree. Congratulations to the winners. There is one more competition to enter for the 2017-2018 year, and is themed "Warrington". Get started on your images! They need to be submitted at the end of January 2018.

Tonight the club held the third competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and the theme was "Song Titles".  The club welcomed Colin Douglas from St Helens Camera Club to judge the images.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. The winners and placings were as follows:-

Misplaced the latest newsletter? Accidentally deleted it? Don't worry I have added a new menu item on the news page to view the most recent club newsletter. This also means that the newsletter is available for visitors to view. 

The committee met on Monday 4th Sep and began work on the programme for the next club year. The skeleton structure is now laid out on the events menu. As guest speakers are confirmed, the details will be fleshed out. Please note that the programme is still flexible, and if you have any ideas for the programme please let the committee know.

I've updated the website to reflect our new meeting place of Winwick Leisure Centre. Our first meeting there will be for the next session (14th August) which will be a model night. Bring your cameras and your portrait lenses. Studio lighting and remote triggers will be provided. Visitors are welcome to observe but will be unable to take part due to limited time with the models - we have to prioritise paid up members.


A big thank you to all that attended and donated to the Astley Green Colliery Museum. Dave was able to hand over a donation of £80, but I know other members placed their donations in the on-site collection tins, so I'm sure we must have donated in the region of £100 overall. The donation was really gratefully received.