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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.

Alan informs us that he is now away for three weeks covering the dates that we had him booked for. Therefore in order to accomodate him and ensure that he is still able to deliver his back to back sessions, we have had to rejig the calender.

The remaining issues have been resolved satisfactorily, and therefore the Committee confirms that the next meeting at Grappenhall will be the last at that venue. The first meeting in Winwick Leisure Centre will be Monday 14th August. See your newsletter and the club events page for further details.

The club has a number of photography books that are available for lending to members. I'm hoping to implement some sort of lending library facility into the website, but that's some way off in the distance.

If you would like to borrow any of the book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will bring them along to the following session for return the session after that (longer loans can be arranged).

It took a little bit longer than planned (busy week) but the gallery for the winning images from the WDCC 2017 Water Competition is now available and can be found on the menus above under competitions / results. Galleries are best viewed full screen (there is a button top right to do this) and in portrait mode on a tablet.

The top 5 in both the Digital and Printed images category are presented - images from David Mellor, Bernard Booth, Mike Lyne, Adrian Battersby, Ian Sprott and Andy Gilbert

Tonight the club held the second competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and the theme was "Water".  The club welcomed back Janice Barton CPAGB BPE3 from Warrington Photographic Society to judge the images. There was a good volume of entries, especially prints, and Janice gave lots of feedback on the images - sadly not many of the authors were able to attend and the turnout was quite low for a competition night.

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

As announced at the club last night, the results are in, as follows. We currently have 31 paid up members, all of whom cast a vote, so a 100% turnout.

Option 1 - Remain at Grappenhall and increase fee to £55 per year - 6 votes

Option 2 - Remain at Grappenhall, keep fee same, introduce additional per session fee - 3 votes

Option 3 - Remain at Grappenhall, keep fee same, amend programme structure to cut costs - 5 votes

Option 4 - Cut costs by moving to Winwick, keep programme and fees the same - 17 votes.

Therefore a clear majority in favour of moving to Winwick. We have a couple of issues to iron out with 100% certainty before we commit to move, but it is anticipated that these will be addressed in the near future, and we could look to move venues in August / September. You will of course be kept up to date via the website, newsletters, and at club nights.

As those who were present at the last club meeting will know we are trying to get more involved with community activities. The idea behind these activities is two fold 1) it assists the community groups involved and 2 ) it is part of the main criteria for obtaining community funding. Making a funding application is definately the only way we are going to be able to replace our aging projection equipment in our current financial situation.

Tonight the club held the first competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and as ever the first of the year was an "open" category, inviting a broad selection of subject matter. The images were judged by Brian Dunsheath ARPS.

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