Fordingbridge Camera Club season finishes in June. What should one do to fill the gap until we return in September? You could, I suppose, get into the garden or even worry about where you are in the new divisions of social class. There are now seven divisions, ranging from Elite to Precariat. As Ronnie Corbett said, I know my place! I shall be in the bottom class of the Camera Club. But better still, why not come and see our stand at some of the summer’s country shows, we will be at many of them:
Fordingbridge Summer Festival on Saturday 20th July, Ellingham and Frogham in August. You can talk about photography, pick the brains of some of our experienced members and take a close look at our work.
We are a friendly, go-ahead club meeting at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm on alternate Wednesdays. Our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk will soon have our programme for the new season. It is a mixture of talks by visiting top photographers, coupled with opportunities to show your work on top quality equipment and have it commented on by experienced photographic judges. In addition to our regular meetings, we are devoting many evenings to Practical Photography, a group to help members who are new-comers to photography. These sessions have proven to be very popular but are only open to club members.
Whilst gardening, you could think of the Bournemouth Echo report of a talk by Mrs Irene Graham. She delighted the audience with her tale of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945. “He always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946 they spelt out ‘Heil Hitler”.