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Oldham Photographic Society 150th Anniversary Dinner

Mike Lawrence (centre) being presented with the Roll of Honour medal by L&CPU President, Garth Tighe with Gordon Jenkins, PAGB President (right).

Mike Lawrence (centre) being presented with the Roll of Honour medal by L&CPU President, Garth Tighe with Gordon Jenkins, PAGB President (right).

On Thursday 18th May, 37 members and friends attended a dinner to celebrate the society’s 150th anniversary, held at the Old Bill restaurant in Oldham. Special guests were Gordon Jenkins, President of the PAGB, accompanied by Dianne Owen, and Garth Tighe President of the L&CPU.

South Manchester Camera Club 2017 Photographic Exhibition

The South Manchester Camera Club Photographic Exhibition runs 10th June- 2nd July 2017 at The Parsonage in Didsbury as part of Didsbury Arts Festival.
There will be a fantastic and diverse range of images on display from South Manchester Camera Club, with prints also for sale.
*Vote for your favourite print and be in with a chance to win a meal at Croma Pizza!

Accrington Annual Exhibition 2017

“Nightglow” winner of the Harold Blakey Cup, 2016, by Tony Hopkinson

“Nightglow” winner of the Harold Blakey Cup, 2016, by Tony Hopkinson

The Annual Exhibition will be held from Saturday the 10th June until Sunday the 30th July at the

Haworth Art Gallery
Manchester Road

Admission is free.

The gallery is fully accessible with a ramped entrance, disabled toilet and a lift to the upper floor
The gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon to 4.45pm and Saturday, Sunday 12 noon to 4.15pm. Closed all day Monday.


South Liverpool Photographic Society Exhibition 2017

Grouse by Mike Lawson

Grouse by Mike Lawson

Showcasing a diverse selection of over 300 prints and projected images from members of South Liverpool Photographic Society.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Thurs 27th July to Wed 9th August
*Closed on Tues 1st Aug*

9 am 5pm FREE

Further information on our website –

To contact South Liverpool Photographic Society Tel/Text Irene 07702 028932 or EMAIL

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Midland Salon & SRGB Group are working together to keep prints alive – The SRGB Group club room, Southport is a Drop Off and Collection point for Print Entries for the Midland Salon. Closing date June 28th. 
Please contact through the SRGB Website Contact Page for Drop Off details etc.

Annual Individual Competition Results!

Judges - 2017 Annual Individual Competition

Judges – 2017 Annual Individual Competition.  (l-r) Leo Rich, Duncan Hill, Jim Marsden – holding winning prints from Phil Barber and Terry Donnelly.


Last weekend, the L&CPU Annual Individual Competition was held at a school in Lowton. Winner of the top award of Photographer of the Year goes to Philip Barber MPAGB BPE5, and the L&CPU Exec congratulate him on his win.

Runners up were two relative unknowns – Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE ARPS and Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE!

The competition was judged by Leo Rich APAGB, EFIAP/g, ARPS, Duncan Hill MPAGB, EFIAP and Jim Marsden FRPS, APAGB, EFIAP.

Events & Exhibition at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Saturday 15th April 2017 – Tuesday 30th May 2017
Admission free to exhibition & all events

Stockport Photographic Society is holding its 125th exhibition of members’ work at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. Entrance to the exhibition is free, please come and visit. During this time, we will also be holding several free events to help improve your photography, from smartphone to professional.

The exhibition comprises framed prints and digital projected images exhibited on a continuous rolling display. More details at

Chorley lad becomes President of the PAGB!

Gordon Jenkins - President of the PAGB

Gordon Jenkins – President of the PAGB

Chorley Photographic Society member and former President of the L&CPU Gordon Jenkins became President of the PAGB at its AGM on Saturday 8th of April

‘I am sure that everyone in the L&CPU along with other federations within the PAGB would like to join with me in extending our congratulations and best wishes to Gordon Jenkins ,from the L&CPU ,in his term as the President of the PAGB.’ said Garth Tighe, current President of the L&CPU.

You can see Gordon’s first few minutes in office in the video below.