Category: Clubs General


We are sorry to report that Robert Vince of Sandbach Photographic Society passed away on the night of the third of June. As well as being a member of Sandbach, Rob also served in the past on the committee of…

L&CPU Adopt New Standard Resolution


You are probably aware that the PAGB have taken a decision to adopt a new standard resolution of 1600pixel by 1200 pixel for images entered into competition from July 2017.

At a recent L&CPU, executive committee meeting it was decided that we should also adopt and phase in this new resolution beginning with the next Annual Club Competition in March 2017.

We will continue to accept the 1400 x1050 format in L&CPU Competitions, along with smaller image sizes.  However, we strongly suggest that you do not submit image sizes smaller than 1400 x 1050, as they will be significantly smaller when projected onto the screen.

This proposed move however does not mean your club need to upgrade your projector, as the increase in pixel size is only a requirement of entry into L&CPU & PAGB competitions.

Further reading on this subject can be seen in the PAGB e-news issues 161 extra April2016 and 169 August 2016.

Brian Magor receives APSA from the President of the PSA

Brian Magor APSA

Brian Magor APSA receiving his award

Brian Magor, MPSA EFIAP/b CPAGB, Secretary of Hoylake Photographic Society, recently travelled to San Antonio in Texas to receive the award of APSA from the President of the PSA, Charlie Burke, for his service and dedication to the Society, including his service as Exhibition Standards Director and First Vice Chair of the Photo Travel Division, as Exhibitions Standards Regional Director for PSA Region 2 – Indian Sub Continent, and as Administrator for Digital Dialogue Study Group 23; for his leadership in, and service to, the Hoylake Photographic Society, including service as Chair of the annual Hoylake International Exhibition; and for his contributions to photography as judge, exhibitor, and presenter.

Donald Kitson, of Bacup Camera Club – Obituary

Donald Kitson Entwistle On Wednesday 28th September 2016, Donald peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of 51 years to Claire, much loved dad and grandad to Kerry and Frank, Joshua, Joseph and Isaac, Trudi and Dermot,…

Award Winners in the Hoylake International Exhibition and ‘Meet and Greet’ evening

Barry Quatermass CPAGB, Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB BPE3, Garth Tighe, Paul Higgins, Janet Davies AFIAP GPU-Cr1 CPAGB AWPF BPE2*,

Barry Quatermass CPAGB, Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB BPE3, Garth Tighe, Paul Higgins, Janet Davies AFIAP GPU-Cr1 CPAGB AWPF BPE2*

Former and much missed L&CPU committee member Diana Magor sent us this photo which was taken of some of the award winners in the Hoylake International Exhibition who came to their first showing last week. They were presented with their medals and ribbons by L&CPU President Garth Tighe.

Roll of Honour award for Howard Gregory

HG Roll of HonourJohn Smith – Past President of the L&C – presenting the Roll of Honour award for Howard Gregory to Suzanne Gregory.

Howard’s name was added to the L&CPU Roll of Honour at the AGM in February for services to L&CPU clubs in giving talks and demonstrations on all things Audio – Visual and also for being one of the founder members and running the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group for the past 23 years.

Photograph by Jack Heathcote

From 7th April Crewe PS will be at a new venue, the new LIFESTYLE CENTRE in Crewe centre, just down the road from the club’s old venue, Crewe Library. Address is Moss Square, Crewe, CW1 2BB. See 

Wigan 10 win the Maurice Dorikens Trophy

Maurice Dorikins TrophyCongratulations go to Wigan 10 Foto Club, who have won the Maurice Dorikens Trophy in 2015 for being the most consistent club in the last five years in the FIAP World Cup for Clubs. In this period, they have won the World Cup three times.

PAGB GB Cup Success for Chorley

Chorley PS Logo

The PAGB GB Cup Competition was run this weekend in Dumfries. We’re pleased to report that Chorley Photographic Society came joint first in the Nature Section and won the Open Section outright. L&CPU President John Smith said “It is excellent news; Chorley are now one of the top clubs in the country and giving our traditional stars, Wigan 10 FC, some competition. Congratulations to Chorley and to all the L & C clubs who entered.”

Obituary – Margaret Suddaby

Margaret Suddaby

Margaret Suddaby

Mrs Margaret Suddaby LRPS CPAGB, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 7th, 2016. Margaret was an Honorary Life Member of Southport Photographic Society, a society she served tirelessly and in many capacities before she, and her husband, Keith, relocated to Morpeth, Northumberland to be closer to their immediate family.