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SLPS Annual Exhibition at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Damian McGillicuddy receiving his honorary membership award from L&CPU President Garth Tighe

We are pleased to announce the success of our Annual Exhibition held again at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The exhibition was opened by Master Landscape Photographer Paul Gallagher. L&CPU President Garth Tighe attended the opening evening along with guests from Photographic Clubs from throughout the North-West.

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

Poulton-le-Fylde celebrate their Golden Anniversary

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Roger Goodwill, Life Member of the Society and previous head of the Photographic Department of Blackpool and the Fylde College, his wife Ann and Chairman Phil Hodson DPAGB EFIAP BPE1*

Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society was formed 50 years ago after the town’s Festival Committee ran a photographic competition. They have just celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a dinner at Singleton Lodge. Guest speaker at the occasion was Roger Goodwill, a Life Member of the Society and previous head of the Photographic Department of Blackpool and the Fylde College. He is shown (left) in the photo with his wife Ann and Chairman Phil Hodson DPAGB EFIAP BPE1*.

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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 www.crewephotosoc.com 

Chorley PS win North Cheshire Challenge PDI Trophy

Chorley President Will Stead receiving the trophy from judge Richard Spiers

Chorley President Will Stead receiving the trophy from judge Richard Spiers

North Cheshire Challenges Pdi results Chorley win again, doing the double yet again!! Beating home team North Cheshire by 1 point. But North Cheshire got overall winning image!

Rob Hockney – President of the NCPS – said, “Chorley were worthy winners once again, but were pushed a little harder in PDIs with hosts North Cheshire one point behind in second place and Leek taking third.

Chorley PS win North Cheshire Challenge Print Trophy

NCPS Challenge Print Trophy: (l-r) Rob Hockney - NCPS President, Jane Lines - Chorley PS Comp Sec, Garth Tighe - President of the L&CPU

NCPS Challenge Print Trophy: (l-r) Rob Hockney – NCPS President, Jane Lines – Chorley PS Comp Sec, Garth Tighe – President of the L&CPU

Tonight, Chorley PS won the North Cheshire Photographic Society Print Challenge in a battle with sixteen other clubs. Will Stead – President of Chorley – said, “A great night and another amazing win for the members of Chorley PS. Thanks to Jane (Lines – Chorley’s External Competition Secretary) for all her hard work in sorting the entries. Looking forward to tonight and the PDI knockout.” Jane Lines remarked “Don’t hold your breath ………it’s another clubs time to shine!!!”

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.