Bury PS win Annual Ted Coleman Multi Club Knockout Competition

Noel & Eva by John Riley

Noel & Eva by John Riley

Rochdale & District Camera Club held the Annual Ted Coleman Multi Club Knockout Competition on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 . Fifteen clubs from around the region took part this year with close on 100 making up the audience.

The event opened with a few moments of silence in memory of the horrors of the previous evening at the Arena in Manchester.

The judge for the evening was David Butler MFIAP EFIAP ARPS EPSA PPSA BPE5* and was chaired by Frank Harrison, chairman of Rochdale & District Camera Club.

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!

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.

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.

Chorley PS take top spot in Annual Clubs Competition!

This afternoon, Chorley PS took top spot in the 2017 Annual Clubs Competition. Joint second place went to the Evolve Group and Warrington PS (who were mentioned many times throughout the competition!).

The entire competition ran rapidly and smoothly, thanks to the software systems produced by Adrian Lines, and the efforts of the ‘back room boys’ under the guidance of competition secretary Bob Robinson.