CHVPS Informal evening Bamford, Angler’s Rest 18 February 2019.‘What did you get for Christmas?’

Well actually not many people brought along their Christmas presents.  However, we had a great turn out with 12 members and a couple of partners joining in.  The evening was held in the Café end and it looked really good with the walls being adorned with members’ photos from our last competition Song titles and General images on show.

We were treated to some fantastic photography by Stephen Elliott from a recent visit he had to North Wales.  He has this uncanny ability to make what appears to be a depressing slate mine in Welsh rain into really interesting photographs that we all enjoyed seeing.  We also had viewings of images from Nick Chalkley, David Allwood and Ian Stanyon covering quite a mix of photographic genres.

The next informal evening is in April and is on Tuesday16th, so coinciding with Pizza night.  A theme has not been agreed yet, if anybody has any particular ideas they would like to suggest, please let Ian Stanyon know.  We look forward to seeing you at the Angler’s Rest, Bamford in April.

Synopsis of 14th February meeting

Ian Stanyon our 2019 Chair opened the second meeting of the year by making various announcements – the most important being covered in the screen presentation Ian shows via a projector each month. See below:

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As you can see from Ian’s screenshot, Club President Ray Fowler gave a presentation on “Ulster. From the troubles to the Titanic”, followed by my presentation entitled “Around the world in 80 weeks”. I’ve made a mosaic of images illustrating some parts of these presentations. I apologise for the fact that Ray’s and my images are in reverse order – but I’m still trying to get the hang of the new website system and the creation of a ‘mosaic image’ gallery

Synopsis of 10th Jan 2019 meeting

An evening of three parts. The first being the AGM, with members agreeing that annual subscriptions should rise from £24 to £25 p.a., with visitors fees being reduced to £3 per meeting.

The second was the presentation of competition cups and certificates. I’ve made a mosaic of these images – see below. If you want to see the names of those who won the Dennis Thorpe Trophy, the Catherine Cup and certificates, scroll down to my notes covering the June 2017 meeting.

The third part of the evening was our annual presentation by our incoming Chair (this year Ian Stanyon), with Ian showing us a selection of his images.