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Newsletter #102 4th March 2022

Penryn Camera Club - Season 2021-2022 - Newsletter No. 102 Editor - Derek Godridge with Paul Cooper & Jeanette Ruberry

Firstly thanks to everyone who supported our Truro Cathedral tour, it was just a pity that the stairs were a little too much for some members to tour “The Treasures”. A big thank you also to Karen for organizing our lunches, especially for compiling our menu choices and liaising with Charlotte’s Tea House. The food was certainly very good!

our Truro Cathedral tour


  1. Last night’s “Battle” went off very well and we certainly gave Camborne/Redruth a good run for their money, coming a very close second! Apologies for the technical hitch which we think was due to overdoing the heating – the Zoom link was probably the last straw.

  2. Thursday 10th March – Colin Higgs local press photographer takes us on a journey from the dark into the light! As Karen said “He is a local journalist/photographer who will be sharing some exciting stories about the world of journalism.” It should be a good evening so don’t miss it .

from the dark into the light


  1. Thursday 17th March - KF3 Judging by Mark Walker

  2. Thursday 24th March – HAND-IN for Image and Print of the Year

  3. Thursday 14th April - Image and Print of the Year

Diary Dates


  • THIS SUNDAY March 6th - Spring meal at The Falmouth Hotel – 1250 for 1300 (1pm) please and don’t forget to bring your money for the raffle. I hear Karen has obtained some great prizes.

  • Thursday 31st March – at Penryn Museum photographing exhibits

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)


Member’s Exhibition 2022

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition and exhibition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country with prints and digital images shown at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • Entry details are here: - till 5th March !

News from Paul Cooper: Penryn Camera Club Survey.

Your committee is starting to plan next years activities.

It would be REALLY helpful if you could feedback what you like and don’t like so the 2023 program can be adjusted. Please treat this like a photo critique, there are no wrong answers but we are very keen to get your honest reviews. The easiest way to collect responses is via an on-line form in our website. You simply tick boxes or type responses and answers are automatically collated.

The form is here and is totally safe to use;

Critique of the club activities

If you feel uneasy about that for any reason there is

Penryn Camera Club survey
Download PDF • 52KB

which you can print, complete by hand (please use block capitals for any handwritten comments so they can be read) and return to Paul at the next meeting.

Finally (can you guess we are keen to get your response?) we have printed some copies and they will be available on Thursday. Please complete either on the night or by next week and again give to Paul. The form is not anonymous, as we may want to follow up on some of your ideas, but again there are no wrong answers. If the club does something you are not happy with, or misses something you want, the committee needs to know so we can make improvements.

Truro Cathedral Visit from Jeanette Ruberry:

As we gathered outside of Truro Cathedral on a perfect clear sunny Saturday, the anticipation of the photographic possibilities within proved tantalising. Perhaps the pre- tour, taking us down into the crypt to see ‘the treasures’ proved a bit of a tease - as we were not allowed to capture those images. However, it was a fascinating experience and well worth the add-on. I agree that the facts we learnt there enhanced the general tour to follow.

we gathered outside of Truro Cathedral

The Gothic Revival style of Cornwall’s only cathedral exudes majesty and history, although in the grand scheme of things Truro is a youngster as far as cathedrals go. Architect, John Loughborough Pearson, certainly knew his onions, combining the Early English Style with French characteristics to excellent effect.

It is pleasing that the original south aisle of St Mary’s Church survives, and has been seamlessly absorbed into the current building. A humbling comfort that though the mighty engine of time keeps turning - some things will survive.

The first bishop, Edward White Benson, was consecrated on the 25th April 1877 at St Pauls Cathedral. Somewhat fitting then that Penryn Camera Club can boast its own St Paul - he of technology and websites. What would we do without him?

The first bishop, Edward White Benson

The time spent in the cathedral passed very quickly. There was much to see, much to learn, and a photograph around every pillar. Our ‘headmistress’ Karen, did amazingly well in keeping us together and at the sort of pace that would get us to lunch on time.

Every good PCC outing involves food and beverages. Saturday was no exception as we gathered at Charlotte’s Tea Rooms for a delicious lunch. I am sure a good time was had by all and on behalf of everyone say a big thank you to those who made this prefect excursion happen.

Best wishes Derek, Paul and Jeanette


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