top of page

Newsletter 112 Thursday 12th May 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge with Karen Burton and Paul

Personally, Jan and I am off to Photo-London early tomorrow morning on the first train out so this Newsletter is going out on Thursday night.

Members had a great night out tonight, around and about in Falmouth along with a good old chat. Hopefully we may be seeing some of the results of their endeavors in our Facebook page so look out for them.

Thanks to Karen for leading the group and I’m sure it was a very interesting evening and set members up with the confidence to go out and about on their own.

Summer Programme –

Karen continues to plan our Summer Programme and don’t forget that if you have any ideas, please get in touch.


Next Season

Diary Dates – (From Karen and Paul) PCC

  • Sunday 15th May from 1 pm – Banger Racing at United Downs. Remember judges like images that are unusual and there are bound to be characters and crashes that are competition candidates. Please advise Karen if you are going. Here’s a map courtesy of Google

Banger Racing at United Downs

Camera settings? This will be weather dependent but I’m planning to leave home with; S mode and set the speed to 1/750th, I may crank it up faster (1/1000?) on the day. 1/250th might work for tracking shots. ISO 400-800 should be good, less if sunny. Shooting mode; Continuous. Metering; Centre-weighted. White balance; Auto or sunny/cloudy depending on the day. A longer lens (200mm+) will beat a shorter lens (70mm-) BUT there will be dust. Focusing through the safety fence will be a NIGHTMARE for most cameras - try and avoid it! Cars coming out of a corner towards you will give the best results.

  • Thursday 19th May - Porthleven Meet Up meet by Harbour Inn, TR13 9JB at 6.30pm.

  • Penryn Jubilee Celebrations – Monday 30th May to Saturday 4th June. Below you will see the latest programme along with the allocated photographers. If I have anything wrong or if you wish to join in please let me know.

  • Penryn Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (Derek’s Edit)

    • MONDAY 30TH May at 7.30pm Temperance Hall History Talk – “A Right Royal Connection” What the town did or didn’t do in 1902. Past mayors discuss. Photographer: PCC Member wanted

    • TUESDAY 31st May at 10am Penryn Library Crown making with “The Little Craft Room” – drop in during the morning Photographer: Dee

    • WEDNESDAY 1st June at 2pm Temperance Hall Royal Garden Party hosted by the Mayor The “Forget-me-not Singers” followed by afternoon Tea – (Bring your own cup/plate). Dress up with a hat etc if you wish. Royal Cake competition – Victoria Sponge – Photograph/Adult Crown judging by the Mayor at ** Ring 01326 – 373086 to reserve a seat. Photographer: Dee

    • THURSDAY 2nd June at 2pm – Temperance Hall Royal Tea Dance with Ron Bunyan – refreshments available – Free entrance Photographer: Claire & Eve

    • THURSDAY 2nd June at 7pm – (Penryn) Exchequer Quay “The Queen” and Royal party will arrive by boat at 7pm to be met by the Mayor and VIPs. Short service followed by live music “The Prevention” 9.15pm Jubilee Beacon lighting with refreshements available from the Quay cafe. Photographer: Karen & Derek

    • FRIDAY 3rd June – Mayor’s Dinner/Dance at 7pm Falmouth Hotel Book your place at 01326 373086 Photographer: Karen

    • SATURDAY 4th June – Jubilee Town Carnival at 6.30pm Memorial Gardens 7pm – Marine Town Band, Boys and Girls Brigade and Embrace dance and majorettes. Join in with prizes for best entries. Photographer: Karen & Derek

    • SUNDAY 5th June – Party In The Park at 1pm till 5pm Trelawney Park Mayor opens at 1pm followed by Scruffy Mutts dance group. Punch & Judy 1.30 and 3pm “Motown Pirates” from 1.30pm “The Qwest” from 3.30pm Refreshments available or bring your own picnic. Photographer: Karen & Derek _____________________________________________________________________________

    • PCC Annual Awards & Celebration Dinner – Saturday 25th June – 5.30pm for 6pm Why not enjoy a fabulous evening together, celebrating our splendid achievements for 2022! The menu sent out by Karen shows three choices from each 2 or 3 courses so please advise Karen if you are coming and pay the appropriate fee to our bank account.

Bank Account Name: Penryn Camera Club, Account No: 00544956, Sort Code: 30 98 57

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • Friday 20th May 2022 at 7pm

The CPA Annual Competition

The CPA Annual Competition is being held at: St John’s Methodist Church, Bodmin Road, St Austell, PL25 5AE This will be in the main Church which has 2 floors of seating. There is a kitchen for tea and coffee and lots of room to display the prints.

We will have the use of the screen, projector and sound system. There is a car park next door to the church and also disabled parking and access. There will be 11 clubs competing as 2 clubs feel they are unable to join in this year.

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 GolfClub until 16th May.

Best wishes Derek, Karen and Paul



bottom of page