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Newsletter #113 Friday 20th May 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge with Paul Cooper

Last night was another summer treat to Porthleven where we thoroughly enjoyed our Fish and Chips and err...... Oh yes took some photos too !! Why not head on over to our Facebook page for more samples!

Porthleven 1

“Photo London” Trip Jan and I had a great weekend and as mentioned last week visited the superb Photo London event at Somerset House - see if you can spot anyone you might know !

“Photo London” Trip

Banger Racing (Paul Cooper) Thanks to Ash running about, the group gradually coalesced near the double-decker bus. On arrival the few £’s discount Karen organised made us feel special. Thanks, Karen. We were on an embankment so had a great view of the track, including two corners where most of the action happened.

A few fender-benders but I didn’t see a spectacular photo-worthy crash - where do we go for a refund? Regrettably, the evening rain arrived a bit too early dampening the day literally and figuratively BUT we all had some images “in the bag” before that happened.

Banger Racing (Paul Cooper)

Things we discovered: Bring your own seat, the ground is hard! Some of the drivers were younger than anticipated. Move your camera off specialist settings (Sepia, Bird watching) before half the racing is over :-). Names are withheld to protect the guilty. Bring your own food, the queues are glacerial. Banger racing is more fun than we anticipated and we would all go back again, especially on a sunny afternoon. Nobody in PCC had a single clue about the scoring, how they spotted a winner or what was happening from start to finish! As always loads of laughter, and chatter as our happy band enjoyed another summer (?) outing.

A bit dusty

Are you watching?

Summer Programme –

  • Thursday 26th – Portreath – Car Park 7.30pm hopefully to catch some “Blue hour” shots.


  • At this week’s committee meeting we discussed the idea of having a “Freedom Competition” series over the Summer so it may well be coming to you shortly !!

Diary Dates PCC

  • 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. NB = More PCC members are still welcome to join in !

  • Don’t forget there is still time to enter the Penryn Jubilee “Flowers for Her Majesty” Photography Competition with the final hand-in date of 25th May. Details as per my previous email. Penryn Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (Derek’s Edit) o 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: Jeanette TUESDAY 31st May at 10am Penryn Library Crown making with “The Little Craft Room” – drop in during the morning Photographer: PHOTOGRAPHER WANTED 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 Book your place at 01326 373086 Photographer: Karen SATURDAY 4th June – Jubilee Town Carnival at 6.30pm 7pm – Marine Town Band, Boys and Girls Brigade and Embrace dance and majorettes. Join in with prizes for best entries. Photographer: Karen & Derek Falmouth Hotel Memorial Gardens 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)

  • TONIGHT- Friday 20th May 2022 at 7pm 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 which is FREE after 7pm. There will be 11 clubs competing as 2 clubs feel they are unable to join in this year.

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • TBA

Best wishes Derek and Paul


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