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Newsletter #68 2nd July 2021

Editor - Derek Godridge and guest author Wendy Bate

1. As many of you will know, we had a great “meet-up” last night at “The Great Flat Lode” with a super show of members and a couple of dogs. It was excellent to see so many members supporting the trip and even in the car park at the end I was asked “When is the next one!” So it must have been popular.

Great Flat lode #1
Great Flat lode #2


  1. As above, great to see everyone last night !

  2. Next one is a Zoom on 8th July at 7.30.


  1. Well done to Victor with his latest victory and also the many runners-up 12-I Got The Ball by Mandy, 11-Swan Burst by Carol, 9-Deep Pink Campion by Raymond 14-Old Boats- Claire Tagg and finally my 13-Summer night.

  2. The next competition is OPEN with manipulation allowed for the 15th July – entries by Midday 14th June latest to Victor please.

Diary Dates Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA) 11th September – CPA 50th Anniversary celebration – Carnon Downs Village Hall 4pm till late 17th September hand-in for 20th November 2021 CPA Nature & Wildlife Competition

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) 9th October 2021 - WCPF Zoom Annual General Meeting 2.00 pm Zoom Afternoon Lecture by Antony Penrose Subject “Lee Miller: Witnessing Women at War”

Wendy Bate – Club Outings – part 2



A good photo session, followed by drinks and a chat at the local pub.

PRACTICAL EVENING at, The Space, January 2014.

PRACTICAL EVENING at, The Space, January 2014.

We usually hold a few of these throughout the year.

TRELISSICK. Afternoon. May 2018.

TRELISSICK. Afternoon. May 2018.

After walking the grounds and taking photographs, there are often refreshments at the end of the session.

TRURO CATHEDRAL, Evening, 2014.

TRURO CATHEDRAL, Evening, 2014.

There was a fee for this event, but PCC had from 7-00pm to 9- 00pm inside the building as this was a Private view time. And yes, you have probably guessed, down to the nearest pub for refreshments of sorts.

CREAM TEAS are a favourite with the Club Members

CREAM TEAS are a favourite with the Club Members and we have been to various places locally.

A big favourite is, The Handy Man at Sithney, where Trevor and Jill make us all feel very much at home and serve the best Cornish Cream Tea around.

We have visited many National Trust properties around the County, but these have been smaller groups of us. Pine Lodge in St.Austell, Lands End, St. Michaels Mount, The Lizard area, and many more local places too numerous to mention.

Wendy lurking with intent !
Wendy lurking with intent !

As many of you will know, the “get together’s” are always great fun and we all like being together with our cameras. When the Club has a Summer Break, these events are always arranged during those breaks, so we can all meet up occasionally.

We like to meet up for Sunday lunches throughout the year too and, at the end of our Year, there is a Lunch and Presentation of cups, shields and certificates for the winners of the Club Competitions.

So you can all see, we are quite an active club, even though some of us are “over the hill”, but it doesn’t stop the laughter and banter and we like to keep hold of our reputation, of being the Friendliest Club in the County, and perhaps I am a little biased, but, it’s simply The Best.

Best regards Derek and Wendy



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