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Newsletter #69 Sat 10th July 2021

Editor - Derek Godridge with Guest Author Karen Burton PCC News of the Week:


  1. Our pre-AGM was held yesterday and the following was agreed

    1. Committee member reports are now complete and will be forwarded shortly in readiness for the AGM.

    2. Competitions will continue during the Summer at fortnightly intervals.

    3. A possible lunch/cream tea will be arranged outside for members, currently reviewing alternatives.

    4. Penryn Fair Day is definitely ON and we have the Town Hall to display our work on SATURDAY 28th August. Members can enter up to 5 prints to be dispalyed on our club display stands. If you want images printed send Large Files to Victor for printing by Booth’s the Printers. Standard A2 and A3 mounts are available via Victor and the club will hold a practical during the summer on mounting prints. For the digital display, similarly submit up to 5 images for the Digital Slide Show presentation – small file sizes (1600 horizontal x 1200 vertical maximum are fine)

    5. Penryn Arts and Craft group are holding a sale in the Temperance Hall (Date to be confirmed) and PCC Members will be allowed to SELL their prints if they wish.

    6. CPA 50th Anniversary is definitely ON for 11th September at Carnon Downs Community Hall where they have a “digitised” slide show of previous CPA slides presented over the years at 4pm, followed by other CPA Trophy presentations and an opportunity socialise with CPA members. PCC will have a table to showcase some of our activities.

    7. 50th Anniversary Books which include an introduction and images from all current CPA clubs will be available to purchase – price to be determined around £10. Pre-purchase is encouraged – advise CPA Rep Derek if you want one.

  2. Next Zoom Meeting – To Be Advised (TBA)


  1. The next competition is OPEN with manipulation allowed for the 15th July – entries byMidday 14th June latest to Victor please. Resukts via Email.

  2. The following competition will be 29th July – entries by Midday 28th July - and as determined by our “wizzy-wizzy” the subject is “Fish and Seafood”.

Diary Dates PCC Summer Lunch TBC – Cream Tea at Princess Pavilions? – awaiting members’ responses AGM TBC - planning complete 28th August – Penryn Fair Day – PCC Exhibition in the Town Hall Date TBC - Penryn Art & Craft Fair – Sell your work – more info later

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA) 11th September – CPA 50th Anniversary celebration – Carnon Downs Community 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”

Guest Author Karen Burton – Our IOS Trip A couple of weeks ago I was incredibly lucky to travel to Isles of Scillies with Eve Govier my PCC camera buddy.

travel to Isles of Scillies

We were meant to fly out from Penzance on the helicopter, but due to fog we were sent home that night and had to return bright and early, to go on the Scillonian. My heart was pounding at the thought of a terrible crossing but luckily all went well for us. Well, I say that because you know how shy we both are...All of a sudden there was a terrible screaming to be heard ringing around the decks of the Scillonian.

No not a man overboard... It was Eve’s precious hat ,which had blown away into the salty brine ,never to be seen again! A man on the lower deck just risked his life to grab it, but sadly no, he was unable to catch it. Eve’s screams certainly woke up the whole boat with her dulcet tones with “MY H...AAAAA....TTTT!!!

St.Martins – wonderful beaches and Island of Bryher rock formation
St.Martins – wonderful beaches and Island of Bryher rock formation

The highlight of the trip for me was the Tresco Abbey Gardens. It is situated on the old 12th Century St.Nicholas Priory. The colours and the plantation of tropical flowers and fauna are just breath-taking. The trees are very unusual with sculptured forms and unique barks and leaves. Within the twists and the turns of the gardens you findsome beautiful sculptures and modern art creations. I particularly loved this endearing statue called "Children", Tresco Abbey Gardens.

"Children", Tresco Abbey Gardens.

Bronze carving by David Wynne of the children of Robert and Emma Dorrien-Smith, owners of Tresco. The statue is symbolic of the freedom on the Scilly Isles and was unveiled by Princess Diana

Random picture of a flower

We were incredibly lucky to see a red squirrel darting from one tree to another. Unfortunately, he was a bit too quick to get a decent shot, so I won’t be entering this year’s Countryfile Calendar competition with my elusive squirrel photo! Thought I’d share it with you for a laugh!

a red squirrel darting from one tree to another.

Regards Derek and Karen



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