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Newsletter NL184 – Friday 21st December 2023




Merry Christmas 1

Merry Christmas

Editor: Derek Godridge

Firstly on behalf of our club and me personally, may I thank everyone for their support this year and here’s wishing you a Very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year !!


PCC News:


  • Great fun with great friends last night and a Fun Quiz organized by our Pressie Geoff James. Thanks also to Julie for bringing her wonderful hand-made felt toys and Mark for giving members the opportunity to buy some surplus camera gear. Finally thanks to you all for donating the food and raffle prizes, it all made the evening go off so well.

Christmas party

Image Credits: DeeGee - “Christmas with PCC Members”


PCC Social News


Dear All,

Well with this year rapidly coming to an end, please let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year! It has been a busy first season, and I hope you all have enjoyed the events. Please let me know if you have any ideas of a place we can visit next year.


  • SCAVENGER HUNT-DEC 21st- Xmas Nibbles and a Quiz (Drinks and Food)It would be lovely if we made it into a festive evening with some treats and goodies if you can manage to bring some along.

Scavenger Hunt.

  • I have booked The Trellowarren Pub in Budock Water on March 17th 2024 for Sunday Roast 12.30pm. Prices range from around £13-16 depending on what size roast you would like.


PCC Diary Dates:


  • Thursday 4th January – Model(s) Practical Workshop o Bring cameras and tripods

  • Thursday 11th January – WCPF Travelling Critique o ++ KF2 Hand-In – MONO ONLY

  • Thursday 18th January – Member’s Critique o Bring 3 examples for critiquing

  • Thursday 25t0 January – Karen’s Scavenger Hunt – Bring 3 best images


Other Musings:

  • Photography quotations – Don McCullen

  • “ If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • NEW VENUE - CPA Charles Hosken Competition @ The Burrell Theatre, Truro School – Saturday 3rd February – 2pm start, doors open 1.15pm

  • Hand-In - Email to ME by 11th December 2023 – I will collate entries for CPA.

  • Presentation 3rd February 2024.

  • Full Competition Rules here at the bottom of the page: http://www.cornwall-

  • Any queries whatsoever JUST ASK !

  • CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall


Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Friday 1st Dec 2023 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries

  • Saturday 6th Jan 2024 - Members Exhibition Open for Entries

  • Monday 8th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - Print Competition Close for Entries

  • Sunday 14th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries

  • Saturday 24th Feb 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition o

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting

o West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8NE (just off M5 junction 25)

o Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy (10am for 10.30 am) "Arctica" Talk by Eddy and Pam Lane (2pm)

o Closing date for Entries 4th February at the Exeter Corn Exchange

  • Saturday 9th March 2024 - Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries o

  • Sunday 5th May 2024 Executive Meeting & Opening of Members Exhibition


Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question – Just Ask !


All the best Derek and the Team!

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