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Newsletter NL208 – 30th June 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from the TEAM:

PCC News

PCC AWARDS PRESENTATION – 25th June – Karen Burton


Club members met at the Falmouth Golf Club in plenty of time to set up the numerous awards and fabulous raffle prizes. Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated prizes and thanks to Julie for selling the tickets and keeping tabs on it all.

PCC AWARDS PRESENTATION

I must at this point say a massive thank you to Mandy, who has been working non-stop to get all the awards collated and also for making the new certificates which were very smart in our Penryn colours red and black. We all appreciate the work that Mandy puts in behind the scenes and it is not an easy job for her to sort out. Mandy, you are a star.


Maru also did a great job of creating the new format Certificates and getting all the names and relevant awards correctly collated!


Thanks to Derek for creating the new 2924-2025 PCC Programme which inevitably went through several drafts to ensure all of the text and format was acceptable prior to taking the master copy to Booths the printers. It looks really great!


Derek also did an amazing job of taking photos on the day of the award winners and well done to Wendy and Lizzie stepping into take Derek’s photo!

taking photos on the day of the award winners

The food was good albeit the service a bit on the slow side but we all enjoyed our meals. All in all it was a great afternoon especially for Mark and John who did so well winning lots of awards - Very well deserved may I add!


Geoffrey our President did a sterling job as usual presenting all the awards along with a special award to Layla our junior member who was joined by her Mum and sister to enjoy the event.


Wendy our lovely Chairperson had the tough job of choosing her Chairman’s Award again this year. So rightly deserved the award went to Paul Cooper who has been beavering behind the scenes to keep Penryn Camera Club the successful and happy club we know and love.

choosing her Chairman’s Award

We do hope you like the new format of the awards and well done to everyone who achieved awards this year and to all members for supporting our club to grow stronger and be the friendliest club that we are well known for.


Image Credits: Karen Burton & Derek Godridge PCC Awards Presentation


More PCC News

Stithians -Bird Hides 22nd June


It was a pleasant morning for a bit of twitching at the hides over by Stithians Lake. Thank you Mandy for brilliant instructions they were a great help! It was a good turnout today and it was a great opportunity to use my Nikon 200 to 500 lens which I don’t take out as much as I should. I still had lens envy as Mark had his 600!


We saw a Cormorant in the distance. Some were lucky to catch a glimpse of a Heron flying past the hide into the bushes. We walked to the other Hide where there are bird feeders which attracted some blue tits, a coal tit, a chaffinch, robins, sparrows and of course the highlight for Lizzie and Carina was the rat! She came prepared and put some seed on the branches and feeders to entice the birds and rat more. Wendy and Julia were less impressed with the rat!

Wendy and Julia were less impressed with the rat!

Julie found the nest of young blue tits nesting in the corner of the hide, which was very quiet mostly, but they ventured out so I managed to get a couple of snaps.


A lovely morning spent together with our cameras and I must say it really doesn’t matter where we go we always have a laugh and enjoy each others company. If we get good images well that is always a bonus!

If we get good images

Image Credits: Karen Burton – PCC at the Birdhide


Penryn Camera Club Summertime Series Competition – John Yarrow

Competition 1 – Set Subject – ‘Food and Drink’ Closing date: 30th June 2024

Competition 2 – Set Subject – ‘Happy Days’ Closing date: 31st July 2024

Competition 3 – Set Subject – ‘Forms in Nature’ Closing date: 31st August 2024


John has even kindly offered a HOME VISIT to explain the system if you wish so why not

contact him on: john.yarrow032@btinternet.com 01872 521182 or 07832 485717


PCC More Social News – Karen Burton – T: 07724 344420

Summer Outings – Karen Burton

Anyone is welcome to put a shout out on the WhatsApp group last minute if you want to go somewhere and maybe others might want to join you and I have included some info only dates as they would be difficult to organise anything as a big group.


Let me know which trips you would like to join if possible. Email me if you can as it gets confusing on the group to keep track. kburton281@googlemail.com

  • July 6 Saturday Tanglewood Gardens Newbridge, Penzance, TR20 8PL

  • ✓  £6.00 Penzance Meet 11.30am in the Car Park

  • ✓  No food on site so Take a picnic, Drinks, Blankets, Chairs if required

  • ✓  Weather looks reasonable at the moment, if it is raining heavily we might have to postpone but I will keep you posted if I know you are interested

  • ✓  NB There are Composting Toilets ONLY – Please be aware !

  • July 10th Penryn Uni o We will be in touch if you have signed up for the workshop about arrangements for the day. o It’s a three-hour session, split in two. Arrive from 09:45 for a 10:00 start. There will be a break finish at 13:30.

  • July Monday 15th - Stithians Show o https://stithians.show/

  • Falmouth Street Photography - Beer Wolf Info Only

  • July 29th Monday - St Mawes Castle o Boat trip/or you can drive over

  • August 3/4th Sat /Sunday - Melinsky Mill (Veryan) o Tea and cakes etc o Drive/ Car Share

  • August 6,7,8 o Pendennis Castle- Jousting Info Only

  • September

  • Tues 3rd,4th, Thursday 5th

  • September 15th - Sunday Roast Trelowarren


PCC Diary Date Latest REMINDER:

• Wednesday 10th July – Penryn Campus Institute of Photography – 9.45 for a 10am start

o INTERACTIVE STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP


Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


  • Saturday 9th November 2024 - Nature and Wildlife Competition

o Burrell Theatre, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH o Hand-In TBA


Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)


  • Saturday 5th October 2024 10.30am - WCPF Annual General Meeting Afternoon Talk by Paul Mitchell on the 6th PAGB Master of Print Exhibition

o Clyst St Mary Village Hall, Exeter EX5 1AA o AGM Reports and Details here https://www.thewcpf.com/wcpf-agm o Two club delegates are invited but all are welcome


Newsletter contributions and improvement suggestions always welcome.

Note: There is no such thing as a stupid question !

But there is such a thing as a stupid answer!!

E.g. “You should know that”


All the best from Derek and the Team!

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