Photographing Flowers, Wednesday 13th June
After a delightful visit to Mere Down Falconry last Sunday, we must hope for weather as good for our next summer pleasure. We shall be visiting Barters Farm Nurseries at Chapmanslade (BA13 4AL) at the kind invitation of our member Craig Morris, who is manager there. 6pm on Wednesday 13th at Barters Farm. We also have a supper booking for 8 pm at The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (BA13 4AN). If you are coming to the pub, please contact Loveday (L.firstname.lastname@example.org) as she will pre-order for us.
Visit to Dorchester Camera Club, Monday 18th June.
FWCC's planned fraternal visit to Dorchester back in March was snowed off and rescheduled for June. A number of Club members will show and talk about their work. If you would like to go, either to show your work or as a supporting Club member, please contact David (email@example.com).
News of other summer events can be found on our sparkling new website, www.fromewessexcameraclub.com
Enjoy the sunshine, take some pictures!
With next season in mind, the themed competition subjects have been allocated:
7th December - digital - Travel and Places
18th January - print - Monochrome
29th March - digital - Street
26th April - print - Story Triptych
Definitions of the subjects will be included in the 2018-19 Handbook, and given to the judges too.
Around 30 members arrived Sunday morning for the first of our summer visits, despite the scorching sun most of the birds were flying, occasionally stopping to cool down. Thanks to Andrew Washington for organising the event and to Loveday and Phil for the photos below
Frome Photo Walk with Frome Wessex Camera Club
Frome Festival Event 805 - Sunday 8th July 2018 at 10.00am to 12.00 Noon. Price £5 per person.
Please book via the Frome Festival website or at the Cheese and Grain
Our 2017 - 18 programme of meetings culminated in our AGM last Friday.
Our Constitution was amended to include a statement on data privacy.
After quite a debate, the meeting voted to return to the old competition scoring system for next year.
The meeting chose these subjects for the themed competitions next year:
Travel and Places, Story Triptych, Monochrome, Street.
Your new committee:
Chair: David Chedgy
Vice-Chair and Secretary: Rosemary Arnold
Treasurer: Alan Denison
Salon Chair and Digital Secretary: Mary Maynard
Print Secretary: Stan Wilson
Programme Secretary: Gayle Glover
Webmaster: Andrew de Mora
Equipment: Geoff Eynon
Committee member: Criss Glover
Battles will be masterminded by David Chedgy, with help from Huw Alban and Harvard Dallibar.
The meeting expressed huge gratitude to those now stepping down from the committee: Keith Kemp, Loveday Powell and Bill Aven.
The new law is now in effect. We still await permission from some members. So, if you hear of someone who has not received this newsletter, please ask them to get in contact so we can reach them again!
The Future is Bright
Our new Webmaster has begun work on a new Club website. To see just how fresh and appealing it looks, please visit https://fromewessex.weebly.com/ . Rest assured, however, that our old website continues to serve us well.
Mere Down Falconry Visit, on Sunday
We know of 25 members and friends planning to come to Mere on Sunday 3rd at 10 am, so the cost will be £8 pp.
The Falconry’s address is: Manor Farm, Mere, BA12 6HR.
In the centre of Mere, almost opposite the George Inn, turn northwards into a narrow road (Manor Road) between the former Lloyds Bank and an antique shop. Follow this road over the A303 until you reach the Mere Down Falconry sign outside the last farm on the right. Turn in through large galvanised gates and park in the large farmyard.
Please NB, the turning into Manor Road in the centre of Mere is sharp and the road is very narrow: take care! Signs will be up to help to direct you. If you get lost, please call 07749 478041 (Andrew) or 07802 760681 (Rosemary).
Lunch at The George Inn, Mere. Loveday is taking bookings, and so far a dozen people have let her know their menu choices. If you want to join the party, please contact Loveday asap (L.firstname.lastname@example.org), as she needs to send the choices to The George tomorrow.
The Summer Programme
Full details of planned outings can by found on both our websites.
Not far in the future is our visit to Barter's Plant Centre on Wednesday 13th June at 6pm, followed by supper at The Three Horseshoes in Chapmanslade; again, please book with Loveday for the meal.
Sunday 8th July: FWCC's Frome Photo Walk, part of the Frome Festival, starts from the Cheese & Grain at 10 am. This event is free for FWCC members, whose support is always valuable. Tickets for non-members are £5 (bookable from the Frome Festival website or the Cheese & Grain, event 805.)
Dyrham Park "Golden Hour" Walks
Not an organised outing, butPhil Gillson has suggested that members may like to know about guided evening walks being offered for photographers in the deer-park of this National Trust property. Check it out on
I shall send out newsletters from time to time between now and September, but not every week, as there may - sometimes - be nothing new to say.
Enjoy the summer!