Club News

Update From Our Meeting, Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Good evening all,

It’s Sunday evening again, and I hope you’ve had a great weekend. The summer appears to be taking a short break after an all-too-brief appearance, but at least we’ve had a couple of days of pleasant warmth and dryness. Yesterday involved old-fashioned deckchairs in the back garden before an evening taking photos at a 21st birthday party nearby, then today was a nice relaxed today too until I decided to get my bike out, at which point of course it stated raining! Ah well, never mind… Here’s this week’s update from RDCC with news of another great night at your Camera Club.

Last Week’s Meeting – Portrait Evening
On Tuesday our volunteer models Alicia and Caroline helped to make another Portrait Evening possible. Sadly I wasn’t able to attend but I hope you were and that you captured some great images. I’ve seen some great teasers in our Facebook Group already so it looks like it was. Please remember to send your images via wetransfer to David using his club email address.

This Tuesday’s Meeting – Member’s Evening
On Tuesday three RDCC members will share their experience and images with you all in a great opportunity to learn from your peers at our usual meeting place. Mike Rathbone has a presentation on Landscapes, Joe Rashid on his Travel Photography and Ken Rowlatt on Project Work. This should be another excellent night and a chance to share a great night in the company of these great people at Syke. Huge thanks to these people for preparing another great night for us all. I’m really looking forward to it.

L&CPU Summer Exhibition, 6th July to 5th August
The L&CPU has two large exhibitions this summer, both held at a new venue:
Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Street, Leigh, Lancashire. WN7 2LB
This venue is being turned into a community centre and is keen to welcome the L&CPU.
Take a look at:
L&CPU Annual Exhibition
The exhibition opens on Saturday 6th July at 2:15, after the annual awards ceremony at 1pm, this being held in the mill Engine House between the two compound engines, Mayor and Mayoress. There is ample parking and a lift to the exhibition.
It runs until 5th August. Please check Leigh Spinners website for further details:

PAGB Exhibition, 10th August to 3rd September
The L&CPU are again hosting the PAGB touring exhibition and this follows directly on from the annual exhibition. The official opening is on Saturday 10th August at 11am and it finishes on the 3rd September.
It’s worth making a day out or your visits, not only to photograph the steam engines but also to visit Astley Green Colliery, a few miles away on the East Lancs road. This museum boasts the only surviving pit head gear but two very large compound steam engines as well as lots of interesting stuff in the yard. Take a look at:

I hope that will be enough to keep you going for now, and that you’re ready for a very informative and interesting evening on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing you there!
Until then, my very best wishes as always,

Phill Connell, Secretary, Rochdale and District Camera Club
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