Newsletter #106 1st April 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge

Last night’s meet up at the Penryn Museum proved a big hit and members collected their Treasure Hunt Test and proceeded to have a good old dig and delve in the Museum for the answers! Museum volunteers Gill Grant, Chas Wenmoth and ex Mayor Mary May helped us along the way.

Penryn Museum 1

Then museum volunteer and all round “font of knowledge” – Chas Wenmoth – gave us a short talk on the museum’s history featuring some of the exhibits and architectural features along with some facts about Penryn. For example, did you know that the only recorded death in the UK from an earthquake happened in Penryn !! I mean – who knew ??

After a pleasant welcome speech from Penryn’s Mayor – Julie Tucker - members moved to the main Town Hall upstairs to partake of an excellent Cornish Clotted Cream Tea and biscuits.

Penryn Museum cream tea

Left to Right PCC members + (front) Mary May (in yellow) Pressie Jeff, Julie Tucker, Organiser Karen, Gill Grant: 2nd row PCC members + Chas Wenmoth.

Meetings – NB the next TWO meetings will be only on ZOOM. Maru will send members the join-up details.

  1. 7.30 pm Thursday 7th April – Guest speaker Kevin Leah via Zoom “An evening of Composite Photography Techniques”.

  2. 7.30pm Thursday 14th April – Judging of Image and Print of the Year by Brian Galbraith via Zoom.

An evening of Composite Photography Techniques

Diary Dates

PCC

  • Thursday 21st April - Annual General Meeting.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE – All positions are up for re-election and anyone who wishes to offer themselves up for election needs to be nominated by another member. Maru will be sending out forms shortly.

  • Also, don’t forget that we are always looking for members to “shadow” current Committee Members if you are looking to help or maybe eventually step up !

  • SUNDAY MAY 15th from 1pm – Banger Racing at United Downs. Why not join other PCC Members and support this iconic venue. Please advise Karen if you are going.

  • (See our Facebook page)

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  1. Friday 20th May 2022 at 7pm - The CPA Annual Competition is being held at: St John’s Methodist Church, Bodmin Road, St Austell, PL25 5AE NB for PCC selection Team - HAND IN BY SATURDAY 16TH APRIL 2022 Rules and spreadsheet on the CPA website.

The CPA Annual Competition

This will be in the main Church which has 2 floors of seating.

There is a kitchen for tea and coffee and lots of room to display the prints.

We will have the use of the screen, projector and sound system.

There is a car park next door to the church and also disabled parking and access.

There will be 11 clubs competing as 2 clubs feel they are unable to join in this year.





Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Member’s Exhibition 2022

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition and exhibition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country with prints and digital images shown at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • We are thinking this might be an opportunity to organize a car-share for one of the days of the Exhibition, so please give it some thought. More later!

Best wishes Derek

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