April 2022 News

I have to announce the sad news that one of our long standing members, Ken Harrison has passed away. Ken was a life member of our club with a long service record of working on the committee, acting as treasurer and club chairman. Ken was a keen wildlife photographer who travelled extensively to follow his area of interest. He was a regular volunteer at Leighton Moss Reserve and always willing to advise others, and pass on his wide knowledge base. He will be sadly missed. RIP Ken.

We are now at the end of our ’21-’22 session. Our last club meeting will be on May 4th when  George Franks will present Flash Photography. The following week ,we hold our AGM hoping that as many as possible of the membership will attend.  The week following this is our Annual Presentation Evening in which our Guest of Honour, the Mayor of Garstang, Cllr. Alec Allan will present the awards. The deadline for applications for this event is/was May 1st. and so …….!  It should be a splendid evening and I hope it will be well supported.

I can now list the destinations and dates of our Events Cup Details for “22-’23. These are outings from which images taken on the days (midnight to midnight ) can be entered into our competitions next year. It is not necessary to attend every outing.

The list is as follows :  Sat.  April 23rd.   SKIPPOOL CREEK

                                   Thurs. May 19th   BROCK BOTTOMS

                                   Tue.   June 14th   LUNT MEADOWS

                                   Sun.   July  17th   HOLKER HALL

                                   Sat. or Sun. Aug 13th /14th  THREE SISTERS RACE CIRCUIT

                                   Sat. Sept 10th     KENDAL

                                   Sun  Sept 25th    BLACKPOOL ZOO

A good and varied selection of venues; let’s hope the weather is kind to us.  These reports will continue throughout the “closed season” although there will not be as much to report.

We wish you all a good summer and hope that the bug— covid reads this .

Maurice Barker