In a break with tradition it was decided to have this year’s summer social in a pub. So, on the evening of 18th July a number of us gathered in the garden of the King Alfred’s Head pub for a chat and a drink. When Maria got her camera out to record the occasion, someone sitting at the next table offered to take a picture of us all and here is the result.
As you can see it was a very nice get-together and we all enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the rain started a little earlier than expected and we had to brake up shortly after 9 o’clock.
The club hosted Digiday at the end of April, and we have now received some photos Gavin Hoey took that day of our chairman.
Peter Thompson awarded with CPAGB.
50th Anniversary Birthday Cake
On the 31st January 2017, we celebrated our 50th birthday with a cake made by Judith Sulley.
50th Anniversary Dinner
Wantage Camera Club descended on The Bear Hotel for it’s special 50th Annual dinner.
Founder member Rodney Deval was presented with a specially engraved glass bowl to commemorate the occasion.
2016 Trophy Winners
Ian Bateman awarded the APAGB
At the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in AV event (hosted by WCC) in Steventon recently, the audience were surprised when Stan McCartin (Chair of the CACC) made an award on behalf of the PAGB for meritorious service. Stan explained that it was awarded to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty, giving outstanding service to the PAGB, and is kept secret until the actual presentation. He explained more of this man’s skills and achievements, his willingness to share those skills and help others etc and pretty soon the audience all joined up the dots, apart from the recipient it would seem. Ian Bateman was very surprised. He was also thanked and congratulated by the President of the PAGB, Roy Thomas (see photograph). Ian can now add APAGB to the long list of letters after his name. Well done Ian! Wantage Camera Club are delighted that your hard work has been recognised. The award is well deserved.
Annual Dinner – Trophy Winners
Well done to all who took part in the 2015 competitions and Congratulations to the winners & runners up shown below. Good luck to all for 2016.
Presentation to Ian & Elaine for all their service to Wantage Camera Club over the years. Enjoy retirement.