AGM and Print Day, a great success

05 June 2014

SIG: Archaeology and Heritage

On 17 May the Archaeology and Heritage Group got together at our usual venue, Leatherhead Institute, to hold the AGM and Print Day. It was a very well attended and successful event. Following the normal procedures and discussions, forthcoming events were advertised Bletchley Park (here), Stowe Maries Aerodrome (here), Uppark House and Gardens (here) and the Annual Conference (here). It was also mentioned that the group produces an excellent Newsletter that has recently been commended for its content and design, you can find more about the newsletter in the “About Us” page here. And finally, the new Committee was elected.

After a relaxed and social lunch at a nearby pub, we gathered in the afternoon to view member’s prints presentations: Mervyn Seltzer FRPS showed a panel of prints from his travels to historical sites. Chelin Miller also showed some travel photographs from Asia and Latin America with a Heritage influence. Martin Fletcher LRPS showed images from his exhibition "A Year in Stowe", taken at the renowned National Trust property. You can also see his gallery here.

Garry Bisshopp FRPS showed about 25  award-winning photographs entered in various International Photo Salons over the years, and a book that he hand-crafted himself. Brian Iddon LRPS, who came all the way from Wales, showed images printed following the Bromoil process (look out for an article about this process in the near future). And finally, Rodney Thring, Committee Secretary, showed prints from the Group’s archives.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable event, to quote Mike Sasse:

“It’s one of the few occasions in the year that we can really get to know other members of the group. It’s also good to get discussion going – not easy on outings, when everyone is taking pictures and not everyone stays for lunch. For many people, the photography they present may only be a part of what they do… And we continue to get new presenters, which is just excellent.”

Photo: Group members having a closer look at Mervyn Seltzer's prints. By Chelin Miller LRPS