Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Sunday 10th December 2017
Held at the Kent Wildlife Trust’s Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, the competition was for club members’ prints of images taken at
the Visitor Centre throughout the year. It was an excellent showing with 23 prints, more than could fit on the rack!
The entries were judged by Liz Grant - the Centre Manager - and she chose Kathy Roddy’s image of knotted rope titled The Monkey Knot as the winner,
with Shaun Hodsdon’s image of two doves, titled Lovey Dovey, second and Bennie Jane Cross’s image of Close Up Of A Purple Deadnettle in third place.
The exhibition will remain in the visitor centre throughout Christmas until the space is required for something else in the new year.
A poster, flyers and cards have been left in the centre and hopefully some people may be interested enough to come along to the club one evening.
Centre Manager Liz Grant considers the club members’ prints by Paul Sanderson. Others by Colin Brownett and Bennie Jane Cross.
RMPC Christmas Dinner
Saturday 9th December 2017
Twenty club members met at the Kings Head in Hythe for the club’s Christmas Dinner on Saturday 9 December.
The dinner was organised by treasurer Kathy Roddy and digital secretary Alan Gould, and the club members extend their thanks to them for such an excellent venue - the food and the speed of service were both very good.
The raffle was won by Frank Newington and Audrey Weekes.
Colin Brownett was so impressed with his chocolate cheesecake, he took a photo of it!
Exhibition in St Nicholas’ Church
Friday 28th - Saturday 29th July 2017
The Club held a display of members’ work to coincide with the New Romney Country Fayre.
The display was held in the centre of New Romney in St Nicholas church, which traditionally provides light refreshments,
lunches and various exhibitions not only on the day of the Fayre but also the day before.
This year the church has reported a bumper year, estimating from the numbers of lunches and cups of tea sold that about 450-500 Fayre-visitors
crossed the threshold. Club secretary Paul Sanderson was in the church for some of the time and, although not monitoring the display constantly,
still tallied about 100 people stopping to inspect the prints (as opposed to glancing at them as they passed by),
so the actual number of visitors interested in the club’s display would have been far higher than that.
For the first time, the new club flyers and business cards advertising ourselves were on display and almost a whole dispenser’s contents had been taken by the end of the day, which is great news.
Many thanks go to the club members who supplied the mounted prints that made the event such a success.
If anyone would like any flyers or cards to dispense themselves, please email the club secretary, Paul Sanderson.
Photos by Paul Sanderson, Colin Brownett and Bennie Jane Cross.
Summer Social Evening
Thursday 13th July 2017
A summer buffet and quiz night. It would be much appreciated if you could bring in some food and drink.
Please also bring in mounted printed for our exhibition in 2 weeks time that we have in St Nicholas Church, New Romney.
If you are unable to come this evening and would like to show some of your prints, please contact a Committee Member.
Day Trip To Arundel
Saturday 17th June 2017
On a beautiful Saturday morning, the club joined a coach trip to Arundel in West Sussex, famous principally for its castle and cathedral but also well-known for its independent shops,
contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes and tourist-trap olde worlde ambience.
This was one of the hottest weekends of the year and the excursion ticket included the castle and gardens and the four-nation medieval tournament that was happening in the grounds that day.
The enactment soldiers must have been very well-done by the end of the day!
Above: Arundel Rose Garden, Arundel Courtyard and Ungentlemany Conduct by Paul Sanderson.
Below: Garden At Arundel and Knackered Jouster At Arundel by Tom Elleman. Arundel Day Trip by Peter Snare.