Greensand Country ‘Delving into Heritage’ Day

Eloise Markwick from Greensand Country, who gave the club a presentation back in May, has very kindly offered discounted entry to a ‘Delving into Heritage’ Day on Tuesday 16th July which takes the theme of monastic heritage in the Greensand area.

It is to be held at the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey.

This is a special arrangement for BCC members and their guests only and allows entry for £5 per person instead of £15.

Read full details of the day here

This looks to be an interesting and informative day.

Conference Poster

2019 – 2020 Competition Schedule

Just to remind you all of next season’s competition details.

Themes for seasonal points are ‘Long Exposure’ and ‘Wheels’.

The theme for the Architects’ Association Trophy is ‘Consensus in Architecture’.

The Philip Lepper Trophy will be for the best ‘Abstract’ images.  This season the winner of this trophy will be the member with the highest accumulated score from three images.

As usual, the Stan Searle Trophy will be for an image of a ‘Person or People’.

There will be no ‘prints only’ competition next season.

To see the complete schedule for the season, including themes and judges, click here

Click here  to see the member and judge definitions of each of the themes.

Muddy Dog Challenge Reminder

A reminder from Moira.

This event is fast approaching (29th June) starting at 10.00am.

Moira’s Great Dane Team start off at 3.20pm on the 5K course.

Great photo opportunities for keen dog, people and mud photographers. Dress appropriately and have fun.


Exciting New Summer Event

Flower, Macro and Sunset Photography

For the first time, we are invited this year to visit Merriflowers Flower Farm in Oakley for an evening’s photography.

The farm, which began by growing Christmas trees, now also has a vast area of flower beds and poly tunnels.

It is situated at the top of a hill offering views of the surrounding countryside.

There is plenty of room for everyone to move around and to use tripods.  Grass paths take you around the site.

The peak time for flowers is August and we have been offered a Tuesday evening there on the 6th or 20th August.

The evening will run from 6pm with a tour of the site (or later if you can’t manage 6pm) until 8.30pm.   This will give us plenty of time to take close up flower shots as well as the insects which are attracted by them. 

Sunset is at 8.30pm giving us the opportunity for sunset shots from the hill over the surrounding fields and countryside.

The cost for the evening is £10 per person, including refreshments.

The maximum number of participants is ten so it will be first come, first served.  If there is lots of interest, we could run two evenings.

Please contact Linda on by 1st July to book your place, expressing your preferred date.

Woburn Walk – POSTPONED

Due to the changing weather forecast which is now promising rain tomorrow evening, I have decided to postpone our walk to Woburn Safari Park.

Please watch this space for a future date when, hopefully, the weather will be more clement.

Woburn Walk Summer Event

Just to remind you that the walk to Woburn Safari Park is taking place on Tuesday 18th June.

This is a walk with lots of variety including different species of deer, foxgloves and other woodland wild flowers and ferns, wallabies and various other safari park animals.

Red kite have also been seen there in the past.

We will walk from the park entrance on the A4012 Turnpike Road to the centre of the park before turning round and returning to our starting point.  Please wear suitable footwear for uneven woodland ground.

The meeting point is Horsepool Lane, Husborne Crawley, MK43 0XD, just opposite the park entrance.  Meet at 6.30pm.

Please email Linda on if you intending to come so we know to wait for you and let her know if you would like to car share from Bedford.