Competitions – Schedule

Hi everyone,
I have been asked by members for the details of next seasons competitions. This was mentioned by John and Cliff at the AGM, but for those that were not present, details can be found at,
then click on Schedule of Competitions.
Should you have any queries, please email John Pegram who will be happy to answer your questions.

Summer events: Bromham Park NR

Hi everyone,
Last Tuesday’s turnout to Box Park was very well attended, and I hope that you all got some great action shots.
Next Tuesday we will be going to Bromham Park Nature Reserve, Lower Farm Road, Bromham. Map
This place has a huge wild flower meadow, and a lake, so perhaps an opportunity for macro, or butterfly’s.
From Bedford, A428, turn right to Bromham. After the bridge turn right onto Village Road towards Oakley, drive for about half a mile. After the sharp left bend turn right onto the Lower Farm Road. Meet in the car park on this road at 6.45pm
Would you please let me know if you are coming so that I know who to expect. Reply to this email to Thank you.
This is a change from my original intention of the Butterfly World, however, they are open daily, and anyone wanting to visit can do so. If you do want to go, perhaps you would let me know, and I will try to organize a few other members.
Regards to all

AV Field Trip Planned…!


This coming Wednesday (17th June) John & Tony have arranged an AV making field trip to Bedford Park. We’ll be meeting at 19:30 in the car park which is situated behind Robinson swimming pool, see attached map for details.


Summer activities: Box End

Hi everyone,

There has had to be changes made to the next two weeks outings.
I originally intended to go over to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to photograph the Water Skiers and the Pagoda. However, apparently the water skiers are not operating on Tuesdays, so next weeks venue will be
We have been there before, and I have seen many a good photograph taken there, so come along and have a go at capturing great action shots of the skiers.
Meet in the car park at 6.45pm

Summer events

Hi everyone,

Next Tuesday's outing will be at Woburn Deer Park.
There has been quite a few competition entries taken here, and is a good opportunity to photograph some beautiful animals.
I suggest meeting in the free car park at the top of Park Street at 6.45 to 7pm next Tuesday evening, 9th. June.
If you intend coming please let me know at so that I know who to look out for.
Also, this weekend is the Kite Festival, and on the 13th, In Priory Park, is the pretty muddy event, which should be fun to photograph.
Regards to all,

Summer events


Next Tuesday, 2nd. June, I am suggesting a visit to
The Heath,
Sandy, SG19 2DL
I know a number of us have been there before. but there is a good chance of photographing woodpeckers, chaffinches etc, so if you’re into birds of the feathered variety,this will be a good opportunity.
I suggest meeting in the car park at 7 pm **
Please let me know at if you are able to attend so that I know who to expect.
Also, this weekend, for the car enthusiasts among us, there is the Classic cars at Willington Dovecote on 31st. May
Regards to all,
** PS: If you are a RSPB member or have a MyWaitrose card then bring it along to get free parking. Ian

Summer Events


Next Tuesday, 26th. May, is an evening of street photography.
My idea was to photograph people, but of course, you can do whatever you like.
I suggest meeting at 7 pm at the two faces in the High Street, and we'll move off from there.
Please let me know, if you intend joining us.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Incidentally, The Hertfordshire County Show is on at the Showground, Redbourn, AL3 7PT this weekend, and may be an opportunity for some good shots.

Keep On Running – 2 Photo Ops

Hi All


Here are a couple of local events which may be of interest to you


Sunday 24th May Bedford Priory Middle & Sprint Triathlon

Location: Priory Country Park

Start time: 07.30 am


Information can be found on web site; .  This will give all the maps and instructions



Sunday 7th June Bedford Run

Location; The Embankment, Bedford

Start time: 10.00 am

Information can be found on web site;   This will give all the maps and instructions


This event is being supported by Bedford Council, who I understand are closing the roads for this event.


The organiser of this event is looking for photographers to place themselves around the route, take images which can then be put on a web site.  I understand he is willing to pay for these services.  If anyone is willing to do this, please contact me (email and I will make further enquiries as to how this is organised






Clive M Williams