Summer Events – Polo

Kirtlington Park Polo Club Open Day

On next Sunday 27th May, Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Oxfordshire are holding an open day to which we are invited (to take photographs that is, not play polo!)  Doors open at 12.00.

The day’s polo provides a perfect backdrop for lots of fun activities including the KPPC dog challenge, raffle, half time treasure hunt and many more.

The club house bar will be open all day and Oxford Fine Dining will be providing delicious food.

Several members went to last year’s event and had a very successful day.

This is only a week away so please contact Bruce as soon as possible via so he can co-ordinate arrangements.


Keep checking the website for further summer events.

Creative Flower Photography

Summer Events

You may well remember the excellent talk we had not too long ago from Sue Bishop and her delightful flower photography.

Bruce has been in touch with her and she has agreed to run a one day workshop for us at Kathy Brown’s garden.

We don’t have a date as yet and the cost will be in the region of £25 plus entry to the garden, depending upon how many attend – the more of us there are, the lower the price.

So that Bruce can assess levels of interest, please get in touch with him as soon as possible at

Please keep checking the calendar and summer events pages on the website for the current list of summer events.  The list will be updated regularly.

Summer Events

Some events taking place over the next couple of weeks which may be of interest –

12th May 2018        Bedford Amateur Regatta taking place all day at the Embankment, Bedford

A good opportunity to practise some sports photography.

19th May 2018        Young Farmers’ Rally taking place at Scald End Farm, Thurleigh, MK44 2DP

The 71st Bedfordshire Young Farmer’s Rally; With a range of activities happening all day to entertain visitors at the show we hope you visit, apart from all the Young Farmers activities to watch and enjoy, the day offers something for all.  The day begins at 10.00am, admission is £8.

Look out for other club members when you are out and about.

More events will be announced soon.

2018 – 19 Competitions

I know this season has only just finished but I am sure you are all making the most of the sunny weather to get out with your cameras.

Just so you have something to focus on, here are the themes for next season’s competitions:

Seasonal Points – two themes – Monochrome, Shapes

Stan Searle Trophy – Person or People

Architects’ Trophy – Architecture for People

Philip Lepper Trophy – Something Unusual


Hoping to see many of you at some forthcoming summer events.


Please click here for the May edition of PAGB e-news.


CCOTY Round Five – Natural Beauty

The Bedford Camera Club entries for the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2017-18 Competition have been submitted

The selected images are available to view on the club website via Galleries > CCOTY

The selected images are

  • Leaning Towards the Light by Richard Burn
  • Focused by Andy Howe
  • Caterpillars by Bruce Deacon
  • Svalbard Archipelago by John Pegram
  • Common Blue Butterfly by Gill McLennan

Congratulations to the authors.

This is the final round of this year’s competition and our last chance to make the final. The results should be published by Photography News in about a week.

Thanks to all who have submitted images for consideration in each round.

Jim Boud

Phillip Lepper Winner

Congratulations to John Gough, the very worthy winner of the Phillip Lepper Shield which, this year, was a print only competition.

The subject was “Reflections” and was well judged by Trevor Rudkin LRPS


Charity Golf Day

 Charity Golf Day 

In 2012 I lost my youngest son to Bone Marrow Cancer and every year since I have arranged  a Golf Day in his memory.  

In the past, one or two members of the club have come along and helped me by taking photos of the day. This year, at the moment, I am still looking for offers of help. I realise that walking around a golf course is quite hard work – about 4 miles in total.  It is a good opportunity to practise your sports photography though.

So I am asking if one or two members would like to join me on this day and take some photos for me which I can sell on to the players and make a little more money for the charity. To date we have raised £5,000 which goes to The Primrose Unit at Bedford Hospital.

The day is on Friday 24th August at a local golf course. If you can help, please contact me on   07794 273552 or by email 

 You would be well looked after, I would feed and water you on the day.

Thank you

Paul Curtis


Gavin Hoey is coming

Whatever you do, please don’t miss our last presentation of the year, Tuesday 10th April 7.30pm. Gavin’s talks are always worth attending. Tell your friends.