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  • 20th July 2017

    Success for Richard and the L&CPU

    The Sony Inter-Fed results are out, with great results for the L&CPU and one of our own members, Richard O'Meara. This competition is held annually between the regional federations of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. Our local federation, the L&CPU, won two of the sections and came a clos...

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  • 17th June 2017

    Member of the Year 2017

    Congratulations to our Vice-Chairman, Dave McCulloch, on being voted "Member of the Year" and so winning The Warton Cup. Dave has successfully introduced a 'Days Out' programme, visiting a wide range of photogenic locations in the North West. In the last year alone, outings have been arranged to Bea...

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  • 17th June 2017

    Best Print in Exhibition 2017

    There was a tie for Favourite Print in Exhibition, as voted for by visitors. The Joint Winners were Gillian O'Meara for "Anemone with Resident Clownfish" and John Collier for "Gibson Mill". 153 people voted and over half the prints scored at least one vote, showing the wide range of taste of the vis...

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  • 6th June 2017

    Photographer of the Year 2017

    For the second year running, our Photographer of the Year is Mrs Christine Storey. She is seen here being presented with her trophy by the President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union, Garth Tighe CPAGB. Christine gained the award by scoring more points in our internal competitions t...

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  • 6th June 2017

    Awards Presentation Evening

    The President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union, Garth Tighe CPAGB, opened our 51st Annual Exhibition and presented the trophies and awards on Moday evening, 5th June. The room was crowded as Nina presented flowers to Ann Goodwill, wife of Honorary Life Member Roger Goodwill. Chris W...

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  • 3rd June 2017

    Best Print in Exhibition

    Gillian O'Meara keeps success within the family as she adds The Roger Goodwill Trophy to her mantlepiece alongside husband Richard's trophy for best Digital Image in our 2017 Exhibition. Gillian won her trophy for Best Print in Exhibition with her underwater photograph of "Anemone with Resident Clow...

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  • 3rd June 2017

    Best Digital Image in Exhibition

    Every year Roger Goodwill, one of our Honorary Life Members, judges the Best Print and Best Digital Image in our Annual Exhibition. First to be announced was the Best Digital Image award, which this year went to Richard O'Meara for his "Damselfly Laying Eggs". Richard wins The Poulton-le-Fylde Photo...

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  • 26th May 2017

    Young Photographer 2017

    The results are now in for the Young Photographer Competition 2017. Entry was by email or Social Media and this has proved to be very popular. The large entry was split into two age-groups, with a trophy and prize money in each section. The top awards can be seen on the External Competitions page of...

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  • 26th May 2017

    Golden Boy Tom

    We are pleased to announce that Tom Richardson has climbed up another rung of the photographic honours ladder with his award of EFIAP/gold. Tom's full citation is now Tom Richardson ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE5* - his credentials take up quite a bit more space than his name!...

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  • 12th May 2017

    Battle of the Sexes 2017

    In one of the closest run competitions of recent years, the Men overturned last year's winning margin of the Ladies' team by a mere two points. Judge Roger Goodwill, an Honorary Life Member of the Society, awarded 357 points to the Men and 355 to the Ladies. Richard O'Meara topped the scoreboard wit...

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  • 8th May 2017

    Alan Duggan BPE2*

    Congratulations to Alan Duggan, who has just received his BPE Two Star award. Well done, Alan !...

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  • 25th April 2017

    Inaugural winner of The Chloe Johnson Trophy

    The results are now in for our Photo-Challenge series of competitions. Richard O'Meara emerged as the winner, sneaking past the rest of the field at the last Challenge. Richard tied with Tim Gartside in the "Dusk and/or Dawn" competition, so winning the overall series. He wins The Chloe Johnson Trop...

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  • 21st March 2017

    Tom gains gold

    Tom Richardson ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s BPE5* has enjoyed remarkable success at this year's Southport Open Exhibition. In the Monochrome class, Tom gained a Selector's Medal with his image "Winter Sun". Another image in the same class, "Zebra and Foal", was even more successful, gaining a Gold Medal and w...

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  • 22nd November 2016

    Another year, another win

    Garstang Camera Club were this year's hosts of the 5-Way PDI Competition. Poulton once again came first with 265 points when all the marks were counted up. Three Poulton members gained maximum points. 'Stacie' by Alan Duggan BPE1* is pictured on the left, whilst Richard O'Meara's 'Kestrel with Vole'...

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  • 26th October 2016

    Poulton's Passionate People

    Lancashire Life reporter Emma Mayoh spent a day in Poulton last month talking to some of the groups who meet in the town. Her report appears in the November edition of the magazine, under the cover banner "Poulton's Passionate People". In addition to the 'The Poulton People's Choir' and the 'Vicarag...

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  • 1st October 2016

    Residents' Competition

    The Residents' Competition was held over the summer months, with entries in two categories. The senior competition was won by Wieslaw Antosik with his photograph of a 'Blackpool Bus'. The Junior Competition was won by Billy Jean Franks with an imaginative composition called 'Anxious', whilst Beth Gr...

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  • 1st October 2016

    L&CPU Individual Awards

    Poulton members did exceptionally well in the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union's Individual Competition this year. Star performers were Paul Cowan and Ann Rhodes, who both gained first place awards. Paul won the Best Colour Print award for his 'Running Before the Wave' (pictured) and also ...

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  • 5th September 2016

    International success for Steve

    Steve Cushing's photo "Osprey with Trout" represented the English PAGB in the FIAP International Biennial Nature Competition. It was one of a panel of 20 photos which together resulted in England coming 2nd out of 19 countries and being awarded a gold medal. Well done to both Steve and the PAGB sele...

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  • 30th June 2016

    From Bronze to Silver

    Congratulations to Geoff Smith ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s BPE5* on being awarded the Silver classification to his EFIAP citation. As his photographic honours testify, Geoff has gained much success in Exhibitions and Salons around the world, as well as across the UK. Well done Geoff !...

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  • 19th June 2016

    Member of the Year 2016

    For his tireless work 'behind the scenes', Paul West has been voted Member of the Year for 2016. He was presented with the Warton Cup at our final meeting of the year by retiring Chairman Phil Hodson. Paul is an IT specialist and is always at hand to sort out equipment and software issues at our mee...

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  • 8th June 2016

    Our 50th Exhibition Opens !

    The 50th Exhibition opened in the Masonic Hall this week. The President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union, Garth Tighe CPAGB, presented the trophies and awards to members on Moday evening, 6th June. Nina is pictured presenting flowers to Ann Goodwill, wife of Honorary Life Member Rog...

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  • 6th May 2016

    Ladies win the Battle !

    The annual Battle of the Sexes was won by the Ladies Team this year, by 536 points to the chap's 528. The judge was Paul King CPAGB, who stepped in at short notice to referee the match. At half time, the men were narrowly in front by 258 points to 255, but this lead was wiped in the second half. The...

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  • 27th April 2016

    Congratulations to Alan Duggan BPE1*

    Alan Duggan informs us that he has had three acceptances in the 2016 Rushton Open, which is one of the exhibitions on the BPE circuit. This means that he has now accrued enough points for the BPE1* award. Well done Alan! Another of our members, Kean Brown ARPS BPE5*, clocked up another eight accepta...

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  • 27th April 2016

    50th Anniversary Photos

    The Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary year by holding a splendid dinner at Singleton Lodge on Friday 8th April. The occasion was very well attended by members and their guests and many past chairmen were also present. As already reported, one of the previous Chairmen, Chris Whyham, was present...

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  • 16th April 2016

    Honorary Life Membership Award to Chris Whyham

    We were very pleased to offer Honorary Life Membership to Chris Whyham during our 50th Anniversary Dinner at Singleton Lodge. This was gracefully accepted and Phil Hodson, our Chairman, then presented Chris with his certificate of membership. Also in the photo is Mary, Chris's wife. The citation be...

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  • 22nd March 2016

    Glennie Memorial Nature Salon 2016

    The results of the 2016 Glennie Nature Salon are just in and the great news is that Poulton came second out of 80 world-wide entries - only one point behind the winners, Richmond Hill Camera Club from Canada. This result builds on the results of recent years, with Poulton coming fifth in 2014 and si...

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  • 4th March 2016

    L&CPU Club Competition

    The club had mixed success in the L&CPU Club Print and PDI Competitions last weekend. Individally, Alan Storey did superbly well with his Eyed Hawk Moth Larva (pictured), the only entry from Poulton to score maximum marks from the judges. Overall the Society was sixth equal out of the 26 clubs enter...

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  • 22nd February 2016

    Preston and Wyre Railway

    Alistair Parker is displaying his work as Artist in Residence for Wyre Borough Council at an exhibition in Thornton Little Theatre from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th February. Local people will be taken back in time to the inauguration of the railway from Preston to Fleetwood in what promises to be a...

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  • 3rd February 2016

    Five Star Photographer

    Kean Brown, ARPS BPE5*, has just received news of his latest step up the ladder of photographic honours. Kean writes "I am very pleased to have received this in the post today... The BPE5* Crown Award. This is because I have now achieved 300 National Acceptances for my images into various exhibition...

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  • 8th December 2015

    Audio-Visual Success

    Well done to Val Fillingham and her AV sequence 'Occupation', about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. The sequence was recently entered into the L&CPU AV Competition, gaining a Commendation for Val. It has now had further success in the Great Northern Festival, where it...

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  • 29th November 2015

    L&CPU Knockout Competition

    Out of 41 clubs taking part in this year's L&CPU Knockout Competition, Poulton came joint third - an excellent result. We were only beaten by one mark by two clubs : Southport PS and Crewe PS. Southport were the eventual winners after a tie-break image was scored. As an indication of the achievemen...

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  • 5th October 2015

    Kean does it again!

    For the second weekend in a row, Kean Brown has walked away with the winner's award for his portrait of fellow member Terry Hey. This time it was at the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union's 'Big Day' at Ellsmere Port. The photo on the left shows Kean being presented with his trophy by fashio...

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  • 30th September 2015

    Terry wins Kean first prize

    The RPS North West Digital Group held their most recent meeting at Warrington and our own member Kean Brown won first prize in the print competition, held for those attending. The winning print was a gritty portrait taken of another of our members, Terry Hey. Kean is shown in the photo being present...

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  • 9th September 2015

    Trailer episode

    The Society's trailer was in a sorry state when we came to use it this summer. Some of the wooden body was rotten, the wheels were very rusty and the covering tarpaulin was waterlogged. We had to do something or lose a valuable resource. So thanks to the gang of four (Eddie Garside, Terry Hey, Tony ...

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  • 4th September 2015

    Junior Residents' Competition Winner 2015

    Young Noah Mason, aged 11, was presented with his trophy and cash prize as winner of the 2015 Junior Residents' Competition at last week's meeting. He is seen in the photo with Chairman Phil Hodson. The winning image can be seen on the external competitions' page of this website....

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  • 4th September 2015

    Senior Residents' Competition Winner 2015

    The winner of this year's Senior Residents' Competition, Marie Savage, was presented with the Festival Cup by Chairman Phil Hodson at the opening meeting of the season. As well as the Festival Cup, Marie wins a year's free membership of our photographic society. She also gained second place in the c...

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  • 19th August 2015

    Sad News

    It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our Honorary Life Members, Miss Chloe Johnson MBE FRPS EFIAP APSA, on Sunday 16th August 2015. Chloe was internationally known and respected as an exceptionally talented photographer with a keen eye for colour and composition. As well as en...

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  • 18th August 2015

    Well done, Tom !

    Tom Richardson has now moved up a couple of steps on the Photographic Staircase of Honours. He has recently received confirmation of his BPE5* and EFIAP/s (the 's' standing for 'silver') awards, as the pictured certificates confirm. His impressive stream of honours reads ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s BPE5*. We...

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  • 7th August 2015

    Library Exhibition

    Our Summer Exhibition at Poulton Library is now open and will run from Saturday 1st August to Friday 13th August. As well as a selection of work from our own members, the award winners from the Residents' Competition are also on display. A continuously running show of all the winning PDI entries fro...

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  • 19th July 2015

    Senior Residents' Competition Winner

    The winner of the 2015 Senior Residents' Competition is Marie Savage with her evocative "Mary's Seashell" - a shot of the 'cockle' sculpture on the seafront at Cleveleys. Marie also gained the second award with her shot of La Coupee on Sark. Marie wins the Festival Cup and a year's free subscription...

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  • 19th July 2015

    Junior Residents' Competition Winner

    The winner of the 2015 Junior Residents' Competition is 11 year old Noah Mason with his shot of rowing boats at the waters edge. He called the photo "Come in Number 84" and it is a lovely mix of warm colours. Noah also gained the second award with his "Bunch of Pink". Both his photos can be seen on ...

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  • 25th June 2015

    Member of the Year

    It is with great pleasure that Denise Collier EFIAP BPE4* was announced as Member of the Year 2015 at our Annual General Meeting. Denise was stepping down as Treasurer of the club, a position she accepted at short notice three ago when her husband Tony became Chairman. She has worked tirelessly for ...

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  • 11th June 2015

    Best PDI in Exhibition

    Roger Goodwill also selected the best digital image in our exhibition, which gains 'The Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society Trophy'. This trophy is now in its second year and it has been won by Kean Brown ARPS BPE4* for his image simply entitled "Tulips". This is a change of focus for Kean, who is...

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  • 11th June 2015

    Best Print in Exhibition

    Roger Goodwill selected the Best Print in the 2015 Exhibition as "Duchess of Sutherland at Blea Moor", a dramatic print from Peter Guy BPE3*. This gains 'The Roger Goodwill Trophy' for Peter, who has recently turned his lens onto steam trains after many years of Nature Photography....

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  • 11th June 2015

    Official Opening and Presentation Evening

    Our 2015 Annual Exhibition was officially opened by the Chairman of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) John Smith APAGB CPAGB. John praised the work of members and commented that we are one of the most successful clubs in the region. He then presented the Trophies and Certificate...

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  • 4th June 2015

    Church Flower Festival

    The Methodist Church are staging a Flower Festival as their contribution to the town's Festival Week. Many Societies in Poulton, including PPS, have donated funds towards a floral display centred around their activities. The one created for the Photographic Society is excellent and is well worth a v...

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  • 20th May 2015

    49th Annual Exhibition

    Our 49th Annual Exhibition is rapidly approaching. It will be held in the Masonic Hall, Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde from Friday 5th - Saturday 13th June. Running alongside our Exhibition will be a Photographic Competition for Poulton Residents. Entry forms for this competition are available from ...

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  • 29th April 2015

    Well run, Ann

    Congratulations to member Ann Crofts (and Teddy) for completing the London Marathon last Sunday....

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  • 16th March 2015

    Battle of the Sexes

    This year's competition was judged by Ken Ainscow DPAGB BPE3* of Lytham St Annes PS. The battle was limited to PDI images only this year and the marks were fairly evenly balanced until the last few images when the men pulled away to an easy victory. The highest scoring images and final result may be...

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  • 16th March 2015

    L&CPU Individuals Competition 2015

    A number of our members did well in this year's L&CPU Individuals' Competition. The five award winning entries may be seen via the External Competitions page of this website....

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  • 16th March 2015

    Glennie Memorial Nature Salon 2015

    81 clubs competed in this year's world-wide competition and the Poulton entry came sixth overall. This result closely matched that of last year, when we came fifth. The winning society was the Gateway Camera Club from the USA with 262 marks. The Poulton entry gained 249 marks and we were the leading...

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  • 16th February 2015

    National Libraries' Day

    Saturday 7th February was National Libraries' Day and Poulton Library celebrated the occasion by extending an invitation to local community groups. We were one of the organisations to accept the invitation, putting on a small exhibition of prints and digital images. There was a 'buzz' about the libr...

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  • 21st January 2015

    New PAGB Nature Rules

    In conjunction with FIAP, PSA and RPS, the PAGB have recently issued a new definition for entries in the Nature section of their competitions. As these were introduced in the middle of our club season, Poulton Photographic Society will not be adopting these rules at the moment. Any members entering ...

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  • 19th December 2014

    Another distinction for our Chairman

    As previously reported, our Chairman Phil Hodson successfully applied for his DPAGB in Projected Digital Images three weeks ago. Alan Storey was also successful at the same session and the pair of them have kept quiet about their achievement since the end of November. Our Chairman now has the honour...

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  • 19th December 2014

    Alan Storey DPAGB AFIAP BPE2*

    It is with great pleasure that we report another success within our club community. Alan Storey, along with Chairman Phil Hodson, quietly applied for his Distinction in Photography from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. Not only did Alan keep this secret from most people, he kept quiet abo...

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  • 12th November 2014

    5-way PDI Battle - we won !!

    The first 5-way battle between Bispham Photographic Society, Garstang Camera Club, Lytham St Annes PS, North Fylde PS and ourselves was held on Tuesday 11th November. North Fylde were hosts and the judge was Jane Lines MPAGB BPE4* from Chorley PS. It was a very successful evening for Poulton. Not on...

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  • 5th November 2014

    Five star news!

    Congratulations to Geoff Smith ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE5* on recently achieving BPE five-star status. Geoff has now had over 300 acceptances in National Photographic Exhibitions and so qualifies for the honour of BPE5*. As you will see from the External Competition's page of this website, Geoff has also...

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  • 3rd October 2014

    Kean Brown, ARPS BPE4*

    Over the last couple of years Kean Brown has had phenomenal success in many national photographic exhibitions. In addition to gaining frequent awards in individual competitions, the shear number of total accepts means that he has risen rapidly through the honours system. He has now been accredited w...

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  • 1st October 2014

    Junior Residents' Competition Winner 2014

    Young Jake Tregonning, aged 11, was presented with his cash prize as winner of the 2014 Junior Residents' Competition at last week's meeting. He is seen in the photo with Chairman Phil Hodson. The winning image can be seen on the external competitions' page of this website....

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  • 5th September 2014

    Senior Residents' Competition Winner 2014

    The winner of this year's Senior Residents' Competition, Keith Nichols, was presented with the Festival Cup by new Chairman Phil Hodson at the opening meeting of the season. As well as the Festival Cup, Keith wins a year's free membership of our photographic society....

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  • 17th July 2014

    Senior Residents' Competition Winner

    The Senior Residents' Competition was won by Keith Nichols with his print "Shelter from the Storm". Keith wins the Festival Trophy and a year's complimentary membership of the Society. He also gained the third place award for his print "Alaskan Cruise". The full results can be seen on the External C...

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  • 17th July 2014

    Junior Residents' Competition Winner

    The Junior Residents' Competition was won by 11 year old Jake Tregonning with his digital image entitled 'Blackheaded Gull'. The full results of the competition will be found on the External Competitions page of this website, or cl...

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  • 15th June 2014

    Member of the Year

    The Warton Cup is awarded to a Society Member who has, in the view of the Committee, enhanced the Society either through their photographic work or through supporting the operation of the Society. This year, 'Member of the Year' went to our Secretary, Margaret Bamford, who has supported the club ov...

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  • 15th June 2014

    Best PDI in Exhibition

    Roger Goodwill has been twice as busy this year as he has also selected the best digital image in our exhibition, which gains 'The Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society Trophy'. This is a new trophy to add to the silverware of the club, but this one is made of glass! The inaugural winner of the trop...

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  • 15th June 2014

    Best Print in Exhibition

    Roger Goodwill selected the Best Print in the 2014 Exhibition as "Frozen Forest", a monochrome print from Paul Cowan. This gains the 'The Roger Goodwill Trophy' for Paul, who is one of our Intermediate workers. He won't be in that class next year, however, as he has been promoted into the Advanced C...

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  • 15th June 2014

    Official Opening and Presentation Evening

    Our 2014 Annual Exhibition was officially opened by the Chairman of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) John Smith APAGB CPAGB. In his speech, John praised the standard of the work on display and commented on how fortunate we are to have access to such a good venue for the event. ...

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  • 29th May 2014

    The death of one of our Honorary Life Members

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Charles Kenneth Ashton, one of our four Honorary Life Members. Charles joined the club in 1977 and was our Treasurer from 1980 - 2000, drawing on a lifetime of experience from his professional life as a Chartered Accountant. He was a staunch sup...

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  • 8th May 2014

    Change of Programme

    At short notice there will be a change of programme on Thursday 15th May. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Chairman's Evening has had to be cancelled. Instead, Joan Blease ARPS EFIAP CPAGB BPE3* of Wigan 10 has stepped in and will present "Bad Start - Great Finish"....

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  • 28th April 2014

    Final League Table Results

    Ken Prior has worked out the final League Table results for 2013-14, now that the Print3 competition has been judged. They can be downloaded from the Downloads page of this website or click here....

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  • 22nd April 2014

    Glennie results

    The results are out for the 2014 Glennie Nature Competition, staged by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club in the USA. Poulton PS came 5th overall in the club section, so gaining the highest UK position. This is an outstanding achievement! Merit Awards went to Tony Collier for his 'Mating Grey Seals' a...

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  • 23rd March 2014

    PDI League Table Results

    The final results of PDI League Tables have now been processed by our Competitions Secretary Ken Prior and are available from the Downloads page of this website. There is still one more Print Competition to be held before the final results of the Print League Tables become available....

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  • 21st December 2013

    Christmas Party

    Once again, the tables were straining under the weight of food and raffle prizes at the Christmas Social, held this year at the YMCA Leisure Centre at Thornton. Especial thanks must go to Denise Collier and her sister-in-law for the preparation of mountains of food and to Tony for acting as Master o...

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  • 29th November 2013

    Photo Challenge 1

    The subject of this year's Photo Challenge 1 was 'Surprise' and it attracted a good entry of 50 digital images. The Challenge was judged by three Advanced workers and Kean Brown was the author of both top-scoring images. Geoff Smith and Tim Gartside shared equal third place. All four top-scoring ima...

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  • 24th November 2013

    Four-way PDI Battle

    The 2013 Four-way Battle was hosted by Bispham PS and judged by Tony Duffey CPAGB of Southport PS. For many years the four Societies of Bispham, Fleetwood, Garstang and Poulton have competed to win the 4-Way Trophy, initially for slides but more recently as a Projected Digital Image Competition. Fle...

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  • 24th November 2013

    League Table Update

    The results of Print-1 (the first print competition of 2013-14) have now been processed by our Competitions Secretary Ken Prior and are available from the Downloads page of this website....

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  • 3rd October 2013

    Another star for Kean

    Kean Brown continues to move quickly up in the world of external honours and has now reached BPE3* status. In his own words: "I am really pleased as I have now achieved BPE2*, BPE3* and my ARPS all within the past 7 months!". Well done Kean. ...

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  • 5th September 2013

    Winner of the Festival Cup

    The winner of this year's Residents' Competition is Richard Forster with his photograph entitled 'Morning Song'. Richard is seen here being presented with the Festival Cup by Chairman Tony Collier. He also wins a year's free membership of the Society. Richard's photograph, and those of the other awa...

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  • 30th July 2013

    Library Exhibition

    Our Summer Exhibition in Poulton Library will open on Saturday 3rd August and run for two weeks until 17th August. As well as work from members of Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society, the award-winning entries from this year's Residents' Competition will also be displayed. The show will include bo...

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  • 26th July 2013

    Residents' Competition Results

    'Morning Song' was the winning print entered in the 2013 Residents' Competition, taken by Richard Forster. Richard wins the Festival Cup and a year's membership of the Society. The full list of award winners and their images will be found on the External Competitions page of this website....

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  • 28th June 2013

    Kean Brown ARPS BPE2*

    Congratulations to Kean Brown on moving up from LRPS to ARPS at his first attempt....

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  • 10th June 2013

    BPE & FIAP successes

    Congratulations to four of our members who have just climbed a bit higher up the Photographic Honours tables. Our Treasurer, Denise Collier, has been awarded her EFIAP, as has Geoff Smith, whilst Alan Storey has now gained his AFIAP. Finally, Chairman Tony Collier has got his BPE4*. In full, their ...

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  • 4th June 2013

    Presenting the Trophy

    Tom Richardson ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4* is seen holding the Best Print in Exhibition trophy after it was presented to him by the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union President Mr Henry Mullarkey. The winning print, taken during last year's Tour of Britain cycle race, is held up for the camera by...

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  • 4th June 2013

    Best Print In Exhibition

    Not for the first time, Tom Richardson ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4* has snatched the Best Print in Exhibition award at our 2013 Annual Exhibition, which runs from Friday 31st May until Saturday 8th June. The winning print is titled 'Leading the Chase' and was taken in heavy rain as last year's Tour of Bri...

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  • 27th March 2013

    Glennie World Nature Club Competition

    The results are now in for the 2013 George W. Glennie Nature Club Competition, held in the USA every year. 10 images were needed and Poulton PS were the best placed British club, coming 12th out of the 97 clubs which entered. Especially pleasing was 4th place in the Diversity Section, in which at le...

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  • 26th March 2013

    Another Success !

    New member Paul Cowan was the second of the Poulton contingent to gain a Judges' award at the L&CPU Big Day at Ormskirk. His atmospheric print 'Manhattan Haze' deserves to be studied closely - the illustration on the left does not do it justice. Three days earlier, Paul had won the beginners' sectio...

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  • 26th March 2013

    Success at the L&CPU Big Day

    An enthusiastic group from Poulton PS attended the L&CPU Big Day at Ormskirk on Sunday 24th March. Phil Hodson reports that the lectures were all super and that members of the club won two of the five judges' awards with their prints. Richard O'Meara was successful with his print 'No Contest' (shown...

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  • 14th March 2013

    Battle of the Sexes

    In a novel twist to this long-standing competition, the banter between our joint judges - Gordon Jenkins APAGB and Dianne Owen FRPS, both of Chorley PS - was as entertaining as the ribald comments between the two competing teams. It was a close run thing all evening, with plenty of interesting image...

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  • 16th January 2013

    Quarterly League Tables

    Ken Prior has now produced the Quarterly League Tables at the mid-point in the 2012-2013 competition year. The tables are available on the downloads page of this website or click here. Ken asks us to remember t...

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  • 16th January 2013

    Gillian O'Meara's PAGB Ribbon Success

    As previously mentioned, Alan Storey and Gillian O'Meara were awarded PAGB Ribbons in the Natural History Section of the Interfederation PDI Competition. Gillian and her husband Richard are both keen divers and regularly enter stunning underwater images in competitions. Gillians shot here is called ...

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  • 16th January 2013

    PAGB Ribbons

    Belated congratulations to Alan Storey and Gillian O'Meara for their PAGB Ribbons awarded in the Natural History Section of the Inter-Federation PDI Competition 2012. Alan's image was entitled "Broad Bodied Chasers" (displayed here) whilst Gillian was called "Turtle with Ramoras". Their contribution...

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  • 8th December 2012

    Joint Fylde DPI Knockout

    Another competition, another success! We were the host of this year's DPI Knockout Competition and therefore had the privilege of selecting the judge, Tony Duffey CPAGB of Southport Photographic Society. Tony did us proud and at the end of the competition the last two images standing were both from...

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  • 8th December 2012

    Party Time

    The tables were straining under the weight of food and raffle prizes at the Christmas Social, held once again at the Social Club on the Norcross site. Especial thanks must go to Denise Collier and her sister-in-law for the preparation of mountains of food and to Tony for writing out the labels! A j...

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  • 8th November 2012

    4-way Success (again!!)

    Poulton PS were once again successful in winning the 2012 4-Way DPI Battle, hosted by Garstang CC. The judge was Gwynn Robinson FRPS CPAGB, seen in the photo presenting the trophy to club Chairman Tony Collier. Tony was one of the four Poulton members to gain full marks in the competition. Full resu...

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  • 10th September 2012

    Junior Residents' Presentation

    Aimee Desmond is seen receiving her prize from Chairman Tony Collier for her winning entry to the Junior Residents' Competition. Aimee's print was an imaginative composition taken at waters level, entitled 'In My Hands'. Her entry, and the other award winners, may be viewed on the External Competiti...

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  • 10th September 2012

    Senior Residents' Presentation

    Don Sutton was presented with the Festival Trophy by Club Chairman Tony Collier on the opening meeting of our 2012-13 season. The winning image, a superb print of a racing TT motorcyclist, may be viewed on the External Competitions page of this website. As well as the trophy, Don gets a year's free ...

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  • 13th July 2012

    Residents' Photographic Competition

    The Residents' Competitions have been won this year by two superb images. The Senior section was won by Mr Don Sutton with his photo 'Round the Bend' (pictured) taken during the Manx TT. Don wins the Festival Cup and a year's membership of the Society for this entry. The Junior winner was Aimee Desm...

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  • 13th July 2012

    Next year's syllabus

    The 2012-2013 syllabus will be posted out to everyone over the summer, in readiness for the start of the next club season in September. For those of you who can't wait, however, the syllabus booklet is now available to download from this website and the full programme is listed on the 'Our Programme...

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  • 7th June 2012

    L&CPU Competition Results

    The Club gained its best ever results in the 2012 L&CPU Competition, coming third overall behind Wigan 10 and Chorley PS. Individual successes were:
    Sheila Davies gained 1st Place for her Nature Print "Diadem Shifaka Wild". In the same section, Phil Hodson was Commended for "Wolf Spider Guarding ...

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  • 6th June 2012

    Opening of our 2012 Exhibition

    Our 46th Annual Exhibition was opened in the Masonic Hall, Poulton, by Henry Mullarkey, President of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union. Henry's wife, Jean, was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Grace Cudlip at the start of the evening's proceedings. The Exhibition is open every day u...

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  • 6th June 2012

    Best Print in Exhibition

    'The Challenge' - Sailing the River Dee in Cheshire by Geoff Smith ARPS DPAGB AFIAP BPE3* - won the best Print in Exhibition, as judged by Roger Goodwill, a long-standing Honorary Member of the Society. Geoff's print is seen in the picture between Henry Mullarkey, President of the Lancashire and Che...

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  • 19th May 2012

    Residents' Photographic Competition

    The 46th Annual Exhibition of our Society will be held in the Masonic Hall, Market Place from Friday 1st to Saturday 9th June, 10am - 5pm each day. The official opening, by the President of the L&CPU Henry Mullarkey, will take place on Monday 4th June at 7-30pm, when the annual awards will be presen...

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  • 30th April 2012

    Quarterly League Tables

    The Quarterly League Tables have now been finalised by our Competition Secretary, Ken Prior. They are available as a download from the Downloads page, or click here to view the final tables....

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  • 25th April 2012

    Tom's starry success

    Congratulations to Tom Richardson, ARPS DPAGB AFIAP and now BPE4* !!...

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  • 25th April 2012

    Chairman's Charity 2012

    The Charity that Val has chosen to support for her Chairman's Evening 2012 is the Happy House project. Steve Cushing is heavily involved in this charity, which provides a caring family life and effective education for disadvantaged children in Kenya. Steve returned from his latest visit with photos ...

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  • 20th March 2012

    Big Day Out Success

    Following her success in the Beginners' section of our last Quarterly Competition, Lisa Gasgarth gained one of the Selectors' Awards at the L&CPU's Big Day Out with her monochrome print 'Emily'. She is shown receiving her certificate from Henry Mullarkey, recently elected President of the L&CPU. The...

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  • 19th February 2012

    Competition Successes

    Poulton PS has notched up three further successes in external competitions. The results of the Great British Cup have just been announced: run by the PAGB, this competition is open to any affiliated photographic society in the UK. We came 3= out of 123 clubs in the Nature section, with Jo Davies sco...

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  • 10th February 2012

    Change of programme

    The planned evening with Tony and Denise Collier on Thursday 16th February has had to be rearranged following Denise's recent surgery. Instead, returning member Tim Gartside will show some of his spectacular images....

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  • 8th December 2011

    Christmas Break

    Just a reminder that the last two meetings before Christmas were swapped over after the first edition of our Syllabus Booklet was printed. The Social Evening is now on Thursday 8th December, whilst the last meeting before Christmas, 15th December, will be "Double Act" by Paula and Guy Davies. A two ...

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  • 30th November 2011

    Christmas Tree Festival

    The annual Christmas Tree Festival gets underway in Poulton Methodist Church on Thursday 1st December. The three day festival is supported by a wide range of local organisations, including Poulton Photographic Society. Our tree has been decorated on the theme "White Christmas" and member Sheila Davi...

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  • 17th November 2011

    ChloŽ Johnson FRPS EFIAP APSA

    A great honour was bestowed on Poulton-le-Fylde Photographic Society when ChloŽ Johnson FRPS EFIAP APSA accepted Honorary Life Membership of the Society. ChloŽ had been a long-standing member of Blackpool Photographic Society until that Society closed down in 2001. She immediately transferred her a...

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  • 5th November 2011

    JFPS Digital Match Competition

    After winning the 4-Way DPI Competition on Thursday, the club continued its winning streak the following night with a win in the Joint Fylde Digital Image Match competition. This light-hearted competition was judged by Gordon Jenkins APAGB of Chorley, who entered into the spirit of the competition s...

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  • 3rd November 2011

    4-Way Inter-Club Competition

    Once again, Poulton emerged the winner of this annual DPI battle between ourselves, Bispham PS, Garstang CC and Fleetwood CC. The judge was Paul King CPAGB of HASSRA and the full results will be found on the External Competitions page of this website....

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  • 3rd November 2011

    Quarterly League Tables

    The current Quarterly League positions, after the First Quarterly, are now available on the Downloads page of this site....

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  • 8th September 2011

    Senior Residents Winner

    Peter Brown won a year's membership of our Society with his image entitled 'Breakwater'. He is shown receiving The Festival Cup from our Chairman, Val Fillingham....

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  • 8th September 2011

    Junior Residents Winner

    Abbie Tregonning (aged 9) was the winner of the Junior Residents Competition with her image of a Pelican. Well done Abbie! The photo shows her receiving her prize money from Club Chairman, Val Fillingham. Abbie also gained second prize with an image of an Orang-utan and beat her brother Jake into th...

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  • 20th August 2011

    Library Exhibition

    Our Summer Exhibition in Poulton-le-Fylde Library is now open and will run for the three weeks until Friday 9th September. The exhibition includes representative photographs from all levels in the Society. The photo on this page shows club Chairman Val Fillingham and Exhibition Secretary Joan Gaffin...

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  • 20th August 2011

    Results of the Croquet Competition

    In all, 22 players took part in the annual croquet championship this year, many of them learning the rules for the very first time. An enjoyable time was had by all, helped by the warm and sunny afternoon. In a closely fought, and very competitive, final, Sheila Davies and Les Gregson managed to bea...

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  • 7th August 2011

    Summer Barbecue

    A reminder that all members and their partners are invited to the Summer Barbecue at the home of Steve and Lynn Gee on Sunday 14th August. As well as lots to eat, the fun day will include lawn games and a quiz with prizes. Jean Gregson is the person to contact if you want to join us. Let's hope for ...

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