Tonight is our Christmas Dinner at Cow & Pig at 7:30 pm.

Our next meeting at the USC will be on Thursday 5 January when Margaret will be presenting Lantern Slides and prints from the Club archives.


Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 14 January 2017

Visit to the London Wetlands Centre – meet in the café at 10:00am.


What’s on this Weekend and soon

Christmas Carols at St. Pauls

Get yourself feeling incredibly festive within Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece. The London landmark hosts a series of carol concerts each year ranging from family-friendly services with puppeteers and classic to Choral Evensong.

Saturday 17 December – 11:00am – family carols with puppeteer Simon Buckley.

Sunday 18 December – 3:15pm – Choral Evensong

Friday 23 December – 4:00pm – Christmas Carol Service

Saturday 24 December – 4:00pm – Christmas Carol Service


RHS London Christmas Show – 17–18 December -
10:00am – 5:00pm 
at RHS Lawrence Hall

The RHS London Christmas Show is a new addition to the RHS Shows calendar for December 2016. This event is the perfect place to complete any last-minute Christmas shopping for interesting plants and sundries, which will make perfect presents for gardeners. Join them for this festive celebration, combining local, independent food producers, artisan craftsmen and specialist nurseries. To help get visitors into the Christmas spirit, a family of reindeer will land at the show before dashing off to prepare for their official festive duties (17 and 18 December, Midday – 4:00pm).


A Christmas Carol performed by Dominic Gerrard

Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st December, Monday 2nd January 15:30 and 18:00 – Tickets: £22 (includes Museum visit). For more information please email or telephone 020 7405 2127

Join them for an exclusive evening at the Charles Dickens Museum. Enjoy the opportunity to explore Dickens’s home, dressed lavishly for Christmas, as darkness falls.  This magical experience is followed by a special candlelit performance of A Christmas Carol…

Actor Dominic Gerrard returns to re-live Dickens’s classic narrative once again:

This story will transport you, stave by stave, through Scrooge’s life as he journeys out, one bleak Christmas night, with the ghosts that have been sent to reclaim him.


Nature Cup Competition

Congratulations to

Czech Conroy who won with his photo of an Emerald Damselfly.

The runner up was Steve Jones’ Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird

The Judge highly commended –

Cheryl Morris – Penguin on Iceberg; Vera Stevens – Ladybird; Greg Gillies – Giant Kingfisher and Making a Splash.


If you want to be a Wedding Photographer see below e-mail from Brendan O’Sullivan.

“My name is Brendan and I’m a local Photographer and have run my business for over 25 years. I’m looking to get a few names of potential photographers, for weddings and events, who can assist me or even stand in when I’m double booked.

Brendan O`Sullivan

07860 822884”


PAGB e-News Nos. 177 and 177 extra

To read the latest issues, please click on this link


Cracker Jokes (scroll down for answers)

What does Santa suffer if he gets stuck in a chimney?

What does Santa do with fat elves?


As this will be the last Newsletter for a couple of weeks, may we take this opportunity of wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2017.









He sends them to an Elf Farm!