What’s on at the Club Tonight
Tonight is viewing and judging of the Summer Project on the theme of Gardens. David Mendus will judge the three presentations.
It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Print Competition.

It’s Subs Time Again
The new season has started and its subs time. The full sub is £60 again this year. The renewal form can be downloaded from the web site.
For those who wish to pay by on line banking the details are as follows: Bromley Camera Club A/C 42292212, sort code 60-04-02. Ref: your name. We bank with NatWest.

Results Round 1 of PDI Competition
Congratulations to those scoring a 20
Preliminary – Wisdom by Sarah Schneider
Allium and Hoverfly and Down the Home Straight by Czech Conroy LRPS
Triumph and Girl with an Earring by Vera Stevens
One More Cup of Coffee by Edmund Ault
Big Sky Small Boat by Paul Whitmarsh
Dog on Beach by Betty Deshmukh
If you score either a 19 or 20 for one of your images in any of our competitions, don’t forget to send a PDI of the image to Greg (webmaster@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) for insertion in our website.

Christmas Meal – Thursday 15 December 2016 at Cow and Pig, East Street Bromley at 8:00pm.
The 3 course menu is attached. Cost including tea/coffee and service is £30.50 per person and a deposit of £10 per person is required.
The booking is for 25 and while it may be possible to accommodate a few more than this, additional numbers are not guaranteed. To be sure of a place please put your name and number of people on the board at club meetings or email president@bromleycameraclub.org and pay your deposit to Jeff King as soon as possible. You are welcome to bring a guest.

Val Lewis
Geoff has let me know that sadly Val will most likely be in hospital for treatment for some months. Naturally Geoff will be spending most of his time supporting her. We send them both our best wishes and hope Val’s treatment goes well.

What’s on this Weekend
Camera Cub Outing to Arundel Castle and Amberley Heritage Centre – Saturday 24 September – meet at 8:30am
The coach pick up point is in St Marks Road, which is a turning on the left on Masons Hill. This is on the same side as Bromley South station passed the Police HQ towards Waitrose on Masons Hill.

Countryside Live – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September – 10:00am – 5:00pm at Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7QL
This family friendly event, bringing the countryside into London, has something for all ages and all interests. The weekend is packed full of arena displays, falconry, sheep dogs and ferret racing and the famous dancing sheep show. There’s also a range of traditional countryside activities to come and try including willow weaving and woodturning or if you just want to watch, you can marvel at the blacksmith demonstrating his trade.
There’s animals galore too! From the more traditional farm animals of sheep, goats, and calves, they also have some smaller animals for you to have a hold of including rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises. They also have some shy and unusual visitors including bats and otters and some critters from foreign places too!
There will be many local wildlife groups and organisations who can tell you all about their work in and around the Lee Valley.
Cost of entry is £5, nearly all of the activities are free, but there is a small charge for a couple of them. Note it is cash-only entry. There are no cash points on site or in the immediate vicinity.

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival at Guildhall Yard on Sunday 25 September
Experience London’s 140-year-old Pearly tradition.
Dressed in their best dark suits covered in hundreds of bright pearl buttons, the Pearly Kings and Queens of London are a charming and unforgettable sight. Getting together for the biggest event in the Pearly calendar, they will be celebrating the bounty of the autumn harvest with traditional entertainment in front of Guildhall from 1:30pm, before parading through the streets to St Mary Le Bow Church for a service of thanksgiving at 3:00pm.
Expect Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands, drummers and lots of colourful characters at this traditional event, which raises money for charity.

Sheep to be taken across London Bridge on Sunday 25 September – the sheep drive takes place every half-hour between 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, for a suitable contribution, a Freeman or friend of a Freeman can take a flock of sheep across the bridge of ancient fame. And we less free men can watch them do it.
Expect around 20 sheep, and based on last time this was done, at least 600 freemen to herd them back and forth.
There will also be a woolly fair around Monument, which will include 40 craft and fashion accessories market stalls, twelve urban street food stalls, 4 fashion pods with regular fashion displays, and a tented pavilion showing the story of wool.
The Band of the Irish Guards will play accompanied by their mascot, an Irish wolfhound.

Japan Matsuri returns to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 25 September, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the UK’s Japan Society this year.
The annual festival transforms this central part of the capital into an outpost of Japan between 10:00am and 8:00pm, with a heady mix of music, dance, food and family entertainment. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, Japanese songs and dance performances across two stages, including special appearances from Joji Hirota and the London Taiko Drummers, traditional dancing, a Tezuma magician and energising exercise routines from Radio Taiso.
Tuck into delicious Japanese festival food at one of the many stalls, and children of all ages can lose themselves in the wonders of calligraphy and origami in the activity tent. Get creative drawing on the giant canvas wall and take part in the fantastic Nodojiman karaoke competition.

Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
This weekend is your last chance to step inside the Old Royal Naval College’s spectacular Painted Hall in Greenwich, before it closes for a six-month conservation project from 26 September.

Photo Opportunity to help a charity
Lydia Buttinger (who many will remember as she used to be a member of our Club) is now a trustee of Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre based in Biggin Hill. They are opening a new kennel block on Saturday 1st October. The Bromley Mayor will be doing the formal opening and they are hoping to get ITV there who had previously covered a story on some abandoned dogs at the farm and think they may do a follow up story. Lydia was wondering if any of the camera club members might be interested in attending to take some pictures of the event which they could use in the press, who have been invited and may attend, on their website and any other promotional material? They are planning to gather around 11:30am at the farm with the opening at 12.00 noon followed by complimentary refreshments in the tearoom. Please do let Lydia know if you would be interested in attending. Her e-mail is lydiabuttinger@hotmail.com.

PAGB e-News No. 171
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It’s official Autumn Equinox today so a good time to start thinking about those autumn colours.