Credit Daniel Greenwood/Hutchinson's Bank

During the Summer break I will only be sending out a Newsletter once a month.

Thursday Outside Meetings

Please note, images taken at any of the outings below can be used for the 2021/22 Kerri and Steinberger cups. Relevant images that you take during the evenings may also be used for the 2021 summer project if they fit the theme of “Anything Old and or Forgotten”. 

Thursday 3 June – Photo Scavenger Hunt and Pub Social

Meet at 7pm outside the USC to collect the photo challenge and meet your teams, which will be assigned as members arrive. Tables then booked at The Partridge at 8pm. Please email Charlotte if you wish to join the scavenger hunt and also let her know if you would like a place at the pub afterwards. 

New Outing  – This Saturday 5 JuneHutchinson’s Bank, New Addington

Meet at 10.30am at the end of Farleigh Dean Crescent, which is a cul-de-sac. Parking spaces may be limited so you may have to park a bit away from there.
Please contact Czech to say that you are attending.

Thursday 1 July – Summer Evenings Floral Photography at Jeff’s House  

Jeff has kindly agreed to let us photograph his garden. Meet from 7pm at 24 Stone Road, Bromley. The club will provide drinks and snacks for everyone. Please email Charlotte if you wish to join.  

Thursday 5 August – Keston Ponds/Common 

Meet in the Keston Ponds car park at 7pm. Table(s) will then be booked at The Greyhound’s beer garden from 8pm (subject to space available!). Please email Charlotte if you wish to join and also let her know if you would like a place at the pub afterwards.

New Outing – Saturday 7 August – Loxwood Joust, West Sussex  

This weekend extravaganza features full-contact jousting twice each day, along with other daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire as armoured knights prepare to meet in thunderous battle. Book your ticket here:  Please note that Ioannis will be leading this outing on the day. You can let Charlotte know that you’re attending though and she’ll pass on the final list to Ioannis.

Something Different

A herd of life-sized sculptures of elephants have arrived in London, and are on display ahead of being sold for charity.

Each of the 100 Asian elephants was made by communities in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India where they coexist in denser populations than anywhere else in the world. The sculptures have been crafted from Lantana camara, a plant introduced to Asia where it has become a notorious weed; toxic to grazing animals and outcompeting native species leading to a reduction in biodiversity. Chopping down a toxic weed is now able to be a fundraiser for wildlife.

They’re now on a global tour, which has stopped in London for a few weeks.

The herd are currently residing at the Cadogan Estate on the King’s Road (Duke of York Square, outside the Saatchi Gallery and on some side streets) ahead of their migration to Green Park, St James’s Park and Berkeley Square from 14th June to 23rd July.

Mayfield Lavender Farm – Tuesday 1 June to Tuesday 31 August

Mayfield Lavender Farm opens to the public annually to take in the remarkable sight and get all their purple-toned photos. It’s one of those places that is exceptionally photo-friendly, whether you’re taking serious photos or a sharing on Instagram. The lavender normally starts to bloom towards the middle to end of June and the peak time is July and August however the weather can influence this so check their website for information. Entry is £4 per person.

PAGB e-News Nos. 281, 282, 283 and 283 extra

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Treasurer/Membership Secretary

At our September 2021 AGM the Committee will have a vacancy for the role of Treasurer and Membership Secretary. These roles are currently combined into a single one but if anyone would be interested in taking on either or both of these roles could you please speak to a Committee member. The current Treasurer would be willing to shadow you for the first year. 

General Secretary 

At the next AGM I will be retiring from the Executive Committee which means we will also have a vacancy for the General Secretary role.  I will, of course, be able to shadow you for the first year. If you would be interested in taking on this role please speak to me.