Annual Exhibition – 15/29 May 2013

Location: Bromley Library.  Admission: FREE.

Starts next week.  The Steward’s roster is available at the USC to sign. Contributions by way of raffle prizes would be great.  We would also like someone to help with food on the Awards evening (16 May).  Lastly help would be appreciated with setting up on 15 May and taking down on 29 May.


The Club’s Next Outing – Saturday 6 July 2013

 Is a coach trip to Dungeness. We leave Bromley South at 9 a.m.  Travelling to the South of England Rare Breeds Centre (“RBC”) (

The RBC is owned by a charity (Canterbury Oast Trust) (“COT”) which provides long term residential care for people with a learning disability.

The RBC is a tourist attraction. Any profits help to fund COT.  They are putting on a special bird of prey event just for us – as photographers.

We then continue our journey to Dungeness, stopping at the Pilot Inn for lunch. The Pilot Inn is well known for its fish (maybe because of its closeness to the power station!).  We then spend the afternoon at Dungeness  photographing boats, shacks, plants, shore, steam railway, etc.  Another alternative is to visit to the RSPB Reserve. We plan to leave Dungeness at about 6 p.m.  The cost will be about £25.00 which includes a donation to the RBC.  Lunch is, of course, extra.  If interested please put your name on the list at the USC.


Things to see/do this weekend

Public tours of HMS Illustrious (ex-aircraft carrier) – Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2013 – 10.00 am to 2.00 p.m.  Free

A rare, and probably one of the last times ever, to go onto HMS Illustrious which will be based at Greenwich.

Details not confirmed, but typically, queues build up outside the Greenwich visitor centre next to the Cutty Sark – process through a security tent, then take a boat over to the aircraft carrier.

When HMS Ocean had open days last year Dave and I went and had an amazing time but remember this is a military ship, don’t expect to take prams on board, and high heels for ladies aren’t that sensible either.

Also on Saturday 11 May (but check on the MoD website) there will be a Fleet Air Arm flypast over the aircraft carrier at 7.00 pm to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.


Exhibitions to Visit


  • The KCPA Annual Print Exhibition 2013 is currently on at the Maidstone Museum until Sunday 19 May 2013.


  • David Bailey’s East End Faces at William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4PP until 26 May open Wednesdays to Sundays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  Free entry. Roger Ford will be leading a visit by the London Region of RPS on 23 May at 3.00 pm meeting outside the venue. Club members are welcome to attend but please let Roger ( know beforehand.More details are in the link below:


  • There is an exhibition of large nature photos outside City Hall (Mayor’s Palace).  Stunning photography for free! Arranged for “2020Vision” (


  • High altitude boots, rubber walkie talkies and experimental oxygen tanks helped Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer the world’s highest mountain 60 years ago. The 1953 Everest expedition used the latest technology available at the time. The Royal Geographical Society, which helped organise the trip, is celebrating with two exhibitions.

Everest 1953

showcases some of the awe-inspiring photographs taken during the ascent and runs from 23 May to 9 June 2013 at London’s Oxo Gallery.


Innovation Everest

Examines the cutting edge products that were taken to the Himalayas and is on until 14 June 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society.



The Medway Queen Preservation Society and Parkwood Camera Club are jointly running a digital photographic competition.  All entries should be uploaded to the Parkwood Camera Club website during the month of May 2013.  There are 3 categories (a) work and play on the Medway (b) nature in and along the Medway, and (C) Riverscape of the Medway. Maybe this is your chance to visit the area! Details of the competition and rules of entry can be found at

Lastly, don’t forget to join our new Flickr group here: