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We are a busy lot!

A few things to dabble in ?
The long, hot summer rambles on, as do those of our members intent on socialising with cameras during the downtime in our formal programme. The weather however, rather spoiled our planned visit to Bath on Tuesday for the final visit of Carter's steam funfair, as the heavens opened on arrival, and we retired to shelter rather swiftly, with barely a shutter clicked!

Some of us gathered to take the Imberbus from Warminster on Saturday to explore the village abandoned to the military in WW2, and on Sunday the Mid Somerset Show provided the opportunity for a range of community shots, as well as a meeting with Laura Kearns, a prospective new member, who made herself known to us through our ever-changing website. We continue to be involved with Paulton Rovers FC- we take photos of matches and they allow our reactivated Audio Visual Group to meet at their venue. You missed a cracker of an FA Cup first round game against Bideford on Saturday if you didn’t go ! Some of our (less enthusiastic soccer fan) members are looking forward to the new Rugby season at MSN for thei regular action boosters.

The upcoming Bank Holiday weekend looks full of activity, but before we consider the East Somerset Railway’s “The Way We Were” annual extravaganza, we offer members the opportunity on Thursday at 10am to meet up at the Birds of Prey Centre, Newton St. Loe, where the birds currently are flown daily at 11am and 2pm Wednesday to Sunday. There is a nice café there too for follow up refreshment!

Our normal club programme resumes on 1st September with an initial Zoom meeting, but these will in future be interspersed with face-to-face meetings as long as pandemic restrictions do not apply. Members are reminded to be prepared to show their own images of choice digitally, and to submit, by that date, their entries for the first Open Competition of the Autumn.

However, there continues to be a number of local events to tempt us at other times in the week, as we drift into colourful Autumn, namely the ESR heritage Open Day on 10th September. This features a new event in the evening “As You Wave Me Goodbye”- another opportunity, for those who want to, to dress up in period costume, and dine in style whilst being entertained “online” the old fashioned way! Look it up on their website.

Also, on September 18th, which is a Sunday, Whatley Quarry is holding an Open Day (10am-3pm) that looks really interesting, with tours of the new plant, including excavation areas, displays of huge quarry machinery as well as vintage vehicles, and refreshments!

All these events are listed on our website as things that might be of interest. If you are interested then take a look, and use "contact us" if you want to meet up with members with a view to joining us.

Jenny Short 22. 08.2022