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Club Dinner 14 March 2019

The annual club dinner will be on 14 March 2019 19.15 for 19.30 at
The Royal Exchange 
Liphook Road
GU35 0NX

There is a deposit of £10 per person to be paid to Yvonne Lindup  by 6 March, together with your menu choices. 

Please let Yvonne know if you are coming, the number in your party, and your menu selections. You can do this by email (, telephoning me on 01483-200525 or when you see her at the club. She will need to collect £10.00 per head in advance. The restaurant will set up individual tabs for your food and drinks, and the £10.00 deposits will be credited to these tabs. You will need to settle your tabs at the end of the evening.

2 COURSES £21.95
3 COURSES £ 26.95


1  Homemade soup of the day (V) (**) rustic bread
2  Battered tiger prawns rocket salad, sweet chilli and
             coriander sauce
3  Smoked chicken and bacon paté sun blushed tomatoes,
            dressed mixed leaf, toasted potato rosemary bread
4  Grilled goat’s cheese on a roasted mushroom and beef tomato(V)
          green pesto, rich tomato sauce, rocket salad,  balsamic glaze


1  Beef and St Peters’ dark ale pie
           chunky chips, chantennay carrots, red wine gravy
2  Grilled Mediterranean vegetable tart tatin (V)
          aioli, dressed rocket, parmesan shavings, balsamic glaze
3     Grilled chicken cobb salad bacon lardons, avocado, lettuce,                        watercress, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, blue cheese                    dressing
4  Battered fresh haddockBrixham Market sourced haddock, thick                    cut chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce
5  Pan fried pork filletGrilled black pudding, tender stem broccoli,                       garlic roastednew potatoes, mushroom peppercorn sauce
6  10oz Cattleman’s sirloin steak (supplement £5)
             thick cut chips, roasted beef tomato, grilled field mushroom
             Choice of: garlic parsley butter or peppercorn sauce


1 Sticky toffee pudding vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce
2 Strawberry crème brûlée homemade shortbread
3 Glazed lemon tart raspberry coulis, fresh berries
4 Warm dark chocolate fondant brownie mint choc chip ice cream,                  chocolate sauce
5  Three Scoops of ice cream Choice of: vanilla, chocolate,                                    strawberry, mint choc chip
6  British & classic cheese selections (supplement £3)
          fresh grapes, celery, red onion marmalade and selection of                      assorted biscuits

Rachael Talibart Workshop

“Where Land Meets Sea”

Saturday March 23rd 2019  From 10:00  to 16:00   

Venue:  St Luke’s Church Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey GU26 6LF 

Ludshott Photographic Club invites you to attend this workshop and

  • Experience Rachael’s amazing photography
  • Discover how she does it
  • Be inspired with thoughts and ideas
  • Get Rachael’s professional and personal feedback on your own photography Send in 1 or 2 images for Rachael to review

Tea and Coffee is included. There is a one hour Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch or buy your own in the village.

Tickets: Club members: £16     Visitors: £18

To buy tickets:  Email Lindup Ken
Members, Tickets will be for sale at our club meetings on 18 Feb, 4 March and 18 March.

Rachael’s website:

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019

The PAGB GB Cup for PDIs took place in January. We selected our entries in December, and sent them in to be judged with clubs from throughout the UK.. We came 45th out of 87 clubs in the Nature section, and 45th out of 56 in the Open section. Below are our results out of 15.

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019 Open

1 Concas Cobbles Mike Young 11
2 Through The Doughnut Paul Crook 10
3 Atrium Ian Rae 10
The Red Arrows At Dunsfold 2018
Paul Crook 10
5 Steady Skipper Brian Marjoram 10
6 Snowdrops Reflected John Wichall 9
7 Reflections On The Riverbank John Price 9
8 Footprints In The Snow Brian Marjoram 9
9 Autumn Birches Kathleen Bird 9
10 After The Rain Gordon Rae 9
Total 96

The GB Cup for Nature 2019 Nature

1 Goldfinch With Fledgling Mike Young 12
2 Knapweed Fritillary Mike Young 12
3 Longhorn Beetle Mike Young 12
4 Shaggy Inkcap John Price 11
5 Red Deer At Dawn John Wichall 11
6 Red Admiral Caterpillar On Nettles John Price 10
7 Cormorant Juggling A Carp John Wichall 10
8 Sociable Weaver Birds Gordon Rae 10
9 Squabbling Goldfinches John Wichall 10
10 Protecting The Lair John Gamble 9
Total 107

Women in Photography – New exhibition at The Lightbox

Please find below information about an exciting new exhibition opening 30 January 2019 at The Lightboxmuseum and gallery in Woking, and further details about its associated events.

Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019

This new and unique Lightbox exhibition will for the first time in over 30 years present a comprehensive historical survey of the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. The exhibition features around 70 works including Turner Prize winners and nominees and Venice biennale exhibitors such as Helen Sear, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Collins, Gillian Wearing and Jane and Louise Wilson.

The photographs included date from the mid-19th century through to 2009 and will chart progressions in style, techniques and popular subject matter. Early notable photographers include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden and Queen Alexandra. Works have been generously lent by many leading museums and galleries including by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lee Miller Archive.

Associated Events

Some of the events below require advance booking, please visit or call 01483 737800 for more details.

 In Conversation: On the Royal Roadwith Jayne FincherFri 8 March 2019, 7.00pm£20 Adults | Fundraising event Pioneering Women Photographersin the Royal CollectionThurs 28 March 2019, 7.00pm£6 Adults |  £4 Friends
 Julia Margaret Cameron:The Pursuit of BeautyTues 2 April 2019, 13.00pm£10 Adults | £8 Friends Her Stories in Photographywith Fast Forward Women in PhotographyThurs 30 May 2019, 18.00pmFree event | Pre-booking required
 Exhibition TourWed 6 February 2019, 12.30pm
Day or Annual Pass | Under 18s Free
 Exclusive Behind-the-ScenesExhibition TourWed 15 May 2019, 10.00am£10 Adults | £8 Friends

Visit The Lightbox for an inspiring day out

A group visit to The Lightbox includes a tour of your choice, with the options of refreshments on arrival and delicious lunch packages to be enjoyed in our canal-side Café. Time can also be built in to explore our exhibitions. Complete your visit by browsing for a gift or souvenir in our Shop.

Groups are priced at just £5.50 per person (minimum group size of 8 people). This includes a Day Pass to visit all of our exhibitions, a tour of your choice. For just £2.50 extra per person, upgrade your group’s Day Passes to Annual Pass.

Click the link to plan your visit to The Lightbox!

Alexandra Corneanu

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Jim Henson Audio Visual Competition

Audio Visual Entries are now being accepted for the fourth Jim Henson Trophy Competition. The judge is David Smith LRPS CPAGB. The competition will take place on Monday 4 March 2019 at 19:30  in the church rooms at 
St Lukes Church, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey GU26 6LF .

The closing date for entries is 11th February 2019,  which will allow time for the entries to be sent to the judge for pre-judging. If there are too many entries to show at the event we will pre-select those to be shown.

For full details go to Audio Visual

Email any questions to

SPA Interclub Print Competition

On Saturday afternoon 24 November 9 Ludshott members attended the SPA Print competition at East Horsley.  The judges were 
Russell Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP FBPE
Barbie Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP/s FBPE

We came 7th out of 14 clubs in the Nature section and 14th out of 18 in the Open section.

Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS for winning a judges medal for “Golden Longhorn Beetle”. The medal was awarded by Barbie.

Congratulations also to John Wichall ARPS DPAGB for his print of “Squabbling Goldfinches” which received 13 out of 15 marks.

Results are at 


Photos here

The title is a lie actually. Yes we did go to Bushey Park and yes we DID see the deer. The only thing about the trip that had any truth in it.  The rut had finished the week before! Were we down hearted, I should cocoa! We had our honoured guest, Kathleen with us and what she made of our group nobody knows! There was much speculation on what headgear JP would attire himself in, and he did NOT disappoint. Our own Lady Di was very pleased that they had named a fountain after her, and was offering to sign autographs. Ian tried to scare a large stag by making ghost noises, but the stag in question was more wary of JP’s hat and Andy Mason’s beard. Andy’s hand signals need an interpreter

JG was a little quieter than usual, as he managed to oversleep and only just made it in the nick of time. That was useful as he was driving. We were also a little worried about Bruce, as the café was not open by 7.45 in the morning. and he could not get his much anticipated bacon butty. He did get the picture of the day, a habit that has not gone un-noticed in Focal Point.

As usual we had a great morning. Lots of wildlife, plenty of bacon butties, and plenty of laughter. We were delighted that Kathleen joined us and we hope that she too enjoyed her day with our group.


Thanks for inviting me, I really enjoyed the day. Kathleen

Ludshott Success at Audio Visual Competition

On 23 October 2018 six members went to Woking Photographic Society for the Annual Keith Hunt Trophy Audio Visual competition.
There were 15 entries, 3 from each club, judged by Graham Sergeant FRPS.  Harold Russell received  a highly commended certificate for “Hunter”, and Keith Hunt presented the trophy to Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB  for her AV entitled “The River God”.
This is the third time that Ludshott has won this trophy. Brian Marjoram won it once and Kathleen has won it twice. In the 10 years that the competition has been running Ludshott has won it 3 times, Godalming twice and 5 other clubs once each.
Full results were
1st The River God Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB Ludshott Photographic Club
2nd Red Arrows Niall Ferguson LRPS CPAGB Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club
3rd Winter Norman Horsham Mid Thames Audio Visual Group
HC Hunter Harold Russell Ludshott Photographic Club
HC On the Brighton Seafront David Smith LRPS CPAGB Woking Photographic Society
HC Svezhina Clive Chater Alton Camera Club

Harold Russell receives Highly Commended certificate from the judge Graham Sergeant FRPSThe Trophy



The Focal point Venture Group braved the elements on Saturday to visit the Selsey Lifeboat Station to watch the proceedings taking place during a training exercise.

The crew and station personnel were very welcoming, and gave our group a conducted tour of the Station and the new Shannon Class lifeboat before launching for the exercise. We watched the launching procedure from start to finish and the coxswain carried out a series of passes for our benefit which gave us the opportunity for some close up action shots.

After the exercise, we all proceeded for a breakfast down the road at Bosham, where the bacon butties went down rather well.

Andy and John P returned to Selsey to photograph the recovery of the boat, after the exercise, braving the elements which by that time had turned decidedly spiteful. Probably vengeance for JPs hat!

A most enjoyable morning, and a special thanks to the crew and station personnel of the Selsey Lifeboat Station.


Farne Islands August 2018

Farne Islands August 2018

The Club’s newest Venture Group decided to take the bull by the horns, and organise their first trip to the north of Watford. Newcastle to be precise. Some of the group who ventured North, had some great photo opportunities on the Farne Islands, Beamish Museum and several interesting location on the coast. This included watching the filming of an episode of “Vera” at Amble, when the ladies had paid due deference to a local handbag emporium. The mixture of good company, good beer and wine, great food and an excellent hotel, made for a happy week which we are looking forward to repeating in 2019.  Photos