Patricia Henson presented the trophy to Harold at a later date.
Jim Henson Competition Results
26 March 2022
Congratulations to Harold Russell, our Chairman, for winning the 2022 Jim Henson AV trophy, and a special thank you to our judge Ian Bateman for an interesting and informative afternoon. The meeting was held on Zoom, and started with some of Ian’s excellent AVs. Ian commented on each AV as it was played in the second half, making this a good learning event as well as being entertaining. It was a lovely sunny March day, so the audience was smaller than expected, but those who were in attendance were given a treat.
FIRST – Faces of South East Asia by Harold Russell
Second – Free as a bird by Steve Kirkby
Third – The Chestnut’s Curse by Kathleen Bird
Highly Commended – February at Wisley by Paul Crook Where sand dunes meet the sea by Jean Hoyle
Commended – Winchester Cathedral Flowers by Geoff Lambert A short journey across Romney Marsh by Richard Knapp
I am sorry to tell you that Mike Withers died peacefully in hospital on Thursday 14 April, with his family around him, and our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Marguerite and their children.
Mike was a long- standing member of the club, and was our Chairman in 2012 – 13. He did a great deal of work for the club, including editing our accounts over many years, and was always ready to join in on social occasions. When we moved to Headley Village Hall he, as a Trustee of the hall, went out of his way to smooth our progress.
Mike was a professional electrical engineer and enjoyed a celebrated career which included becoming, in his later years, a Professor at Loughborough University.
I am sorry to tell you that a long standing and stalwart member of the club, David Barrett, died on Thursday 31 March. When I first joined Ludshott Photographic Club, David, a founder member of the club, was the Competition Secretary, internal and external. He ran it all from paper lists – no computers were in evidence then. The competitions were either prints or slides, and David taught me how to label the slides – upside down – and to mask them where necessary; there was no easy cropping in those days.
David had a wonderful sense of humour, and always joined in enthusiastically at serious meetings and fun socials alike. He helped with everything, and did very well in club and SPA competitions. He loved architectural photographs and portraits and ran the first portrait workshop for club members.
Gordon Rae knew David well. He says
I worked with David at ICI in Fernhurst, and we cheerfully competed against each other in the annual friendly photo competitions there in the late 70s and 80s. Then I drifted away from photography for many years until David cajoled me into joining Ludshott in 2007 with something new called a “digital camera”.
I cannot thank him enough for all the fun, friendship and help I have enjoyed ever since in LPC, even though when I showed one of the best flower photographs I have ever taken his remark was “Not that bloody poppy again!”
A message from Brian Thomas: “Very sad, he was a good friend to me too when I joined the club, and was always supportive and made helpful critiques of some of my efforts, but in his inimitable style he would also gently reproach your efforts if you then didn’t pay attention to his words. A fine photographer and such a valued club member. My thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Caroline Lemka: “I’m very sorry to hear that. I knew David well having worked with him at ICI in Farnham for the best part of 15 years. He was always the unofficial photographer at any department event. In fact I introduced him to computing!”
David at an SPA Awards dinner in 2007 with Tony Riley and Kathleen Bird
David on drinks duty at the club’s 10th anniversary social in 2005 with Les Howard and Jim Henson.
(Click on the thumbnails above for a larger picture)
David Huntingford died peacefully at home with his family on 1 December after a few weeks in hospital.
He was a very active early member of the club, and held the position of Club Secretary for many years before becoming Vice Chairman. He took over as Chairman for 2 years when Phil Peddy retired in 2008.
David did a great deal for the club especially with regard to our sound system, which he designed and managed for many years. He was always willing to share his camera knowledge and to help new members. In 2007 he was instrumental in obtaining a lottery grant for the club to buy our first computer and projector. Up until then we had been producing colour slides for some competitions.
Playing Croquet with Phil Peddy at the Club BBQ in 2015
Ludshott Photographic Club held an exhibition at the Holme Junior School in Headley on 25 September.
A general view was that this exhibition, held in the Hall of Holme School Headley, was one of the best ever attended. A team of members led by Diana Grant planned, advertised and executed the exhibition.
We showed over 100 prints, 15 of which were taken by five young ladies from the school who were tutored by 5 members of the club. Their standard was so high that their prints seamlessly fitted among those of members.
The exhibition was sponsored by Allglass frameworks and Alert locksmiths of Bordon, which, together with a very well supported raffle of gifts by local businesses, plus a sale of prints, raised just under £400 for school funds.
The link to the school was via John Gamble, a club member and a Governor at the school.
Below is the link to the final images eligible for this year’s Best of Year award which will be presented at the Club’s AGM on June 14th. Would all members please vote for one image and send your final vote to the Club’s Competition email address –
Ludshott did it! We won this SPA Interclub competition on 9 March 2021!
Congratulations to our selection team and the five photographers who presented the winning panel at this annual competition.
The five photographs and their authors were:
Now and Then in Russia by Gordon Rae LRPS CPAGB
Mummy’s Angel by John Dumble
Phoenix Rising by Jonathan Plummer
Pretty Flamingo by John Gamble LRPS
Ownership by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB