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Success at the Keith Hunt Trophy 2021

Ludshott won First, Second and Third places at Woking PS’s Keith Hunt Trophy competition on 30 March, a great success for the club.

Congratulation to Brian Marjoram for winning the Keith Hunt Trophy for the second time. 

This is an annual Audio Visual competition and this year it was run on Zoom, taking place in March, having been postponed from  October 2020. The next one will be in October 2021.

If any member would like to watch our winning AVs on their own computer let us know and we will arrange to send them.


Position Title Name Club
1st The Widows Curse Brian Marjoram LRPS Ludshott Photographic Club
2nd Salute to Victory Harold Russell Ludshott Photographic Club
3rd The Hangers Way Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB Ludshott Photographic Club
Highly Commended Days Like This Kevin Mageean Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club
Highly Commended Paris Clive Chater Alton Camera Club
Highly Commended Whitby Abbey Norman Horsham Mid Thames Audio Visual Group
Commended India Savitri Kegge Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club

Brian Marjoram with the trophy



Success at Woking’s Rosebowl competition

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

Jim Henson Trophy 2021

On 1 March our annual Audio Visual competition was held on Zoom, so no photos are available of the winners.

Howard Bagshaw  ARPS MPAGB/AV was our judge, and commented on each of the 25 entries during the evening, for which we would like to thank him. 

The  entries were varied and very enjoyable to watch, and the final results are – 

Viticulture, from Bud to Bunch by Geoff Lambert                         of Horndean CC
Congratulations on an excellent production

SECOND Magpie Mine by Brian Marjoram,     Ludshott PC

THIRD A Year in the Wild by Mike Tibbots,     Woking PS                             

Columbia Road Market by John Baker                         Ludshott P{C     
Big Skies by Kathleen Bird                                                   Ludshott PC
Petersfield Remembers by Steve Kirkby                     Alton CC            

Wings and Wheels by Harold Russell                   Ludshott PC
The Canal Journey by Norman Horsham            Mid Thames AV Group
No Where to Go by Daan Olivier                             Bracknell CC

Trophy winner, Geoff Lambert  of Horndean CC




It fills me with great sadness to have to tell you that our friend and President, Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB, was taken into the Royal Surrey hospital two weeks ago after a fall, and died peacefully there on 27 December 2020. Jose and their son were able to visit him for the last few days when he was moved to a private room. He would have been 95 in January.

Phil lived for many years in Molesey, where he was a teacher and a member of Molesley Photographic Club. When Phil retired from teaching he and Jose moved to Headley Down, and as there was no camera club nearby, Phil set about organising one with a small group of friends. Thus was born Ludshott Photographic Club, with Phil as Chairman, a position he held for 13 years. In 2008 he resigned the Chairmanship and was made Life President of the Club. 

Phil was an excellent photographer, always willing to help new members. He ran workshops and would offer individual training whenever he could. Over the years Phil was involved with running  the Surrey Photographic Association and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. He was a well-respected SPA judge, helping to train new aspirants to judging as well as judging competitions and exhibitions in Surrey and beyond.

I learned a great deal about photography from Phil. He started the Venture Group idea to enable small groups within the club to help each other, and he joined the Audio Visual group with enthusiasm from its beginning.  

Phil was an irreplaceable inspiration when it came to appreciating images and running the club.

There will never be another Phil Peddy.

Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Vice President

Photos of Phil here

Visit to Sheffield Park

On  Friday 16 October 11 of us went to see the beautiful autumn colours at Sheffield Park. We were not disappointed. The weather was good although a bit more blue sky would have been welcome.

This park is also well worth visiting  earlier in the year for the rhododendrons with their beautiful spring colours.

Some of the autumnal photos we took can be seen here 

John Wichall ARPS DPAGB

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our Club Secretary John Wichall died peacefully on Thursday 30 July 2020 after a long battle with Myeloma. My deep condolences go to Lin and her family.

SPA AGM Individual competition award winner in 2015

John joined the club as a “beginner” in 2011, and quickly became one of our top photographers. He became our Secretary not long after he joined, and remained in that position until the end. He was always willing to help members in the club, offering the excellent advice to would-be competition entrants, “Never give the judge anything to criticise.”

His great interest was wildlife, especially birds, and this was what he mainly photographed, entering many winners into Club and SPA competitions. He always joined in enthusiastically with our social events and outings and was a great asset to the club.

In 2017 John wrote an account of his photographic career for the PAGB News, which is reproduced here –

“My fascination with nature and love of nature photography have their origins in the inspiring wildlife programmes of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It didn’t matter whether it was Armand and Michaela Dennis on the plains of East Africa, Peter Scott telling us to “Look” or Jacques Cousteau who was “Diving to Adventure”, I dreamed of doing what they did and, I guess, the wish to capture the experience with a camera must have been buried somewhere in my subconscious. Fast forward to the early 70’s and I at last got my hands on an SLR, my wife’s Practika, which I quickly discovered was fine for recording friends and family, but with only a 135mm lens was not a lot of use for capturing wildlife.
Though I up-graded my kit in the following years, wildlife photography continued to take a back seat to family, travel and landscapes, and that remained the situation until 2011 when I retired and decided to join my first camera club. Ludshott Photographic Club opened my eye to what was achievable. Although Ludshott is a small village club, it has always competed in events organised by the Surrey Photographic Association and enters the GB Cup annually. Whilst we cannot compete with the larger clubs, entering federation and national competitions gives our members the opportunity to compete against and see some of the best images produced by UK club photographers. I’ve found involvement with these competitions inspiring.
Ludshott has traditionally been strong in producing nature images, which encouraged me to develop my interest, but joining the club has also showed me that there were other genres that I could and should develop to get the most from my hobby. The club encourages members to aspire to PAGB or RPS distinction. I initially followed the RPS route, gaining ARPS with a Nature panel in 2015, which was based on the birds in my home county of Hampshire, and this provided a foundation for a successful submission for DPAGB in 2016.”

To see some of John’s winning photographs click here.

by Kathleen


Congratulations to Stuart Frohmaier,  who won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2019/20


 The results of the annual Best of Year images, as voted by you,
are  below. 


1st       Bubbles over Canary Wharf   Ann Wright
2nd      Red Arrows                                      Jack Crook
3rd       Daydreaming                                  Jonathan Plummer

1st       Is Anybody there?     Sheila Orford
2nd      The Hat and the Cat John Wilson
3rd      Shock wave    Keith Mumford

1st       Robin feeding Juveniles         Mike Young ARPS
2nd=    Kingfisher ejecting pellet      Mike Young ARPS
2nd=    Goldfinch on Cherry Blossom           Mike Young ARPS           

Best PDI of the Year 2019/20 Trophy winner –
Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS who won the Best PDI of the Year Trophy awarded for  “Robin feeding Juveniles”. 

Best PRINT of the Year 2019/20

1st        Eagle Owl Eyed  Stuart Frohmaier
2nd        Carry that weight             Stuart Frohmaier
3rd         Someone like Me              Jonathan Plummer

1st          The three Amigos             Bob Cole
2nd        Goldcrest taking flight     Keith Mumford
3rd         Egrets caught in the surf Keith Mumford

1st          Cuckoo landing  Mike Young ARPS
2nd=      Nuthatch             Mike Young ARPS
2nd=      Waterloo arrival               Paul Crook LRPS

Best Print of the Year 20219/2020 Trophy winner –

Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS who won the Best Print of the Year Trophy awarded for  “Cuckoo Landing”. 

Sadly we could not present the trophies this year because COVID 19 forced us to have a virtual meeting. 35 members signed in to the meeting on their computers to attend the AGM and hear these results.



Message from our Judge  Paul Graber LRPS –

I’ve now completed the exercise, and attach my mark sheets. I’ve added comments for Entry and Intermediate, but not Advanced (with one exception, where I’m justifying a top mark even though there’s a minor fault). It’s inevitable that these pithy comments come across as more critical than I’d be in person and with more space/time than I have here. If anyone would particularly like some more detailed feedback, I’m happy for you to share my email address. (If you would like to contact Paul please ask David Bird for his email address)

I don’t know if you always have lots of birds, or whether people had looked me up and checked on my interests, but there were plenty, some of them absolute crackers!

Thank you for the opportunity to judge a good standard competition – I enjoyed it. 


Congratulations to all entrants on such a good show of images, and especially to those who received top marks. 

Entry Class Images
Entry Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet

Intermediate Images
Intermediate Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet

Advanced Images
Advanced Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet

Wildlife photography project

Paul Crook’s wildlife project to collect images of our local wildlife is going well. He would love to see your photos of any local wildlife found in your gardens or on your daily walks.

Paul says – We’ve had 12 different butterflies in the garden over the last couple of days. We’ve had Small White, Large White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Silver-washed Fritillary, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Peacock, Red Admiral and Comma. Had Orange Tip, Holly Blue and Green-veined White earlier in the year. I’m attaching five photos of Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Red Admiral, Large White and Gatekeeper.

Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the images sent in so far; there are 9 new images as at 13 July.  Unfortunately members are not always putting titles and authors on their submissions.

Paul’s message is at the bottom of this page.

Paul says – A new club email is in use for this,  and it would be great if you could send me any photos you manage to produce of wildlife in your garden or local area. The photos can be of wild birds, animals, moths, trees, butterflies, bees – basically anything that can be classified as wild – even the weeds you may not want in your garden. I’m not an expert on many of the above so please let me know what the image is illustrating in case I don’t recognise what is included in your photo.

At the end of the project (whenever that is) or when I’ve got enough to work with I will either produce (with expert help) an AV for you all to see or maybe present them all at a club evening. Photos may also appear via the club website.

So, the upshot is – Please send me photos of any local wildlife to  Please size the images as for competition, that is at 1600 x 1200 pixels and title them as in the following example – blackbird by joe bloggs. Please try to ensure the images are in the correct colour space, ie sRGB. I don’t mind what wildlife you picture, include the common as well as the rarer species. If any of you have any problems let me know either via an email to or telephone me on 01428 713946.

Any photos will be of interest – this is not a challenge or a competition, just a project – so I don’t mind how good the photos are or what ‘class’ you are in at the club. I would love us all to be involved. I will include photographs from all members who send me material in my final presentation.



Message from our judge Steve Kingswell –
It was a pleasure to judge your images. I have commented on each image, please forgive me but the comments are more to the point than a usual narrative in a live club scenario where I would be able to give more clarity and colour to my comments. 
I feel I have given reasons for my marks but have been a little less encouraging than I normally would be given the time to explain my thoughts constructively. I hope to judge live with you all on another occasion.

Thank you very much for spending time to judge our competition Steve, and we hope to see you at our club in more settled times.

There are 11 Entry class images, 7 Intermediate class images  and
32 Advanced class images. I have put every one of them on Flickr in their 3 groups. I have only put marks on Flickr for those scoring 9 and above, but all the results can be found on the PDFs below, along with a brief comment from Steve.

Congratulations to all entrants on such a good show of images, and especially to those who received top marks. 

Entry Class Results
Entry images

Intermediate Results
Intermediate images

Advanced results
Advanced images