October 2017
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Venice with the Byrams

This from Tony and Jenny Byram…

Following a period of uncertainty – mainly about Jenny’s new hip – I am pleased to say that there will be a Venice Carnival Trip next February.

The final cost, which does not include flights but covers all accommodation (B&B) at Gatwick and in Venice, plus all the usual ‘extras’ is dependent on the latest £/€ rate but should be around £900. 

If you are interested send me an email tonytravel@blueyonder.co.uk and I’ll send you further details. 

Tony Byram.

WPF Entries for the Celtic Challenge 2017

Here are the WPF Entries for the Celtic Challenge 2017. The competition to take place in Stirling Scotland on November 18th.


  Title Author
01 My Toy Mike Cullis
02 Pillion Passenger David Bolton
03 Landed in the Water Brian Merry
04 The Artist Gillian MacKay
05 I’m Out of Here John Cooke
06 Punishing Blow Mike Cullis
07 There, Is That Better? David Bolton
08 The Ploughman Rosie Dungay
09 Misty Moorings Gareth Martin
10 Bringing Home My Girls David Bolton


Title Author
01 Hope Valley Dawn Fog David Lewis
02 The Boathouse Ron Lines
03 Arctic Driftwood Mike Culllis
04 The Historian David Norton
05 Beast of Burden Allan Richardson
06 Girl on the Phone Gillian MacKay
07 Egret with Fish Mile Cullis
08 The Blocks David Norton
09 Deep Sea Fishing David Bolton
10 Have Some Chris Powell


Title Author
01 A Walk Before the Storm Susan Surridge
02 Tempestuous Sea Eric Williams
03 Desert Elephant Romp Mike Cullis
04 The Agent Matthew Jones
05 Beaver Kitten Feeding Jenny Hibbert
06 Gower Ponies Allan Jenkinson
07 Horses of Kenfig Jayne Libby
08 Blue Heron Dispute Mike Cullis
09 Lamping Up Ron Lines
10 The Smiling Hurdler Brian Merry


Dobson Henry Medal for Linda & Edgar

Gwynfa Camera Club Members Linda Gibbs MPAGB, AV-AFIAP and Edgar Gibbs FRPS, MPAGB, AV-AFIAP have each been awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Dobson Henry Medal.  This award is for outstanding contributions in the Audio Visual medium. This not only includes organising events at national and international level, but helping and advising others. They were each presented with a medal at the National Audio Visual Championship on Saturday 23rd September, only the fourth couple to receive the award.

Linda and Edgar, who have been involved in the medium for nearly 30 years, said that they were delighted and honoured to be awarded their Medals, which were presented to them by RPS President Robert Albright FRPS.


Clive Minnitt Hangs Up His Boots

Well known lecturer Clive Minnitt has decided to retire from giving club lectures.

Clive says “I have been a speaker on the WPF circuit for many years (although infrequently speaking) and I have decided to hang up my boots, as it were, to concentrate my efforts on leading photographic tours for Light & land.”

We all wish him well in the future and thank him for the very enjoyable lectures he brought to clubs all over the WPF.

New members on the WPF Executive

At the AGM in March, we were not able to elect sufficient members to the Executive to bring it to its full complement.  Since then, I am delighted to announce that Howard Evans AWPF and Ron Lines AWPF have been co-opted onto the Executive.  Their contact details are on the contacts page.

I hope you will join with me in thanking them for working on behalf of all our member societies.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – Vice President