Hebden Bridge Camera Club once again retained the Gavel Trophy in their annual photographic battle with Todmorden Photographic Society on March 6th. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Hebden has been victorious in the competition. Due to unforeseen circumstances Todmorden were unable to host the battle this year, so the win was also on home ground for Hebden Bridge.
Both clubs produced some excellent images, but a string of 20s in the projected images helped to give Hebden a convincing lead. The overall scores were 169 points to Hebden Bridge and 148 to Todmorden.
Judge Christine Hodgson awarding the Gavel Trophy to Nigel Plant.
Images were judged by Christine Hodgson BA (Phot), ARPS, CPAGB.
Our annual calendar featuring images by members of the Club showing Hebden Bridge and the surrounding villages is currently on sale. Most newsagents and Post Offices in the area are carrying it; including the Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge Post Offices and Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre. The calendar has a RRP of £5.25. If you live outside the area and would like a copy please get in touch and we can arrange to send one to you.
Profits from the calendar play an important role in keeping the Club running.
We’d like to thank all members of the public who placed their votes at our exhibition this year. The three images which received the most votes are:
“Snow Patrol” by Steph Penny
“Nightfall on the Canal” by Martin Whittell
“Early Morning Mist Above Todmorden” by Bill Pilkington
1st – Peoples vote
2nd – Peoples vote
3rd – Peoples vote
L-R, Nigel Plant (Club President), Carol Stow (Hebden Royd Mayor), Jennifer Hartshorn (Exhibition Secretary)
On Saturday 25th August Hebden Royd mayor Carol Stow opened our 2018 annual exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The club would like to extend its thanks to the mayor for her kind words at the opening.
The exhibition is open free of charge to the public between the hours of 10am and 4pm. After Saturday 25th, it will run from Monday 27th of August to the 1st of September. It is closed on Sunday 26th. We will have stewards from the club available each day to answer any questions you may have about the club or the images.
We encourage members of the public to vote for their three favourite photographs. You can see last year’s top three images hanging in the Town Hall Café. We also publish the top three images here on the website.
Our club’s 2019 calendar of local photographs will be on sale during the week priced at £5. We also have a limited number of copies of the club’s first Narratives zine available for sale, also at £5.
Special thanks from all our members go to Jennifer Hartshorn who was this years’ Exhibition Secretary, organising and overseeing the event from start to finish.
While clearing out our store cupboard we unearthed these old Victorian-era glass plate negatives. They hadn’t been well stored and are now in fairly poor condition, but I’ve digitised them for posterity and your viewing pleasure. If you have any idea of where, when or who is featured in the images please get in touch! Perhaps they belonged to a former club member?