This Club returned to the Royal Oak, Green St. Green with 18 members attending. It was a very enjoyable evening and we were well looked after by our waitresses who managed to serve the correct food to everyone, despite the multiple choices ordered and sorting out the individual bills at the end. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and enjoyed a very good sociable evening.
Seven members made the trip up to London Bridge - Bob, Alan R, Roger, Keith, Nigel, Lawrence and David.
Heading up Tooley Street towards City Hall there are many great shapes, patterns and reflections to be had in the interesting architecture. Carrying on to City Hall and Tower Bridge which was now lit with some good evening light beofre crossing over the bridge, pausing for some sunset shots, before arriving at St Katherines Dock where the Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ is now moored. We visited the Dickens Inn for some liquid refreshments befrore heading home after a very socialable and enjoyable evening with the opportunity to take some images which will hopefully make it into competition. (pictures from the evening below)
A well-attended trip to the Kent & East Sussex Railway at Tenterden, 12th August with 10 members and partners making the trip. The weather wasn't the best for photography with an overcast blank sky but we all made the most of the various opportunities on offer. These included the steam traction and static engines on display, the engines and rolling stock, the train journey to Bodiam followed by a 10 minute walk up to the National Trust moated 14th century Bodiam Castle, with a few of us making the climb up the tower for a panoramic view of the East Sussex countryside. As usual, refreshments were taken at every opportunity, finishing with cream teas at Bodiam Castle to finish off a very enjoyable day. (pictures below)
Wingham Wildlife Park, 22nd July - the few members that went enjoyed some good weather and the chance to photograph a whole range of animals. Not a large area to cover but enough to make it interesting with big cats, bears, owls, reptiles, flamingos and penguins to name just a few. It is a family attraction but didn't seem to be too crowded even when we had the usual refreshment stops. (pictures below). A good day and hopefully a few competition entries.
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