News 2024

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Nelson Naturalists Spring Programme 2024 

Keeping East Lancashire in the Picture

If you fancy a project this could be for you.

This exciting two-year project, 2023-2025, will bring together thousands of people in East Lancashire, of different ages and backgrounds, to make the amazing collections of historic photographs in their libraries more accessible, inclusive and sustainable.

With a budget of £222,000 (£192,000 provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund), the project will see schools, community groups and individuals in Burnley, Pendle and Hyndburn invited and encouraged to

Explore their rich photographic heritage and help make digital versions of 100,000 images in the library collections.
Create new collections by finding significant existing images from within their communities and by taking new photographs that reflect life now
Share both old and new images, online – through Red Rose Collections - and offline, in ways that engage even more people in a creative and fun way.
An inclusive volunteering programme will be at the heart of what we do, with 75 digitisation and research volunteer opportunities created across 4 project hubs based in local libraries in Accrington, Burnley, Nelson and Colne.

We are recruiting volunteers for this project. Apply to be a Keeping East Lancashire in the Picture volunteer.

A key project aim is to ensure that the library photographic collections reflect the diversity of the communities in East Lancashire. For example, 15% of people in Burnley and Hyndburn are of South Asian heritage, and in Pendle it's 27%, but this is not reflected in the collections - the project will help redress this imbalance.

Contact us by email or phone 01772 533039 if you want to know more about the project, particularly if you are interested in getting involved.

Annual Presentation 2024

On Tuesday evening (20th Feb) we had our Annual Presentation Night + Pie & Pea Supper

once again supplied by Dianne's Caterers (Recomended)  We had a total of 30 members & guests who all seem to enjoy the evening.

Anne-Marie Imeson took Digital Photographer of the Year & Tony Mellor CPAGB took Print Photographer of the Year

Bill Smith had a good year, he won 3 out of the 6 trophy's while Tony Mellor won 2, and Anne-Marie Imeson won 1 &  Brian Hinton won the trophy for the best 5 Minute AV sequence. A lot of the members won certificates for Commended, Highly Commended & Very Highly Commended so all in all we had a very good night.

The slideshow below shows some of our members with their awards, well done everyone, keep up the good work.

Full results of The Annual Competition....see  "Results 2024"

  New Gallery of Images

Camera Club Member Mr. Jim Dunlop has published his Gallery of 14 Images. This can be viewed under "Members Galleries - Jim Dunlop" This is a service that is only open to club members, so if you would like to see your images on our club website then you are more than welcome to come and join us. Club membership for the year is only £15 plus £3 admission fee on each club night you attend, you also get tea/coffee & biscuits in with the price. See our "Syllabus" page for what's going on. Come & join us.