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12:34pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
CAMERA CLUB: Our meeting on September 12 was well attended. Mary Richards treated members to a photographic presentation of her 21-day holiday trekking in the Himalayas. There were a few audible gasps as Mary recalled being carried by a very small Sherpa across a waterfall following torrential rain and many of the narrow tracks, with almost vertical drops had us gripping our seats. We thank Mary for sharing her experiences with us and we are full of admiration of her courage. One of our new members was prompted to talk briefly about his trip to Tanzania and his ascent of Kilimanjaro. We hope that in the future we are able to persuade him to show us his images talk to us in detail about his trip. Phil Reeds CPAGB is our guest speaker tonight. Phil is making a very welcome return visit and his subject will be Monochrome Photography. Meetings are held every Thursday from September to May at 7.15pm at Otley Town Partnership Rooms on Mercury Row. New members will be very welcome. For more information and our 2013/14 programme, visit otleycameraclub. co.uk.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Last Wednesday evening we had a very interesting talk and slide show on Lincoln by Tony Burkett, whose photography was superb. The talk was so inspiring that I have booked our caravan into a temporary site nearby so we can combine a mini holiday, seeing all these glorious sights, as well as a trip to Lincoln’s famous Christmas markets. The next thing on the agenda is the luncheon club’s outing on Wednesday, September 25, at The Horse and Farrier, Bridge Street, Otley, to dine at 12.30pm. I shall advise soon of our next meeting place in October, as we are being temporarily moved from the Cross Green Community Centre.
COURTHOUSE MOVIE MATINEE: The venue hosted its first movie matinee, Les Miserables, on Thursday. More than 70 people attended and were treated to tea and biscuits before the film. Programme organiser Gill Leggat said: “It’s great to see so many people coming into the Courthouse to see one of the best films from last year.” The programme, on the second Thursday of each month, continues next month with Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
BRIDGE CLUB: On Monday, September 9, seven tables played 28 boards, N/S: 1st Mr Newton & Mr Shepherd, 2nd Mrs Edwards & Mr Ogram; E/W: 1st Mrs Davison & Mr Kendall-Smith, 2nd Mrs Bradley & Mrs Garside.