About Towcester Camera Club
Towcester Camera Club meets on alternate Wednesdays from September to July with a break at Christmas.
The club meet at St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone.
Meetings start at 20:00 and conclude at 22:00
Tea, Coffee and biscuits served during short interval (approx. 21:00)
The current membership fee payable at the beginning of May is £12.00
A payment of £3.00 due at all meetings attended.
The current membership stands at 41.
We are not at present a competition orientated club like most other clubs around. We only enter two per year, one against Olney Camera Club and the Terry Chapman competition which is for all camera clubs in Northamptonshire.
Towcester Camera Club was formed in 2000 and used to meet at Towcester Town Hall before moving to Towcester Scout Hut in 2001. The scout hall at that time was ok in the warmer weather but in winter was very cold the only heating was by 2 or 3 wall mounted fan heaters which were so noisy that if we had a speaker the heaters had to be turned off in order to hear what was being said. At this time we were lucky if more than six members turned up to a meeting. We stayed there until it was destroyed by fire in about 2002. At this point we needed somewhere to meet in a hurry, so one of the members at that time being a member of Towcester working men’s club managed to arrange the use of a room there until we could find somewhere more suitable.
We then moved to the Methodist Hall in Greens Norton until the hall was closed in 2013. This was such a vast difference from the Scout Hut in that it was warm and comfortable and had better kitchen facilities although parking did become bit of a problem in later years. We then moved to our present home at St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone. Again it is a nice bright hall warm with good facilities and reasonable parking. At this time the club are actively looking at the possibility of moving to a suitable venue in Towcester which given the name of the club could prove to be of much benefit regarding attracting new members and getting more support from the town of Towcester.
Committee 2016 - 2017
Chairperson – Dave Kidd
Treasurer – Kevin Adams
Co-Chair - Anne Gray
Programme Organiser– Steve McGill
Membership Co-ordinator - Maggie Burgess-Wood
Social Media and Web Master - Ben Bucklow
Elected Member - David Hewitt
Elected Member - Paul Tuckey