We have now very successfully held two committee meetings and the AGM via Zoom and the club will carry on with Zoom meetings into the new season, commencing on 10th September. Both talks and competitions will be held in this way until at least the New Year. Our virtual programme can be viewed on the website.

As with many other clubs, we will not meet in person for a while. However, we would welcome anyone interested in joining the club to one of our Zoom meetings. Please see below for contact details.

We are a small, friendly group of photography enthusiasts who (in normal times) meet up on the Essex/Suffolk border. The club aims to provide an enjoyable environment for members to enjoy developing their photographic skills through a variety of activities in the company of like-minded people and would be pleased to welcome you at one of our evenings once it is safe to resume our meetings, or to join a Zoom meeting before then.

In the absence of our usual meetings and competitions, the Facebook challenge continues to keep members motivated; recent subjects were Seasons (the winning image by Ian Bancroft is featured) and Something That Makes You Happy.

We have a new provisional programme commencing on 10th September. Normally our meetings are held at 7.30pm on second, fourth and fifth Thursday evenings of the month between September and May at the St Johns Ambulance Centre, Station Road, Manningtree CO11 1EB.

New members are welcome to join us via Zoom, or may attend initially as visitors. Please contact our secretary, Viv Scurrell for details: 01206 393751 / madps@post.com. For more information visit www.evoice.org.uk/manningtreeanddistrictphotographicsociety.