Members of Grange camera club members will remember Bernard Danks and his wife Daphney. Bernard passed away some time ago and his wife has now followed him. Bernard was our chairman a few years ago. On the day I was informed I was looking at a picture that was taken on one of our trips a few years ago. We had a delightful coach trip to Consal Hall near Leek.
Front row. I don’t know the name of the driver, (owner of Consall Hall), Maisey in green. Second row. Daphney (Bernard’s wife), Jean (Derek’s wife). Third Row. Derek (past President), Bernard.
In the background is Andree who is also no longer with us.
Following the interest in Jon’s pictures at Wednesday’s Zoom meeting, he asked me to put some details on our site. The lens is a Kamlan 50mm f1.1 costing around £150. At this price, it is not autofocus. f1.1 lets in a lot of light which makes focussing a little easier.
Tomorrow’s (7/12/2020) Zoom meeting will be a Committee meeting in preparation for Wednesday’s Interim AGM. This will be an open meeting, so if you want to log in that will be fine.
On Wednesday (9/12/2020) we will hold an Interim AGM to hold us over until we are in the position to hold an actual AGM. Please try to attend on Wednesday.
On Thursday Jon is planning a Photo walk in Wolverhampton and the Mander Centre. The object of this walk is to photograph the Christmas decorations. After discussion, it has been decided that the group will meet outside Caffe Nero at the Queen Square end of Darlington Street (Beaties) at 2pm. Jon is discussing this with the Mander Centre management and will confirm later. At the moment the only condition is that there will be no tripods allowed, the normal Covid precautions will be observed.
Leave the house at 11am on Tue 24th November. The Church is St Andrews in Bilston Street, Sedgley. The cemetery is Beacon Hill in Dovedale Road where they should be there at noon. Dave Macdonald has been asked to represent the club.
Monday 30th November at 11.00 a.m. at the URC in the village. Although the number of attendees is limited, Janice asked if I would attend to represent Mike’s friends at Compton G. Obviously I said I would be there.
It’s with great sorrow that I have to tell the members of the death of two of our members. Eddie lost Andree who passed peacefully early one-morning last week.
Before I had time to tell the members I had a message from Paul today telling me that Mike had also died. We did know that he had been taken to Compton Care and was likely to stay there. His parting came as a shock to me.
Both came out of the blue and they will leave a huge gaping hole in the group. At the same time, Helen lost her father, apart from everything else 2020 is a year to forget. One positive thing is that we all have plenty of photos to help us think of happy times.
I will let you all know any more details as they are known but under the restrictions in place, it is almost certain that we will not be able to attend the funerals. I am sure that Jon will be sending cards but if you want to send a personal one contact me for details.