PDI 1 Competition: Missing Images (posted 5 Oct 2023) There was an unfortunate technical problem during the PDI 1 competition which resulted in three images being lost and therefore not being projected. The three missing images are shown below and apologies go to the photographers, Peter Reynolds (Glenforsa Falls), Pat Porrett (Sanders Longhouse) and Alan Clark (Out of the Shadows).
New Venue for Whitley Bay Photographic Society (posted 22 Aug 2023) Whitley Bay P.S. have had to leave their clubroom, where they have been for 72 years, and find new premises. It has been sad for many of the members, some of whom have been attending the old venue for over 45 years. We all need to move forward and make a success of our new home. From September the club will meet at Earsdon and Wellfield Community Centre which is at 3 Church Way, Earsdon, NE25 9JY.
NCPF North Tyne Area PDI Competition 2023 (posted 28 Mar 2023) Whitley Bay hosted the competition at North Shields club premises. The competition was judged by Dave Phillips from Hartlepool and was closely contested. Gosforth won with 220 points, followed by Whitley Bay on 217 points and Tynemouth on 215 points. Joan Sheppard of Gosforth had the top individual image "The Apothecary" with 30 points. The top Whitley Bay image was "Where's the Tram when I need One" by Les Smith, which scored 29 points. Sadly, no one turned up from Gosforth, so the trophies could not be presented. During the buffet after the competition there was a lot of conversation between the members of the other five clubs, which is what interclub competitions are really all about.
3 Club Competition 2023 (posted 9 Feb 2023) The 3 Club Competition was held on 9 February at Cramlington, judged by Arjun Nambier from Gosforth club. The event ended with Blyth and Whitley Bay tying for first place on 264 points each. Cramlington scored 247. The top image was "The Hare" from Blyth. Richard Narcross had the top marked image for Whitley Bay with "Skyscrapers" which scored 29.