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History

Following an article published in the "Bucks Free Press", in response to a letter from E.F. (Ted) Harman, High Wycombe Camera Club was formed on 1st September 1938, after an inaugural meeting which some twenty or so interested photographers attended. In the mid-nineties, the Club changed its name to High Wycombe and District Camera Club, to reflect the broader area from which members were drawn and, more recently, a further name change to Wycombe Photographic Society to capture a wider spectrum of photographic interests extending beyond the camera.

Past Presidents

Honorary Vice Presidents

Honorary Life Members

First 40 Years Booklet

Golden Jubilee Booklet

Photographs of the 75th Anniversary Dinner

HIGH WYCOMBE & DISTRICT C by Alastair McGhee

Today the Club is a group of enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, young and older, male and female, whose common interest is photography. The activities of the Club embrace all types of still photography: digital or traditional; prints and transparencies in colour or monochrome; and audio visual sequences.

PAST PRESIDENTS

Reg Rutland (Chairman)1938
Cyril Sweetland1938
Presently Unknown1938 - 1954
T.H. (Tom) Francis1954 - 1956
A.S.A. (Bert) Wooster ARPS1956 - 1958
S.C. (Stan) Holbrook FRPS1958 - 1960
W.H. (Bill) Carden Snr.1960 - 1961
A.P. (Arthur) Biggs ARPS1961 - 1964
S.C. (Stan) Holbrook FRPS1964 - 1966
R. (Ron) Goodearl AIBP ARPS1966 - 1967
W. (Bill) Biggs ARPS1967 - 1969
E.F. (Ted) Harman APAGB1969 - 1971
L.A.W. (Len) Rentmore1971 - 1973
W. (Bill) Biggs ARPS1973 - 1974
G. (Geoff) Duckworth1974 - 1976
J. (John) Cole FIIP1976 - 1978
W. (Bill) Armstrong ARPS1978 - 1980
Dr. J. (Jan) Jouhar1980 - 1982
E.J. (Eddie) Morton ARPS CPAGB ADPS1982 - 1984
Alastair McGhee ARPS1984 - 1986
Steve Smith FRPS1986 - 1988
Ralph Baker1988 - 1990
G. (Geoff) Duckworth1990 - 1991
Derrick Bryant ABIPP ARPS1991 - 1993
Mike Smith1993 - 1995
Ken Keen FRPS ADPS1995 - 1997
James Fanning1997 - 1999
David Harris ARPS CPAGB1999 - 2001
Dan Bowles2001 - 2003
James Fanning2003 - 2007
Chris Small ARPS2007 - 2008
E.J. (Eddie) Morton FDPS ARPS CPAGB ADPS
(Honorary Life Member WPS)
2009 - 2012
Alan Jaycock 2012 - 2018
Jan Harris CPAGB 2018 -


HONORARY VICE PRESIDENTS

Ralph Baker
Sue Carey (Honorary Life Member WPS)
David Harris ARPS CPAGB
Jan Harris CPAGB
Eddie Morton FDPS ARPS CPAGB ADPS (Honorary Life Member WPS)
James Fanning


HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

Pat Begley (Honorary Life Member WPS)
Sue Carey (Honorary Life Member WPS) (50 years membership)
Eddie Morton FDPS ARPS CPAGB ADPS (Honorary Life Member WPS) (50 years membership)