This page recognises the great contribution made by those members who have been honoured through the award of Life Membership.
Denis Cawdron – Life Member
In 1985 Denis CAWDRON was attending Photography Classes at Deeping together with Norman Garford and Alf Maddison. The classes folded and they decided to try and form a Photographic club of their own in the Deepings.
A public meeting was held at the Three Tunns Public House, Deeping St James (was just opposite The Boundary chip shop) from where Deepings Camera Club was formed in that year.
Denis over the years has been a productive, valued and respected member of Deepings Camera Club, holding positions of Secretary and Chairman and was the first club member to be made a Life Member. He was well known nationally as a Judge and Speaker and was also a member of Peterborough Photographic Society in the 1980s.
Denis was born with a hereditary kidney disease which greatly affected him in later life. Denis sadly passed away peacefully on Monday 4th January 2016 at Leicester General Hospital aged 70yrs old.
We have attached some of his work for you to appreciate.
Norman Garford – Life Member
In 1985 Norman Garford and fellow Life Member Denis Cawdron were at a night school in the Deepings studying Photography together with Alf Maddison. The classes folded and they decided to try and form a Photographic Club of their own in the Deepings.
A public meeting was held at the Three Tunns Public House (which was situated opposite The Boundary Chip shop) from which Deepings Camera Club was formed in that year.
Norman has been a Chairman of Deepings Camera Club on a number of occasions and active committee member for a number of years. Norman is a very creative photographer who before Photoshop used various techniques to produce some imaginary and creative images, was willing to pass on these techniques to fellow club members. Some 20 years ago Norman was honoured by being made a Life Member for his valued contribution and service to the club.
We have attached some of the images Norman created and produced over the years.
Dave Stewart LBPPA – Life Member
In 1985 Dave attended a public meeting held at the Three Tunns Public House (which was situated opposite The Boundary Chip shop) where there was a discussion to form a Photography Club for the Deepings.
Deepings Camera Club was formed at this meeting with Dave being voted onto the committee. Dave soon became the club’s Secretary, a position he has held for a large number of years. He later became Chairman.
Dave has played an active part in the design, planning, construction and development of the club over the years. He remains an invaluable member, whose photographic and computer skills are definitely acknowledged by all members. Should you wish to cut him in half, you are virtually certain to find “Deepings Camera Club” written through him; just like a stick of rock.
Dave is “not a bad sports photographer”! In fact, most judges and a number of speakers have mentioned Dave’s reputation as a sports photographer on their visits to the club. He has also been involved with Wedding and Portraiture photography. He judges and lectures at other clubs and is well known and respected by fellow photographers and clubs in the area and beyond.
A number of years ago, he was made a ‘Life Member’ of the club for his contribution to the club over the years.
Here are some of the images that he has entered in club competitions or external competitions or both!
Peter Lawrence EFIAP, DPAGB , BPE3* – Life Member
In 1985 Peter attended a public meeting held at the Three Tunns Public House (which was situated opposite The Boundary Chip shop) where there was a discussion to form a Photography Club for the Deepings.
Deepings Camera Club was formed at this meeting with Peter being voted onto the committee. Peter has spent over 30 years on the committee, being Treasurer for 25 years and, at present, is the club’s External Competition Secretary.
He enjoys taking photographs in the areas of Sport, Landscape and Nature, as you can see here, and has worked hard to gain the following awards which emphasise his ability to help anyone in need of photographic advice, just like the other Life Members do. He was also a member of Peterborough Photographic Society from 1987 to 1996. (DPAGB, EFIAP and BPE3* …as of May 2017)
For his valued contribution and service to the club, he was made a Life Member some 15 years ago and remains an active club member.