About Us

Welcome

Welcome to the Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club (BSCC) website.

The BSCC was formed in 1947 to provide local people of all ages and abilities with a forum to discuss and participate in photography in all its forms. Our members have one thing in common: a passion for photography.

We offer members a varied programme of meetings which enable us to see the work and techniques of other photographers, visiting speakers (both amateur and professional), and other Club members. These meetings are not designed to be formal tutorials, however speakers are well informed on many different aspects of photography and we all continue to learn by seeing good (and sometimes not so good!) images.

During the club’s season (September – April) we meet in-person at The Hub, Portland Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3SL. Acknowledging that it is not always possible to attend in person, we also offer many talks and competitions via Zoom.

History

“The Club was formed in 1947 with six Founder members, one of whom was the late Frank Greygoose.

The first few meetings were held in Alan Little’s photographic studio in town. Shortly after the Club started an advertisement was placed in the local paper inviting all those interested in photography to join. The membership grew immediately and it was soon realised that the studio was too small and a new location was found – the United Reformed Church Hall in Water Lane. After moving between several locations throughout the Club’s history we moved to Hockerill Sports and Social Club for the start of the 2007 season and then onto The Hub in the centre of Bishop’s Stortford in 2019.

Over the years membership has varied from as few as 6 members at founding to between 70 and 80 members at one time. In the mid-sixties numbers dwindled to fewer than ten members but fortunately we now have an average of 70 members in any one season.

It could be said that since 1947 Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club has moved steadily forward in the field of photography. The new medium of Digital Photography has been thoroughly embraced by the Club and its members.”

This extract is taken from George Dan’s, Bishops Stortford Camera Club: A Snapshot History – 1947-2007, with gratitude. A full copy can be purchased at club meetings for £1.50.

Our Committee

Matthew Bickham LRPS

Chairman

Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards

Secretary

Telephone: 01371 810555

Janet Hosford CPAGB

Treasurer, Competition Secretary

Telephone: 01799 550515

Sophia Spurgin ARPS DPAGB

Programme Secretary

Telephone: 01279 835256

Diane Le Count

Diane Le Count DPAGB

Membership Secretary

Telephone: 07964 239526

Peter Steele

Peter Steele

Digital Secretary

Alan Godfrey

Alan Godfrey QGP

Webmaster

Helen Hooker

Committee Member

Carol Green

Committee Member

Cliff Hoy

Cliff Hoy

Committee Member

Fabio Chiti

Fabio Chiti

Committee Member

John Smith

John Smith

Committee Member

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Committee Member

Keith Warnell

Keith Warnell

Committee Member

All officers and committee members are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting which normally takes place at the end of April.