Founded 1923

Member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Society History

The Start

In 1923 a letter to the Editor of the Hampshire Chronicle from Mr F.B.H.Wride, a local chemist, suggested the formation of a Society to further the interest of both professional and amateur photographers within this ancient City. A quick response resulted in the birth of the present Society from 40 requests for membership.

The first Committee consisted of Rev. Canon Hancock ( Chairman), Mr.F.B.H.Wride ( Secretary, Mr C.R. Beckwith (Assistant Secretary ), Dr. F.F.C.Jagger (Treasurer), The Headmaster of Winchester College, Dr. M.J.Rendall, accepted the Presidency

G.A.Walsh 1972

With thanks to Honorary Life President George Walsh APAGB who provided this information.

Past Presidents of the Society

1923 Dr.M.J.Rendall (First President and Headmaster of Winchester College)

1924/25 H T Brooks
1926/27 S R Humby
1928/29 Dr H C Higher
1930 H A Leonard
1931 A Clements
1932 F B Heathcote-Wride
1933/34 B Hutchings FRPS
1935 Comdr J H Drummond RN
1936 S R Stanwell Brown
1937 J Milton Watkins
1938 S R Humby
1939 H R Leonard
1940 F E Rawling
1940/46 R J Dutton
1947/48 F R Heathcote-Wride
1949 A E Punter
1950 Lt.Col. C W Johnstone-Smith
1951 E Dore
1952 J W Backhouse
1953 C D Hurst
1954 W A Knight
1955 W Simpson-Lowe
1956 R M Pendreigh
1957 J Milner ARPS
1958 S.A.Richardson
1959 L.M.Hinkin
1960 D.H.Smith
1961 E.A.Sollars
1962 W.A.Knight
1963 R.M.Pendreigh
1964 R.S.Knight
1965 A.M.Berry
1966 E.A.Sollars
1967 R.M.Pendreigh
1968 W.A.Knight
1969 R.N.Williams
1970 A.M.Berry ARPS
1971 R.M.Pendreigh
1972 G.A.Walsh
1973 W.A.Knight
1974 Mrs E.J.Bates
1975 A.J.Hardcastle
1976 H.B.James

 

1977 J.R.Denness
1978/79 A.M.Berry ARPS
1979/80 R.M.Pendreigh
1980/81 F.S.Hewitt
1981/82 D.H.Smith
1982/83 Mrs J.Walsh
1983/84 D.R.Stonehill
1984/85 D.Haynes
1985/86 Mrs P.J.Haddock
1986/87 R.M.Pendreigh
1987/88 R.Haddock
1988/89 J.E.May ARPS
1989/90 Anne Ruffell
1990/91 Peter Geldard
1991/92 Norman Winterbottom
1992/93 Katy Carlick
1993/94 George Walsh APAGB
1994/95 Jane Plant
1995/96 Barbara Lambert
1996/97 Don Bradshaw LRPS
1997/98 John May ARPS DPAGB
1998/99 Rita Geldard
1999/00 Ron Toms
2000/01 Alex Fyfe
2001/02 Bert Roberts LRPS CPAGB
2002/03 Carol Watson
2003/04 Peter Geldard
2004/05 Anne Ruffell
2005/06 Norman Winterbottom
2006/07 Barbara Lambert CPAGB
2007/08 David Simmonds
2008/09 Ron Foulkes LRPS CPAGB
2009/10 Dr. Zoƫ Hemsley DPAGB
2010/11 Gordon Brown
2011/12 Martin Farrow LRPS
2012/13 Barbara Lambert CPAGB
2013/14 David McKibbin LRPS
2014/15 Louise Brown
2015/16 Steve Green LRPS
2016/17 Eric Blake LRPS
2017/18 Nick Townley LRPS