Welcome to the website of Clay Cross Photographic Society

We are a group of people who enjoy all aspects of photography. We meet at a local church community institute centre where we enjoy superb modern amenities. Our purpose is to expand our knowledge and technical skills and to enjoy the creation of photographic images. Our aim is to share those skills with each other and welcome people from the local community and surrounding urban and rural areas with the same interests. Our meetings include training lectures from qualified photographers, specialist talks, competitions and displays of members work. The Society is affililated to North & East Midlands Photographic Federation (N&EMPF) and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).

On 6 April 2013 the Society celebrated its 50th anniversary. Above are the top images in the image of the year competition for 2016-2017

Entries for the 2018 Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition closed on Wednesday 31 January. Results are now available on the dedicated exhibition website.

Roy Millett has kindly sent us some images (below) of the last days of the Society at its former home at the Rainbow Cafe in Clay Cross. This venue was once the destination, in Ashover, of the Ashover Light Railway. The cafe was then moved to a site in Clay Cross. This became a housing estate, and I understand that the cafe is now in store at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, awaiting a kind and wealthy restorer.

Yes, after doing this since 2011, I will be standing down as webmaster at the AGM. Do you fancy taking it on? No web design experience required, and once it's up and running it's only an hour or so a week. You'll be doing a great service to the club. Contact me through the Contact Us web page.

The current secretary is also standing down at the AGM. If you feel you could take on the role, contact us.

Form the AGM , there will be a vacancy for a programme secretary. The job involves preparing the annual winter programme of competitions, lectures and other events (weekly from September to May), making sure lecturers and judges turn up, and thanking them afterwards. If you feel you could take on this role, contact us.

18th August 2003: CXPS leaves the Rainbow Cafe
18th August 2003: CXPS leaves the Rainbow Cafe

Last meeting at the Rainbow Cafe: 18 August 2003
Last meeting at the Rainbow Cafe: 18 August 2003

The sign
The sign

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Webmaster is Geoff Hicks LRPS