Our History

Goring and Streatley Photograhic Society was founded on 19 June 1980, with an inaugural meeting in the old Scout Hut on Icknield Road. There was a joining fee of £1 and an annual subscription of £5.

A regular feature at each meeting during the first season was ‘Noddy Corner’ by founding chairman Barrie Michael, featuring such simple subjects as ‘how to load film into your camera correctly’.

Since then, times have changed and things have moved on a bit. Our competitions are now “projected digital image” rather than slides and prints and we encourage members to also develop and display audio-visual presentations integrating sound and images.

What hasn’t changed is the ethos of the club, which is to be one that is friendly and supportive of its members whatever their technical level and contributes to the life of the villages.

In 2010 Ken Lyndon, our founding treasurer, prepared “A Brief History” of the first 30 years of the club. This is available as a PDF download.