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Backwell on camera
Backwell Camera Club programme is having a festive break until 2020.
Thursday, January 2, is a knock-out print competition for the Darwen Trophy. A fun competition in which members' prints are pitched against each other and the audience votes for the winner. At the end of the evening the final two prints are voted on and the winner is revealed.
Thursday, January 9, successful Nailsea portrait, travel and landscape photographer Damien Lovegrove gives a talk.
Thursday, January 16, has Hongo Chen presenting Split Second - Photographing Tennis.
Thursday, January 23, is a presentation by Matilda Temperley, a successful fashion photographer.
Thursday, January 30, is the first quarterly image appraisal. This provides an opportunity for members to have their prints and digitally projected images appraised by an experienced photographer. If necessary, some guidance will be given on how an image may be further improved.
All are welcome at meetings at the WI Hall, Backwell at 7.30pm.
Member Mike West said: "Visitors are very welcome to our meetings."
Further details of the work of BCC click HERE.Backwell Camera Club accepts requests for coverage of community events.
Previous community photo-shoots have included Nailsea Christmas fair,
ASHTON COURT: Earlybird Nailsea doctor Jon Rees, of Brockway Medical Centre, took this atmospheric photograph of a November sunrise with what looks like the first frost on the parkland
Ironwood challenge for Nailsea Running Club and Clevedon Open Water swithathon.
Many members photographs feature on Nailsea People.
To get in touch with the club click HERE to go to its website at and use its contact form.
Words and images in slideshows from Nailsea Christmas fair and tree light switch-on 2019, Nailsea International Bike Show 2019, Nailsea & Backwell beer + cider festival 2019 and Nailsea Apple Day 2019 photos are on the next page(s)...eat:Nailsea is in the food and drink pages and reviews which are all too big to list here...
Christmas together - community lunch
Wednesday, December 25
BREAKING MORE THAN BREAD: After six years of organising the Christmas lunch at Holy Trinity church centre and with lots of help from generous sponsors, the church community, family and friends Lynda Dicks is tying up her pinnie in Nailsea - but we know she is planning bigger and better things for the new year. Big thanks go to chef Scotty Dyer and his kitchen crew...
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Christmas farmers' and craft market
FESTIVE FARE: It was a lovely sunny day and stalls lined Somerset Square and along the High Street which was closed to traffic for one day only. Nailsea Cider had to re-stock before noon as they had sold out of presentation boxes and the butcher sold all his pheasants but there were some brussel sprouts still on offer on the vegetable stand! It was queueng for the car parks and the shopkeepers also reported brisk trade. One minute after the market closed it started raining so again Nailsea is blessed for its major events with good weather
Carol singing in Nailsea
Random Christmas photos
Beautiful Nailsea in pictures
Olympic star Nile Wilson
at Gemini Gym, Nailsea
Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson visited a Nailsea gym at the weekend.
Nile and his team held a masterclass for youngsters at Gemini Gym at Blackfriars Road while a BBC crew filmed the event.
Gym directors Carolyn Devereux and Sarah Houston hope Nile's visit will inspire the eight young boys who train with them.
Sarah said: "These boys don't currently have a permanent boys coach.
"We're on the lookout for the right person to guide their massive potential."
Mother-of-four Hannah Cook hopes one can be found.
She said: "They need a coach who can take them on to the next level.
“I would have to travel to the other side if Bristol in rush hour to find somewhere that has the sort of coaches our boys need."
Gemini's girls squad who won a trophy this weekend, sweeping all three West Country league finals and went on to win the league for division 3. The club will now be promoted.
Nile's visit attracted more than 130 attendees on Sunday November 17, and the gold medallist was thrilled with the enthusiasm and dedication of everyone involved.
The original feature by Nailsea People announcing Nile was coming to the town is HERE.
Thank you Sharon Colley for the slideshow photographs.
Bedford Performers Tapathon at 2nd Nailsea Scout HQ
FOOT TAPPING: A troupe of dancers from Bedford Performers put their best feet forward on Sunday, November 17, to take part in a nationwide record-breaking attempt for Children in Need. The current mass tap-dancing world record stands at 7,596 people. At 2nd Nailsea Scout HQ, Hannah More Road, 45 talented tap dancers aged four to 70+ from classes run by Miss Michelle put on a fun and energetic six minutes synchronised routine to Out Of Our Heads by Take That. The 20 children and 25 adults will have to wait to learn if a film of their dancing will be shown on the BBC programme which to date has raised more than £1billion for young people
Lest we forget
HOLY TRINITY: Keen to get started while the weather was clear the parade from Holy Trinity church hall to the war memorial began a little early - it happens every year so those regulars were standing to attention long before the allotted time. What was different this year was the number of young people at Church Lane ready to march. The Rev James Packman spoke of the solemn sacrifice made by the many and the conflicts still happening worldwide, within communiities and even in families. Ron Collins read the roll of honour from World War 1 and World War 2 and again people were moved to sadness especially when the surname of a village family was read many times...the church, 999 services,youth and caring organisations and Nailsea Town Council chairman Jan Barber all laid wreaths
MEMORIES SHARED: Army Cadet Force sergeant major and part of the pastoral team at Nailsea School Will Hellier was on the field. He said: "A slightly different Remembrance Sunday for me this year. Honoured to be asked to help with the service at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club and to deliver the Exhortation. Absolutely overwhelmed at the way more than 200 minis, juniors, parents, coaches and club members showed their upmost respect for such an important event." And he added: "The Veterans on the balcony - that was for you, your forebears and those currently serving."