Gallery 2019

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Backwell on camera

Backwell Camera Club programme for the coming weeks:

  • Thursday, November 21, has an entertaining evening with Nick Cambourne entitled Collecting On A Shoestring - Fun With Film.

  • Thursday, November 28 is the print and projected image competition of the year where members best images are judged.

  • Thursday, December 5, is a critique evening where photographers assume the role of appraiser and groups of members get the opportunity to critique and present thoughts on some 50 printed images with the aim of advising on improvement.

  • Thursday, December 12, is the Christmas show and 'tell' evening where members can show small selections of their work during the year followed by festive drinks and nibbles.

There will then be a Christmas break until Thursday, January 2.

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, Ironwood challenge for Nailsea Running Club and Clevedon Open Water swithathon.

Many members photographs feature on Nailsea People.

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

To get in touch with the club click HERE to go to its website at and use its contact form.

Nailsea International Bike Show 2019Nailsea & Backwell beer + cider festival 2019 and Nailsea Apple Day 2019 photos are on the next page(s) is in the food and drink pages and reviews which are all too big to list here...

Olympic star Nile Wilson 

at Gemini Gym, Nailsea

November 2019

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

November 2019

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

November 2019