RCPS Press Report Exhibition Details September 2016

We said people were on the move, their destination our Annual Photography Exhibition – and they were! We had an astonishing record number of 318 visitors! A quick look at the voting slips shows that as well as folk from Ripon, Harrogate, and surrounding villages, people also came from Barnard Castle, Barnsley, Bradford, Brighton, Berlin, Catterick Garrison, Darlington, Dumfries, Hartlepool, Halifax, Haarlem in the Netherlands, Hemel Hempstead, Hull, Leeds, Kings Lynn, Liversedge, London, Northallerton, Osmotherley, Otley, Perth (Western Australia), Plymouth, Rotherham, Settle, Sheffield and Winchester!
Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success. Derek, Carol, Stuart and Tim of the Exhibition sub-committee did the donkey work in the first instance, then more members piled in to help set the exhibition up on Friday night and yet more helped with everything from stewarding to operating the cafe on the day of the exhibition. A huge thanks, as well, to the organisations and local businesses that assisted either by loaning equipment or through advertising in our booklet. Their support was acknowledged via the digital display. We were also enormously grateful for the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Adrian Morgan who officially opened the event, accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Robina Morgan, and who graciously stayed far longer than official duties required because of his interest in the exhibits and the organisation. The biggest thanks, of course, should rightfully go to all our members who contributed prints or digital images because without these, as we always say, there would be no exhibition. The only downside, if it is that, is that the standard of exhibits was so high and the attendance was so great that the challenge to equal or better it next year is really enormous, but it’s a wonderful one to have! Well done everyone!

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The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Adrian Morgan, presents Certificates of Merit to Ripon City Photographic Society members, Tim Nichols (above) and Tom Willis (Top), each of whom had pictures accepted for inclusion the Yorkshire Photographic Union Exhibition earlier this year. The Mayoress, Mrs Robina Morgan looks on.