Photographers snap at chance to go on trip to Bristol

Club members at Bystock Pools

Club members at Bystock Pools - Credit: Jane Baker

A new season approaches for the Sidmouth Photo Club, which has been in Sidmouth since 1936. They have been busier than ever over the lockdowns and now look forward to returning to in-person meetings at All Saints’ Church Hall for a new season in September.

Chairperson Harri Morris LRPS said: “We have a full programme already underway and there is no better time for anyone with an interest in photography to join the Club especially as the fees have been capped at the same rate as last year and are only due in September.”

Two further events have recently followed the successful Teignmouth trip in June and some of the new images are featured on these pages. The first was a full day in Bristol, starting at the Millennium Square and following around the harbour, punctuated by welcome stops for lunch and coffee and culminating at a lively restaurant for supper before heading back to Sidmouth with memory cards and tummies full.

Perhaps just as memorable was an evening excursion to photograph in the beautiful nature reserve at Bystock Pools in Exmouth. No sooner had the cameras come out then the heavens opened and proceedings were brought to an early and rather damp conclusion. A great venue for another day and no damage done but it did allow members to be home in time for the England semi-final proving beyond doubt that every cloud has a silver lining.

Further information about membership can be found at

Bystock walk

Bystock walk - Credit: Tony Velterop

Colours of Bristol

Colours of Bristol - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

Colours of Bristol

Colours of Bristol - Credit: Bob Reynolds


Distanced - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

Fresh paint

Fresh paint - Credit: Mike Pincock

Hooked on Bristol

Hooked on Bristol - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

It's behind you!

It's behind you! - Credit: Bob Reynolds

Lily Pads at Bystock Pools

Lily Pads at Bystock Pools - Credit: Tony Velterop

M Shed at Bristol Harbour

M Shed at Bristol Harbour - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

Masked Brunel

Masked Brunel - Credit: Mike Pincock

Hooked but no hook

Hooked but no hook - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

Hotwells houses

Hotwells houses - Credit: Mike Hawkridge


Jaws - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

Messing about in boats

Messing about in boats - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

Scraping her bottom

Scraping her bottom - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

St Mary Redcliffe spire

St Mary Redcliffe spire - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

Standing to attention

Standing to attention - Credit: Mike Hawkridge

Model behaviour

Model behaviour - Credit: Mike Pincock

On Track

On Track - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

Reflections at Bystock Pools

Reflections at Bystock Pools - Credit: Tony Velterop

Rubbing Down

Rubbing Down - Credit: Mike Pincock

Sailing in Bristol Harbour

Sailing in Bristol Harbour - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

The boat shed

The boat shed - Credit: Bob Reynolds

Club members enjoying a cuppa

Club members enjoying a cuppa - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast - Credit: Bob Reynolds

Bristol Harbour cargo cranes

Bristol Harbour cargo cranes - Credit: Michael Ginsberg

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