U3A Photograph album 2014

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This Page contains Photographs taken during Group activities in 2014

Out and About Visit to Gurdwara Sahib

Out and About tour of Birmingham Museums Collections Centre

Out and About Group Coach Excursion to Oxford

Out and About Tour of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Photography Group

Photography Group Photo Shoot - National Arboretum

Photography Group Photo Shoot - Twycross Zoo

Photograph Group Photo Shoot - Hidcote Gardens

Photography Group Photo Shoot Warwick Mop Fair

Photography Group Monthly Competition Winners

Ramblers Hunningham Walk May 21st

Ramblers Packwood Estate Walk July 16th

Ramblers Hampton Lucy Walk August 20th

Ramblers Wootton Wawen October 15th

Ramblers Baddersley Clinton November 4th

 


Visit to Gurdwara Sahib in Leamington Spa

On Thursday 6th of March members visited the Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh Temple) in Leamington Spa.

They were shown around by Resham Malle, who explained the basis of the Sikh religion and the features of the temple. At the concusion of the tour members were treated to some examples of the food served in the langar (dining Room)

For details of the Sikh Religion and the Gurdwara Click here

 

                                                                                                                   The Takht or Manji Sahib, meaning "throne"

 

               

 

 

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Visit to Birmingham Museums Collections Centre

On Thursday 6th March the Out and About group visited the Birmingham Museums Collections Centre.  The Centre, not open to the general public, houses historical items not currently on display in museums.  Items such as a Fish and Chip Frying range from the early 20th century, a 10 ton Steam Traction Engine, Sewing Machines, early vacuum cleaners, contemporary Sculptures, an early electric bin lorry.  It is an Aladdin's cave crammed to the rafters with every type of object you could imagine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Coach Excursion to Oxford - April 3rd 2014

On 3rd April 2014 over 40 members enjoyed a coach trip to Oxford.  On arrival was the opportunity to have a guided tour of the famous Ashmolean Museum.  In the afternoon  members had the chance to join a guided walking tour around Oxford and learnt something of the history of the city, its universities and buildings.  Free time was also available to explore the museum further or the universities.

 

 

                                                            The Ashmolean Museum Entrance

 

 

        Members on the tour of the Museum

 

  

 

     Members listening to the Guide on the walking tour               Wadham College

 

   

 

                                                              The Wadham College Quad.

 

     

 

In the Grounds of the College                                                        Wadham College Chapel

 

        

 

                                                                       In The Chapel   

 

                                                        

 

  Walking through the side streets near to the City Wall

 

     

 

           Near the Bodleian Library Buildings       

 

       

 

                                             The Hertford Bridge also known as the Bridge of Sighs

 

  

 

                                 Balliol College                                                   Balliol College Chapel Organ

 

   

 

                                                    Balliol College Dining Hall

 

     

 

         Bicycles Everywhere

                                                                                                                 

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Visit to The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

On Thursday 6th November  the Out and About group visited the Jewellery Quarter Museum in Birmingham

 

       

 

       

 

 

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Photography Group

Thursday 27th March the Photography Group members practiced their macro (close up) photography skills

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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Photography Group Monthly Competition Winners

 

March 2014 Meeting - Subject Reflections - Winner Roy Hands Rhine side Reflections

 

 

April 2014 Meeting - Subject "Decay" - Winner Iain Roxburgh  "Rust"

 

 

May 2014 Meeting - Subject "Castle" - Winner Jim Mellvile   "Lindisfarne"

 

 

July 2014 Meeting - Subject "Summer" - Winner Richard Daymond

 

 

August 2014 Meeting - Subject "Food" - Winner John Bolt - "Oranges are the only Fruit"

 

 

September 2014 Meeting - Subject "Landscape" - Winner Nigel Briggs  - "Mull Cottage"

 

 

 

October 2014 Meeting - Subject "Sport" - Winner Ken Bone  - "Wonder Horse"

 

 

March 2015 Meeting - Subject "Portrait" - Winner (PDI's) Bill Fine  - "Andy"

  

June 2015 Meeting Subject Warwickshire Winner (PDI's) Jim Melville - "Anne Hathaway's Cottage"

 

      

October 2015 Meeting Subject Animals Winner- Ken Bone - "Cooling Off"

 

                                  

 

November 2015 meeting the Photographs produced by the group were assessed by an external judge

Terry Bickley DPAGB, AFIAP, BPE3

 

The winning Digital Print was by Len Tomnie - Cornish Beach

 

 

The following were highly commended

 

 

Hazy Day at Coombe Pak by Tom Bunt

 

 

Secret World of Elves by Ken Bone

 

 

Red Moon over Kenilworth by Roy Hands

 

 

Torment Exposed by Ken Bone

 

In the Printed Photographs section the winning print - Southwold Promenade was produced by Jim Mellville

 

 

The following Prints were highly commended

 

 

Spiders Web by Angela Shaw

 

 

The Highlands by Len Tomnie

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Photography Group Outdoor Shoot at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Thursday March 13th some members of the Photography Group went to the National Memorial Arboretum.

The following photographs were taken on that day by Iain Roxburgh.

 

 

                

 

     

 

     

 

                                                                             

 

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 Photography Group Outdoor Shoot at Twycross Zoo

On Thursday April 10th some members of the Photography Group went to Twycross Zoo.

The stars of the show, besides Alan Cross, was a 5 day old elephant and a Snow Leopard

 

The First 6 photographs were taken on that day by Roy Hands.

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

The second set of  5 photographs were taken by Richard Daymond.

 

      

 

   

 

                                        

 

The Next set of  6 photographs were taken by Len Tomnie.

 

   

 

   

 

      

 

The next set of  6 photographs were taken by Iain Roxburgh.

 

 

 

              

 

      

 

  The Next set of  7 photographs were taken by Pam Deanshaw.

 

   

 

        

 

 

 

The Next set of  6 photographs were taken by Rod Hatton.

 

    

 

  

 

   

 

The final set of  7 photographs were taken by Ken Bone.

 

                

 

  

 

   

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Photography Group Outdoor Shoot at National Trust Hidcote Gardens

On Thursday 15th May some members of the Photography Group went to Hidcote gardens

 

   

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The following photographs were taken by Peter Calver

     

 

         

 

                                      

 

The following photographs were taken by Richard Daymond

 

                        

 

     

 

The following photographs were taken by Pam Deanshaw

 

        

 

        

 

      

 

The following photographs were taken by Roy Hands

 

     

 

     

 

   

 

The following photographs were taken by Jim Melville

 

    

 

      

 

     

 

    

 

The following photographs were taken by Iain Roxburgh

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

The following photographs were taken by Len Tomnie

 

      

 

    

 

   

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Photography Group Outdoor Shoot at Warwick Mop Fair

On Friday 17th October 6 members of the Photography Group went to the Warwick Mop Fair.

 

The following photographs were taken by Iain Roxburgh

 

         

 

     

 

     

 

                                                            

 

 

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Ramblers Walk 21st May

18 members of the Ramblers group met at the Red Lion, Hunningham and enjoyed a 4.5 mile walk in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside.  The day was warm with wall to wall sunshine.

 

 

 

  

 

Assembling in the Red Lion car park.  Information on the walk being given by Sandra Heard and Frances Critoph

the leaders for the walk, being overseen by Martin Richards the Ramblers Group co-ordinator.

 

     

 

    

 

     

 

Taking the wide path to miss the grazing cows and their calves

 

         

 

                                                Crossing a field of Rape Seed

 

    

 

     

 

      

 

         

       

 

           

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Ramblers Walk 16th July

22 members of the Ramblers group met at the National Trust's Packwood House and enjoyed a 5mile walk around the Greater Packwood Estate.  The day was dry and warm with no threat of rain.

  

  

 

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Ramblers Walk 20th August

17 members of the Ramblers group met at he Boars Head, Hampton Lucy.  They participated in a 5 mile ramble across some lovely countryside alongside the River Avon, with glorious views across the South Warwickshire countryside. 

The Walk was led by Geoff Kennedy.

          

    

     

 

        

                                          What is the fascination with a hole?

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 Ramblers Walk October 15th

20 members of the Ramblers group met at the Navigation Inn in Wootton Wawen and enjoyed a 5 mile ramble admiring the emerging Autumnal colours.  The walk was led by Geoff Kennedy.

   

        

       

    

     

                       About to cross the Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford on Avon Railway line

     

 

    

 

                                                         

                                                    Return leg via the Stratford upon Avon Canal towpath

Ramblers Walk November 4th

27 members of the Ramblers group met at the Baddersley Clinton Manor House and enjoyed a 4.5 mile ramble. The walk was led by Richard Davis.

       

       

        

        

      

        

       

      

 

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