Barton Photographic and Digital Imaging Club - Club History

Welcome to the web site of Barton Photographic and Digital Imaging Club.
The Barton Photographic Club started on Tuesday 13th February 1981.

Albert Sykes was at this time a member of the Hewitts Camera Club in Grimsby.
The club was beginning to lose a lot of its members and a lot of interest was being lost so it was decided to close.

Albert thought that if we could generate enough interest in Barton and the surrounding area it would save him having to travel into Grimsby or Scunthorpe.

So, an advertisment was put together and duplicated 30 times, these were then placed at various places around the town, also at New Holland, Barrow-upon-Humber, Goxhill and South Ferriby.

He also sent a form into Radio Humberside. The then Barton Star weekly Newspaper sent a reporter around to see Albert. They wanted to know what we hoped to do, and put a report in the front page on the paper.

Our first meeting had a good reponse with 22 interested people.

We try to cover most things photographic, such as portrait, still life, close-up, landscape, night photography, sport and architecture.

We have visiting speakers, nights out, competitions, friendly battles, slide shows and AV shows.

The only thing we are not able to supply is a dark room, but one or two members are willing to let other members into their darkrooms.

We meet every Tuesday at 8:00pm at The Queens , Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber. apart from 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.