The Western (Isle of Man) Photographic Society


Outings and Events, Summer 2006

Here is an up to date list of events and outings for this summer. Please note some events are not yet finalised so keep checking here as the page will be updated as soon as details and/or changes are available. Any Committee Member should have firm dates nearer the time of provisional outings, so if you can’t visit the web site please ring someone to find out.


5th July. Tynwald Exhibition.  We have our usual exhibition in the Homecomer's Marquee, thanks to those who submitted photos and those Committee Members who sorted through them and put together the Exhibition. We may be short of stewards on the day so if you are going to Tynwald and have an hour to spare please check at our stand and see if you can be of assistance.


6th July. The Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union (LCPU) Competition Secretary Mr George Steele LRPS, CPAGB is visiting the Island and will be at the Cherry Orchard Hotel at 8pm on 6th July. He will present certificates to Thomas Goldie, Russell Gilmour and Ruth Nicholls. Thomas and Russell were first and second in this years LCPU Young Photographer of the Year, and Ruth is to be awarded a Certificate of Merit. Mr Steele will also give a presentation called "Winter Whiteness". This event is open to all the Islands Photo clubs and admission is £1, if you are going to attend please email Brian Goldie: An alternative link for information on this event is


9th July. BBQ at John Hall's home (Longacre, Ballaquane Road, Peel) from 2 pm. Bring your own food & drink & pray the sun shines!


19th July. Visit the Laxey Flour Mill. Numbers limited to 20 Max. Start 6.p.m at the Mill, and afterwards for those that wish, food at The Mona Lisa at 7.15 p.m. You can just go on the tour of mill or just have food if you don't want to do both, but please let Ruth know in advance Tel 662644.


9th August. Tour of Sulby Water Treatment plant, 6.30 pm. Possibility of food in Sulby Glen Hotel afterwards. Numbers are limited to 15 for this outing. Contact Doug Allan for more on this.


2nd September. Treasure Hunt (by car), also organized by your Chairman, Doug Allan.

Starting location and time will be announced soon. The answer sheets are to be handed in at 6p.m outside La Piazza (opposite the "Bottle Neck" car park near the Jubilee Clock at the sea terminal end of the prom in Douglas) Ruth is wishing to know how many folk will want to then have some food at La Piazza. This is so she can tell them expected numbers to book a room or tables (food will not be pre ordered). Please e-mail her or ring 662644 in the next 2 weeks, before 14th August.


Probable sail on the Karina, much depends on the weather, & it is all rather impromptu at this stage.



Notes for next season:

The date of our first meeting for the 2006 - 2007 season is on 21st September in the Legion Rooms Peel.


Competitions & Assignments coming up:

Natural History will be the first competition and entries will be due in on the first nights meeting (21st September)

Gardeners World & Low Light.

Illustrate with images on a board the Poem “ Manxmen” to be judged at Xmas Social.

Presidents Comp is “ Photo Journalism” something you would see in a newspaper.

Chairman’s Comp is Wood (includes trees).

1st March Creative Digital Projected Image Competition.


Remember there are now 4 categories (Colour Print, Mono Print, Slides and DPI). Up to 6 entries in total (except small print & Annual Open) max 3 entries in any category, no restriction on manipulation. DPI entries to be JPEG.