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2011-2012 Events and Outings



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Reports and photographs of the current years events and outings will appear here, please see the programme for forthcoming events, and click on the link above for previous years.  Most photos shown here are thumbnails, click on an image to see a larger photograph. The most recent events are at the top.


19th April 2012

Patricia Tutt (top and Ruth Nicholls being presented with their PAGB awards by
Rod Wheelans FRPS AMPA MFIAP MPAGB at our Annual Open and Photographer of the Year Competition on 19th April 2012. Patricia won a Credit Award (CPAGB), and Ruth won a Distinction Award (DPAGB).


CVI Technical Optics, Onchan
11th August 2011

Photo by Doug Allan

Dr. Helmut Kessler gave us a very informative introduction into their manufacturing processes and the type of products they produce.  All very high tech, and to an incredibly high standard of tolerance.  The tour covered their production of the highest quality lenses etc and was an insight into another world of optics which most of us had no knowledge whatsoever.

It also showed how a world leader in their field goes almost unnoticed on our Island whilst are recognised for their expertise worldwide.

Later we retired to La Piazza, for what has now become our almost traditional “after visit” meal.

Thanks once again to Doreen for organising a very informative outing for our Members.


Ayres wildlife area and lakes
7th July 2011

After an outing here last summer in poor weather conditions, we were rewarded with sunshine and blue sky this year. There was plenty of plants and flowers to photograph, the conditions were still tricky for those close up shots with the blustery breeze. Nevertheless we had a very enjoyable hour or two and finished off with the now customary meal, this time at the Raven.

Photos by Dorothy Flint and Gordon Corrin



Tynwald Day
Tuesday 5th July 2011

Our display in the Homecomers Marquee at Tynwald. Thanks for the hard work by all those involved in organising the display and to the members who contributed photographs.

Photos by Doug Allan


Wild Flowers and Orchids at the Observatory, Foxdale
Monday 20th June 2011

Our members enjoyed a visit to the Observatory near Foxdale, James Martin kindly invited the WPS to see the wild flowers and orchids in the meadow at the observatory. James also gave a talk and demonstrated some equipment used at the observatory including a special filter enabling the sun to be viewed through a telescope and a camera and software used to capture and produce photos of space.

The outing ended in the now customary and enjoyable manner - a meal, this time at the Hawthorn Inn. Special thanks to James Martin, and to Doreen and Dennis for organising the outing.

James Martin

Photos by Doug Allan



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