|Membership Benefits||23 March 2017|
As a member of The St Ives Photographic Club you can:
THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE CLUB
The Club was founded in February 1972 by Barry Wakefield of St Ives and Alan Prevost of Swavesey. Up to that time Barry & Alan had belonged to another local Photographic Club in the area but they decided to start a new club based in St Ives itself.
An advertisement was placed in the Hunts Post for two weeks and the inaugural meeting took place on 23rd February 1972 at The Robin Hood Public House in St Ives where a Committee was formed.
This was reported in the Hunts Post on 9th March 1972. The response was overwhelming, so after a few weeks larger accommodation was sought. The Club met for a few weeks at the Scout Hall and then at the Youth Centre in Broad Leys for a few years before moving to the Ivo Centre and then The Free Church Centre.
The Club was called the St Ives Photographic Club and not St Ives Camera Club to save any confusion with the Cricket Club who would have had the same initials.