Published on September 6th, 2018 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: September 2018 Meeting
At our monthly meeting on 5th September the club welcomed Micki Aston for a return visit. Her presentation was titled “Piers of The Realm”. All piers in Britain are listed in “The National Pier Society List” and are defined as “any form of jetty with a building upon it”. Micki showed photographs of 62 piers from Aberystwyth to Yarmouth, giving in depth details of each one. She also gave their past histories, and examples of old archive photographs to contrast with the up to date images of the piers. Sadly, many of our iconic British piers are in decline and have suffered damage from fire, ship collisions, sea salt erosion and vandalism. However, it was noted that those piers which included R.L.N.I. lifeboat stations were usually in good order. Her pictures varied from well maintained piers supporting theatres which feature well known artists, to images of the sad remains of fire damaged structures merely left to decay. The presentation ended with an appreciative round of applause.
The meeting continued with the monthly challenge of members images which this month was Portraits.
Paul Brewerton. Adderbury Deddington & District Photographic Society.