16th – 22nd September 2015

Cheltenham Camera Club


  • The first of the many contributions Dr Edward T Wilson made to Cheltenham was the founding, together with his hospital colleague Dr Abercrombie, of Cheltenham Photographic Society in 1865. Born from his interest in scientific photography, particularly photo-micrography, this resulted ultimately in the supply of clean drinking water to the town. Wilson remained an enthusiastic photographer for the rest of his life. Renamed Cheltenham Camera Club in the thirties, it remains one of the country’s oldest and leading clubs.


  • In this its sequi-centennial year, in honour of its founder, Cheltenham Camera Club has chosen to support LINC (Leukaemia and InteNsive Chemotherapy), a local charity based at Cheltenham General Hospital, by holding a special Exhibition at The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier, 16-22 September.


  • A large variety of photographs by 17 members of Cheltenham Camera Club will be on display and will be available for purchase with proceeds going to LINC. The Exhibition will be open to visitors daily 10am – 5pm. Admission to the Exhibition is Free.


  • Copies of the Club’s new books Capturing the Moment and A Year and a Day will also be available for sale.


  • On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September the Club will operate a portrait studio within the Gardens Gallery where visitors may be photographed singly, as couples or as a family. They will see the result instantly and if liked may purchase printed portraits to take away, the proceeds going to LINC. Thanks for Sponsorship is due to Fujifilm. This is a rare opportunity to have a risk-free, up-to-date ‘proper’ portrait of yourself, a change from the ubiquitous selfie.


Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free

What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The east turret is in need of repair to prevent rain leaking in when the wind is in the ‘wrong’ direction. We hope to get this done during gallery downtime.
  • Hire Dates for 2022 The release of dates for hiring the gallery in 2022 is under review pending the availability of dates for events in the gardens.
  • New gallery layout

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