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




The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow for a history of the gardens and for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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