Croydon Camera Club History: 1890-2000
Preface Introduction The Club Foundation 1809 Soiree 1899 Movies Member Prestige Council Meetings 1903 Founding President Mees Years 1904-12 The Great War Between The Wars Recorded Years Riots! Police! 1931 Edridge Road, 1932 1932 Nudes Ladies and Exhibitions Club Room eviction The Studio: 1933 Cine! Ladies! 1934 Highs and Lows, 1936 A/V, Stag Party, 1937 Freemasonry 1938 Baird Television 1938 War! 1940: Bombed ! Annual Report 1940-41 Making Do 1941 War Ends 1942-5 A War Retrospective Ladies? 1946 Ladies Admitted 1947-8 35mm Slides arrive Struggling 1949 SLF Out! 1949-50 Troubled 1950 Outings 1951 Winter Season 1951 Celebrations Mees Visits Croydon 1955 1956 Nonexistence 1957 1958-1959 1960 More Success 1961 The Darkroom 1961 Frivolity 1962 All Change 1963 1965-1967 Exhibitions 1967 Photeurop 1968 Photeurop 1969 Years 1970-1972 Terra Nova Years 1973 Years 1974-1975 19 Selsdon Road Years 1977-1979 Changes 1980 Friends Meeting House Close the Club 1983 Progress? 1984 Turnaround? 1985 Years 1987-1988 Slow Revival 1989 About Club Outings The Helpers Postscript
There are no records available of the AGM 1957 but the President, Treasurer and Secretary were all re-elected. A list of awards for the Annual Exhibition has many bronze medals with the only silver being the Friese Greene Award, and two silver cups, the Dorrett and Croydon Cups.
Perhaps due to the decline in interest in monochrome lantern slides R. A. W. Y. Stevenson, who joined on 18th October, 1922, gave up being lanternist after 20 years. On retiring after 35 years membership he was presented with a copy of the Club History and an electric clock.
The Council meeting on 3rd October 1957, was abandoned after one and a half hours' wait for a quorum to assemble. So even Council have problems with attendance. Council meeting records at this time contain too much about what was discussed and very little about decisions taken, so are of little use to the historian.