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
Mrs Malarkey was formally co-opted on 18th April 1989 to help the Centenary Committee with its planning for the event - only nine months away. The Sub-Committee now has J. M. Hope, Chairman, Mrs E. Malarkey, H. Cundell, R. King and S. G. Pickford brought in to help with the History of the Club over the past 100 years, with the assistance of some notes from Harold Stillwell.
The death was reported on 23rd January 1989 of Miss Daphne Petchey, the first and only Lady President (1970-1972).
At the AGM on 31st May, the President, Secretary and Treasurer were all re-elected. Membership stood at 68.
The Club library was to be revived, and for 1990/91 Croydon would take part in the SLF Colour Print Competition.
By mid-summer a short draft of the Club History was received from Harold Stillwell and the author was deputed to finish off this book, which you have now almost completed reading.