Croydon Camera Club
Croydon Camera Club

Croydon Camera Club History: 1890-2000

1957: Near Nonexistence
Too Quiet!

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.