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Wimbledon Annual Photographic Evening 2017 - Report

STOP PRESS: Wimbledon's famed Photographic night will be back in October
It was excellent to see so many of you at our Centenary Gala Event in September

This competition is organized by Wimbledon Circle as a contribution to the life of the Province. The first competition was held in 1979 and it has been held annually ever since (except for 2003 when we preferred to celebrate our 1000th meeting). The instigator was a professional photographer Brother who emigrated to Australia and gave the cup to the Circle for a photographic competition. The first organiser was Brother Denis Richardson (RIP) - who was also the first winer.

Here are reduced copies of this year's winning prints.

A ballet dancer barefoot but wearing a tutu with legs stretched horizontally 
			each side, hangs by her hands from two lighting cords in the background.  
			Below her is an ornamental side table laden with fruits and glass decorations. 
			To the right a couple of younger people appear to be discussing their shopping 
			while a middle-aged lady with a wheeled suitcase appears to be trying to interrupt them

"Excuse me!" by Geoff Bignall

A cafe scene, end of meal, lots of crockery on the tables, lady on 
			further table leans over chair-back to talk to two men on nearer table

"Olive is 100!" by John Woodhouse

The view over Jerusalem, centered on teh gold Dome of teh Rock, 
			framed in the window of the Roman Rite church half-way up the Mount of Olives.

"Christianity and Islam" by Chris Woodward

Full frontal view of a young, barefoot boy holding himself well off the floor 
			by pressing hard with his hands and feet against the corridor walls.

"There's a huge spider on the floor Mum" by Helen Sathananthan

2017 results in detail

In 2017: There was a very enjoyable social atmosphere throughout the function. About 55 people sat down to dinner including two visiting gentlemen with one wife and there was an encouraging 123 entries from 26 contestants representing 7 circles. Of course, 4 winners.  This year we continued with the new 'Fun', 'Family / Friendship', 'Faith' classes - echoing the Catenian strap-line.  We also continued with the acceptance of entries through the Circle web-site , 75 were received this way from 14 contestants in 4 Circles, augmented by 38 prints from 4 contestants including a further 2 Circles on the night.

The Wimbledon Cup, for the best in the 'Fun' class was won by Brother Geoff Bignall of Guildford Circle with his picture entitled 'Excuse me!'. The cup was accepted on his behalf by Brother Stephen Rowden, himself no stranger to winning. Brother John Woodhouse was our first out-of-Province Brother for some years to have a winner with his 'Olive is 100!' in the Family / Friendship class. He received the Barbara Golden Shield. Chris Woodward kept the Cirle flag flying (and enhanced his own reputation) with a shot from his recent trip to the Holy Land, winning the Faith category. Votes were cast by the assembled company in the Vox Pop contest and another lady, Helen Sathananthan, enhanced her reputation with the spiderman creation.

The judges were Provincial vice-President Mark Potter (Woking and District Circle) with Jane and our own Geraldine Limna.  Canapes were served while people enjoyed viewing and voting for the pictures.  This was followed by a all sitting to french onion soup, roast duck leg with green beans and baby potatoes, chocolate mousse topped with fruit and cream followed by cheese, biscuits and coffee.  Catering was by Gingham Hearts.

Winners over the past 39 years of the Wimbledon Cup

1979 D S Richardson Wimbledon 1980 D S Richardson Wimbledon
1981 E J Hughes Weybridge 1982 J W Holden Coulsdon
1983 J C O'Sullivan Epsom 1984 A E Posthuma Wimbledon
1985 P A Bernard Esher 1986 P A Bernard Esher
1987 P A Bernard Esher 1988 C J Gaskin Darlington
1989 A M Hughes Esher 1990 D S Richardson Wimbledon
1991 S J Lodge Esher 1992 D S Richardson Wimbledon
1993 P A Bernard Esher 1994 S J Lodge Esher
1995 S J Lodge Esher 1996 Una Barrie Croydon
1997 Mary Gaskin Darlington 1998 Mike Thelwell Croydon
1999 Jean Smallwood Woking 2000 Una Barrie Croydon
2001 Tricia Cousins Wimbledon 2002 Martin Gilhooly Wimbledon
2003 No competition
Wimbledon's 1000th meeting
2004 Jean Clapham Weybridge
2005 Mary Wilson Reigate 2006 Norma O'Gorman Runnymede
2007 Chris Woodward Wimbledon 2008 Mary Wilson Reigate
2009 Mary Wilson Reigate 2010 Robert Smith Coulsdon
2011 Andrew Wilson Reigate 2012 Stephen Ballard Guildford
2013 Christopher Devereux Guildford 2014 Tina Lee Croydon
2015 Tony Mawer Purley 2016 Chris Woodward Wimbledon
2017 Geoff Bignall Guildford

Winners of the Barbara Golden trophy

2006  Chris Woodward Wimbledon 2007 John Golden Wimbledon
2008 John Golden Wimbledon 2009 Mary Wilson Reigate
2010 Patricia Lewis Reigate 2011 Chris Woodward Wimbledon
2012 Chris Curtis Wimbledon 2013 Christopher Devereux Guildford
2014 Evelyn DeCruz Woking & District 2015 Helen Sathananthan Wimbledon
2016 Stephen Rowden Guildford 2017 John Woodhouse Norwood

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