At The Bookstore in Bury Street, Abingdon you can buy an Abingdon-on-Thames 2021 Calendar. There is a display of the large wall calendars (£9.99), and the smaller desktop calendars (£5.99), in the window.
Ian, who runs, the Bookstore has been wanting somebody to supply him with Abingdon calendars for several years and is very happy that Martin Wackenier has met the need. The calendars are also available from Martin’s stall at the Monday Market.
During the lockdown a lot of Martin’s usual photography work has not been available (weddings and events). So Martin has been publishing Abingdon postcards, and now calendars.
The Abingdon Camera Club under 16s, and adult, open competition winners have been on display for the last week in the Abingdon Free Space window. Apology for the reflections.
There is also an exhibition by members of the club at 35 Ock Street for the next few weeks.
At meeting of the club members each show a couple of pictures and get feedback.
Members range from expert photographers to beginners, and they hope at their meetings, with friendly feedback, that all will find ways to improve how they take and edit pictures. You can find out more at abingdoncameraclub.org.uk.
Martin Wackenier has had a love of photograhy from an early age. As well as running a photography business for the last five years, he has started a project to capture The People of Abingdon with 2000 images.
The Abingdon Camera Club annual open competition is now open with two categories: Adults and Under 16s. Winning entries will be displayed in the Community Shop.
My brother in law can’t use his old camera anymore – because of muscular dystrophy, and has given me the Pentax camera with lens filters, flash gun, telephoto lens, and camera care kit. All wonderfully kept. I put a B&W 35mm film in on Sunday, and wasted the first shot on the ceiling, but can’t wait to see the results of the other pictures in 3 or 4 weeks time.