Welcome to the Blandford Camera Club website.
The new season of Blandford Camera club commenced in September 2022, with the annual Chairman’s Evening on the 6th which included guest speaker Malcolm McNaughton with a talk entitled “Land of Mountains and Flood”.
New members are always welcome, and we offer three visits before commitment to join.
The meetings are running as hybrid from the clubhouse using Zoom to reach our members at home and of course face to face in the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing old and new friends, more details can be found on this website.
BFCC was formed in 1950 and originally consisted of a small group of enthusiasts headed by David Gent, a local dentist.
Meetings were originally held in the back of a shop but as more people joined the group it was necessary to find larger premises. The club moved to an old Band room and, when numbers increased further, to a room at the rear of the Congregational Chapel. In 1969 it became necessary to move yet again and this time it was to an old Cadet Hut made available by the GPO.
In 1981 the land on which the hut was situated was sold and the club was forced yet again to find a new home and this time was offered a derelict, roofless stone building adjacent to the site of the old railway station. This building was formerly the base and pump house of the water tower which supplied water to the steam locomotives on the old Somerset and Dorset railway line.
Work commenced in February 1981, a roof was built over the four walls and windows were glazed and council permission was granted for an extension to be built after which the building included a meeting room, kitchen and toilet facilities.
In 2006 BFCC, with the help of donations and loans, became one of very few camera clubs in the UK to own its own club house.
Meetings on Tuesday at 7:30 pm (September to May)
The Old Water Tower