Leigh Camera Club

About the Organisation

We are a friendly club to all with an interest in photography. People of all ages whether beginner or more advanced are welcome. It ru7ns September - May on Thursdays from 19:45. The Camera Club is currently hosting its club meetings on Zoom for the foreseeable future. It also hosts some events at its hall. See the website for further details. Physical meetings at St Michael's Church, St Michael's Road, Daws Heath, Benfleet, SS7 2uW.

Formed in 1929 and still going strong today. Our aim is to promote the art of photo imagery.

Our evenings consist of monthly monochrome, colour and digital projected image competitions. We also enjoy entertaining and informative programmes with high quality speakers, and evenings when our own members give talks social events including occasional day trips.

We welcome all new members. If you are unsure, why not attend up to 3 sessions for £3 per session. If you decide to join, this will then be deducted from the Annual fee of £85. (This can be paid in two halves if needs be.) This covers all charges including Competition entry fees. Under 18’s and students pay £15 per annum, and again this covers Competition entry fees.

All levels of photography are catered for and beginners are made very welcome. There is no obligation to enter work into the competitions – you can sit back and enjoy seeing the work of others before having a go yourself. You can, however, enter work as soon as you become a member if you wish.

There is always a warm and friendly atmosphere at the club and we have a refreshment break during the evening when members can view others’ work, ask advice or simply get to know each other.

Leigh Camera Club is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) through the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies (EAF) and as such we take part in a variety of inter-club competitions, a great way for our members to look at work from other camera clubs.


Tony Estcourt

Vice Chairman
Phil Stepney

Chris Lawrence

Mark Stennett

Membership Officer
Janet Harper

Programme Secretary
Paul Warburton

Keith Fenton

Digital Projectionist
Linda Paul

Internal Competition Entry & Scoring
Chris Lawrence

External Competition Co-ordination
Richard Swinscoe, LRPS

Social Secretary

Competition Secretary

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Opening Times
Sept-April Thu 8pm-10pm
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