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Opening of the 150th Exhibition

The 150th Anniversary Exhibition “A Victorian Society” was opened at Gallery Oldham, on Saturday 18th July, by The Worshipful the Mayor Of Oldham, Councillor Shadab Qumer with his wife, the Mayoress, Sobia Arshi. To introduce the event was Oldham PS President, Christine Widdall and the President of the L&CPU, Garth …

Evening meeting at Dovestones

Below: A great group photo taken by six year old Isabel, who accompanied her dad and other society members on the OPS outing to Dovestones (Saddleworth) on the evening of Thursday 22nd June. This is one of the earliest locations that our Victorian members visited and where founding member Samuel …

A Victorian Society

A Victorian Society  (Oldham Photographic Society, the first 150 years by Christine Widdall) Available from amazon.co.uk 326 pages and more than 300 pictures… £15 including postage Description “A Victorian Society” is a book about early photography and photographers, told against the backdrop of life in what was to become the …

Awards Evening April 2016

28th April was our annual Awards Evening, beginning with a showing of all the award winning images from the past year’s competitions. Mike did a great job with the Pictures to Exe Presentation and presentation of awards to the winning photographers, those who were present and a couple who weren’t. …

Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE4*

Our very own Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP BPE4* has just joined the very elite group of photographers with the prestigious Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a distinguished photographer as an active member of Oldham Photographic Society    

Another first for Oldham PS

This time an unusual first…it’s the first time that an Oldham PS member has had an image entered by the PAGB into a FIAP Biennial to represent Great Britain. A FIAP Biennial is a World Event and all Countries currently members of FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) are invited …

Court and Social

It’s not very often we have a marriage to report in Oldham Photographic Society.  So, it is with great pleasure that we announce the marriage on Friday 5th August, of OPS member and top landscape photographer, Matt Aspden, to Lisa Collins. Matt attended St Herbert’s RC Primary School in Chadderton …

Oldham Carnival

Here we are again – with a stand at Oldham Peoples’ Carnival – a very cut down version this year, for one day only in the park and no carnival floats. The two intrepid Mikes (Lawrence and Donough) turned up around 8 am to put up the tent and technical …

L&CPU Exhibition 2011

On Saturday (18th June 2011) is the official opening of the L&CPU (Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union).  It is being opened by the L&CPU President and our very own Christine Wilddall after the Delegates meeting. L&CPU Exhibition 2011 Details of the opening can be found on the L&C website events …

OPS Events Calendar

I have put together a Google Calendar with the all the OPS programme as know at the moment and I will update this as I get more dates. You may be wondering why bother as the programme is on the OPS website. The Google Calendar version has more dates in it so …

Competition

This week we are trying a new internal comp to replace the Boys vs Girls. We have drawn names from a hat (bin really as I didn’t take my hat) and formed two teams: The Misfits – Selected by Larry Wright Larry Wright Harold Archer Alan Morris Christine Widdall David …