Fraserburgh Photographic Society’s first meeting of the year is traditionally a social occasion when members bring their partners.
Each member provides something to eat and drink for the buffet and a small show of images provides the entertainment.
The meeting on January 10 followed this tradition. As is always the case the buffet consisted of a wide variety of fare, albeit that nothing was actually planned, while Andrew West, society president, provided the show.
First, he displayed images of Fraserburgh’s past, some of which dated back to the nineteenth century. They showed the development of High Street from the old Empire cinema to present day.
He also included images that he had taken of Fraserburgh from the air in 1964.
The second set of old images showed the beginnings of Fraserburgh Photographic Society.
We were told the story of a Society outing to Cairn o’ Mount during which a member drove their car through a ford so that others could take photographs.
He was urged to drive faster and faster through the water in order to maximise the splash, alas he went to fast and flooded the engine which had to be dried out while they had their picnic.
The next meeting will be held on January 17 at the JIC Buildings, Albert Street, at 7:30pm.