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1965-66

Cine and Tape Recording Society

May: The annual meeting of the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society was held on Monday. The retiring chairman, Mr. R J Lee recalled some of the highlights of the past year. Mr D M Noyes was proposed for the chairmanship by Mr Lee and his election was carried. Other elections for the coming year were: Vice-chairman, Mr J Helder; secretary Mrs R Noyes; assist. secretary and programme secretary , Mr D F Holt; and treasurer Mr F A Sandham. The evening wound up with a bring and buy sale with Mr Noyes acting as auctioneer.

Mr R J Lee of the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society demonstrated to the Kennet Camera club on Tuesday how effective tape-recording can be added to slide shows to improve the presentation.

Messrs. Ivor J Congdon and H Alien demonstrated some of the latest projectors to Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society on Monday.

Oct. Amateur film-maker Mr Doug Noyes showed his humourous picture of Reading life "Our Town" at the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society. Most remarkable film was Mr Gordon Rowley's "Cactus Polonaise" in which a number of cactus plants dance a ballet.

Miss Davies beats the lot. MERRY grey-haired Miss Marjorie Davies who admits "I am not much of a photographer really" has left more experienced members for the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society blushing by winning one of the society's top awards.
Miss Davies who lives in Wokingham, has won the Abbey Cup for the best slides with tape of the year. Yet she only took up photography four years ago and has been a member for just two years. Every year swallows come to nest in the garage of her white-walled house. Miss Davies is fascinated by the birds and last summer she began filming their stay. Prompted by society chairman, Mr Doug Noyes, she decided to enter for the Abbey Cup - the first time she had entered any phottographic competition.
"It was fun. I did not really think I stood a chance against the far more experienced members" she said. "I spent hours on the floor taping my commentary to go with the slides I had taken of the swallows."
Miss Davies called her entry "The tale of my swallows." It was simple and short. "That was the reason the four judges went for it," said Mr Noyes. "They were enchanted by its simplicity."
"I just can't understand it" said Miss Davies, "some of the other entries were magnificent."

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