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
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
"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
"I just can't understand it" said Miss Davies, "some
of the other entries were magnificent."
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