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to the 2017

PHOTO COMPETITION 



 

SHIPS at the  WALASEA ISLAND

LANDFILL JETTY

 September 2013

 

 

WARSHIPS in the THAMES, MAY 2013

HMS Edinburgh

The photos of DAVID BERG

 

 

LATEST on the

ACTIVITIES of DENDER


      

The Mid-Essex Branch of the World Ship Society welcomes you to browse around our website where you will find information about the branch, where and when it meets, a Diary of the forthcoming programme, reports of past meetings and other items of local and international interest.

 

Features include:

 

A brief history of the London County Council paddle ferry fleet of 1905.

 

The maiden voyage of the sailing ship DERWENT to Australia in 1884/5 as described by Chelmsford (Essex, UK) resident, Midshipman Francis Bigg Copland, in his diary.

 

The voyage of HMS PERSEUS to the East Indies Station (Middle East) in 1901-3 as described by A Barker in his diary.


 

INTERESTED IN SHIPS, BOATS and the SEA

 

Why not come along and join us at our friendly meetings held

on the first Monday of the month

in Ingatestone

A varied programme to interest all.

Naval, Merchant, near and far.

See our REPORTS page for notes on previous meetings content.

 

Contact us through our CONTACT page or just turn up for a friendly welcome.

 

 


 


 

NEXT MEETING

 

Monday January 1st 20178 at 7.30 p.m.

 

MEMBERS NIGHT  DVD EVENING

Featuring films of Bristol docks in the 1950s and 1960s plus others.

 


 

FEBRUARY MEETING 2018

IS AS USUAL

THE ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION

  

Photos (images) must have been taken in 2017 to qualify for entry to the competition.

Minor Photoshop allowable - straightening horizons, removal of gulls etc., but insertion of a blue sky on a grey day may be frowned on!!! 

Please bring with you on the night, or send me, six of your very best pictures for judging.  

To be on a CD/DVD or USB memory stick or by email please.

 

Anyone wishing to enter prints, please forward them to me for scanning,

by the January 2018 meeting latest.

 

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Mid-Essex Slide Shows Available NOW
from Roy Cressey at WSS Photo Library 
(contact details are published in January Marine News)
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"Tropic Voyage 1976"
A PowerPoint presentation that traces the voyage of M.V. TROPIC in 1976 to the American Gulf Ports, Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies, with photographs by Captain Edwin Gregson. This show also includes photos of the QUEEN of BERMUDA and OCEAN MONARCH.
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"In Our Own Back Yard"
Charts the history of our local ports of Maldon, Heybridge and Chelmsford, just a few miles from our HQ. It also includes many points of interest and ships that have used and been laid up in the River Blackwater over the years.
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"Yes We Have No Bananas" 
A shortened version of Martin Wright's double show of his cruise around Central America on QUEST for ADVENTURE in November 2012. Sadly this was Martin's last show before his untimely death in February 2013. His wife Anne has kindly allowed us to convert this to a single PowerPoint presentation.
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Also Available Now
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LONDON DOCKS 1972 Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
(Ian Wells SHOWS 19 and 20 and 21) are now completed as PowerPoint presentations. Compiled from Ian Well's superb slides taken in the London docks during his time with the Port of London Authority many of which have never been shown before. Ian has also researched each vessel and supply's the commentary. The first had its début at Mid-Essex branch in November 2016, the second in March 2017. Part 3 was shown in October 2017 at Ingatestone. Ian would initially like to accompany these shows to local branches before putting them on "general release". Contact Ian Wells or the branch to reserve these shows.

Coming Soon
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"LONDON DOCKS in the 1960s" 
Ian Well's fourth show (SHOW 22) in his London docks series features ships in London Docks during the 1960s which is currently under preparation and is due for release in early 2018.
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Show 23
A selection of Ian Well's Black and White photos of ships in the Thames in the late 1950s, scanned from negatives and assembled into a Poweroint show. Available sometime in 2018

THE ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION

 

Secretary David Brown presents the cup to Ray Smith,

this years winner of the "Colin Viney Trophy"

See details below

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The two winning pictures from the Photographic competition held at our
February 2017 meeting
 
 HMS SABRE  © Ray Smith 2017

SVITZER KENT  © Ray Smith 2017

 

Click HERE to view all pictures entered in the competition

 

 FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

 

                  February 5th                    

               March 5th                   

Annual

Photographic Competition

for the Colin Viney Trophy

LONDON SHIPPING IN 1962

A PowerPoint by Ian Wells

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