In November Ann and Ian Murray presented an illustrated talk about Volcanoes. They explained that a volcano is a rupture in the crust of the Earth, that allows hot lavavolcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.

On Earth, volcanoes are most often found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging and most are found underwater. It is a topical theme as there are current concerns about the situation in Iceland.

They then described their visit to Pompeii where the destructive effect of the eruption of Vesuvius had on that city is well preserved.

After the break John Tedstone described a visit to W.Winters of Derby the oldest continuously working photographers in the UK. It is still a photographer’s studio and a heritage centre.

December- No meeting

January – Revised date Friday 12th (To accommodate the Robin Hood pantomime at JGC on the 19th)

We will be making some simple cyanotype ‘photographic’ images.

More details will be sent to the group in advance of the meeting.

Merry Christmas to all our readers

David Rose

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