Please see the mail received from John Watkins below which I think may be of interest to some of our members.
My name is John Watkins, as well as being a member of the Hayling Island Camera Club, I have also been a volunteer at the Eastney Gas Engine House for the last 10 years. During this period the volunteers have cleaned painted and maintained these, 115 year old magnificent and rare Crossley Y2 Gas engines, whilst also installing auxiliary electric motors so that they can be seen turning at a reduced speed.Currently we are open to the Public on the last Sunday of the month from 11 am to 5 pm.
As a volunteer I have negotiated with Portsmouth City Council to allow Photo Shoots in the Gas engine House on non-open pubic days and must follow the Photographic Session Rules [as per the attachment ]. These must be filled in and handed to a volunteer before the session commences. Models are permitted,and should be sourced by yourselves… I spoke to the chairman of the Gosport Steampunk Society during the summer who indicated that members would be willing to be photographed at a session… but this needs to be confirmed.
It is proposed to run 2-3hr sessions a month with a max of 10 photographers commencing Jan 2020.
If Your Club is interested I may be contacted by Email
or telephone 023 9269 0292.
We are in the process of setting up “friends of the eastney gas engine house” where there are a few Images.
Any Contributions to the renovation and maintenance of the Gas Engine House would be very much appreciated.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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