About us


Bournemouth Electric Camera Club (BECC) is a friendly club, with a varied program of photographic talks, competitions and workshops.  We are dedicated to helping photographers to improve their technical skills and create better pictures in a fun and friendly environment.

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club meets every Wednesday, except for the first Wednesday of the month.  Our normal meeting address is below.  We occasionally meet at different locations some weeks during the year to take photographs or hold social events.  Further details can be found on the Programme page.

Without members, there would be no Bournemouth Electric Camera Club.  We are proud to say that our membership covers many ages from 18 to 80+, male and female, professional and beginner photographers.  We are incredibly grateful to those members who go above and beyond, such as those who voluntarily give to the Club by holding talks, exhibitions or making the tea or coffee on a Wednesday night, a big thank you to all of you.

We welcome people who are interested in photography whether they are an experienced professional or a novice first camera owner.  Maybe you haven't purchased your camera yet, have a chat with our members who may be able to point you in the right direction and hopefully saving you money in the long run.

Come and share our enthusiasm of still photography and hear our knowledgeable speakers on photographic subjects, participate in competitions for all abilities.  All visitors and prospective members are welcome.

Annual membership fees from 4th September 2019 are £60.00 and £50.00 for Seniors

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club was formed in 1953 and was joined by the Bournemouth Photographic Society in 2014.  For a brief history of the two clubs, please download these files:

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club - A Short History.pdf
100 Years of Bournemouth Photographic Society.pdf

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club’s address is:

The Hamworthy Club
Magna Road
Canford Magna
BH21 3AP

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Privacy Statement

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club is a not-for-profit photography club that collects personal data for membership administration and club activities

Personal data required from each member

1               Full Name

2              Postal address

3              Email address

4              Telephone number (mobile preferred)

5              D.o.B.

Members personal data will be used by BECC for the following purposes

1               membership administration

2              competition entries

3              excursions and other club activities

Members personal data will be retained by BECC for the duration of the membership and up to 3 months after leaving

BECC will not disclose membership personal data any third party for marketing purposes. 


Club Management Committee


Ian Byers

07721 303417


Bob Palmer

07970 239636


Jill Owen

07561 327336

Hon Treasurer

Nigel Stride

07856 598057

Competition Secretary

Lauren King

07753 660238

Programme Secretary

Bob Palmer

07970 239636

SAPA Representative

Russ Foote

07791 467062

SCPF Representative

Jules Syrett

07791 383883

Membership Secretary

Nigel Stride

07856 598057


Helen Higgs

07733 404329


Trevor Meacock