Club History

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

The Bolton Camera Club is one of the older organisations devoted to amateur photography in England, with a history dating back more than a century. The notes which are attached strive to give some flavour of the early years up to the end of the First World War using minute books and other sources. If anyone can add to the story during this period please do not hesitate to get in touch with the President of the Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sometimes it is interesting to see the original documents rather than transcripts or notes taken from them. Accordingly, you will also see in the attachments below images of some of the original club minutes. 

A photograph taken by one of our members

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Don Isherwood Images

In memory of Don Isherwood many of his PDI can be viewed on this Flickr page. Click this link to view them:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/185386260@N06/

Early history revealed

The early history of Bolton Camera Club has been researched and current findings are visible here.

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