Mansfield's Camera and Photography Club

We are your local Mansfield Camera Club, who meet at The Methodist Church, Big Barn Lane, Mansfield.

Club meetings are held on Tuesdays, at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. starting in September and running through to May

For details of meetings, events and becoming a member please read the rest of the information, use the contact us page or just come along to the next meeting.

The James Maude Camera Club was formed in the mid 1970s, originally situated in the Sherwood Foundry building in mansfield. The foundry closed in 2004.

The club has relocated 4 times now since 2004 and as of September 2013 will meet at The Methodist Church, Big Barn Lane, Mansfield.

The club caters for photographers of all levels and abilities from complete novice to experienced professionals. The clubs aim is simple, to further the cause and interest in photography. By varying the subject matter of the weekly meetings and social summer outings we can achieve our aim. Checkout the programme of events for further details.

James Maude & Co., Forest Road, Mansfield, were the owners of the Sherwood Foundry founded in 1788 making farm implements and progressed to making decorated Lamp Standards for the Thames Embankment and Pall Mall.

In later years they progressed to manufacturing high precision casting for machine tools. Finally in May 2003 they went into receivership but in July a management buyout and a change of name to Sherwood Castings prolonged its life until May 2004 when it finally closed thus ending the business of one of Mansfield oldest companies.

New members are always welcome to attend most club evenings. We meet at the Big Barn Lane Methodist Church at 7.00pm. The meetings start at 7.30pm. If you wish to come along then please get in touch or drop by to one of the meetings.

Membership is charged as follows:

  • Full Annual Membership: £20
  • Family Annual Membership: £27
  • Evening Meeting Fee - Club Members: £2.50
  • Evening Meeting Fee - None Members: £2.50

From time to time the club hosts competitions, these can be internal or involve other clubs in the form of "battles",

Check the programme for more details on when the next competition is.


  • You can enter a maximum of three prints/digital images per competition.
  • Any print / image that is marked within the top 3 of any competition should not be re-entered into any internal competition for the remainder of the season, (excluding the Annual Exhibition).
  • Prints may be commercially printed or computer / digitally printed.
  • All images must be authors own work.
  • Competition entries MUST be handed In by no later than 7.30p.m. on the night of the event for competitions starting at 8pm.
  • Note: There is no limit for the Annual Competition.

There are a number of different competition formats, see below for specific rules for each format.


  • Prints must be mounted on some form of card backing and have a title and your membership number on the back. Poorly mounted prints may result in reduced points!
  • The MAXIMUM print size allowed is 20"x16" including the mount.
  • The MINIMUM size of the longest side of the print should be not less than 9 inches.


Liability Disclaimer.

The 'Club' will not cover damage to members 'work', entered into prints / slides competitions, either in-house or external.

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