Winner John Newell presented with his trophy by CPS Chairman John Royle

Second placed Matthew Lee receives his trophy and certificate from John looked on by the Mayor Brian Roberts

Crewe Town Council kindly secured the Mayor’s Parlour in the Municipal Building as the venue for the prize giving presentations of our 2018 Steampunk Photographic Competition. It was held on Monday 25 June. Due to space restrictions we were unable to invite everyone so I just invited those who were able to contribute to the Steampunk event.

The Town Council also provided two excellent trophies for the winners and Dolores produced the excellent framed certificates and I printed and mounted their photographs. Those present were Mayor Brain Roberts, his PA Sinead Wheeler, the Council Event Officer Simona Garnero,  the winner John Newell and his partner, second placed Matthew Lee, John Royle, Dolores, Martin Smith and me.

We had plenty of time to get to know each other and learned a lot of the Council’s plans for the town. I think we could have a beneficial relationship with them.

The winner John Newell is from the Isle of Man and occasionally comes over to the mainland on business trips. He was on one this week so was able to attend the presentation. One of his prizes was a year’s membership to our society, but he’s unable to take advantage of it so he kindly donated it to second placed 20 year old Matthew Lee. Matthew enthusiastically accepted it and can’t wait to join us in September. Unfortunately, the winner of the under 16 category, Rosie Warburton, was unable to attend and she will receive her award on 10 July in the Council Offices.

Simona Garnero has written a press release and sent it to the Chronicle with our photographs of the presentation. So look out for us in next weeks Chronicle which will get our club better known. Sinead Wheeler plans to display the winning prints in the Council Offices and give us credit for our co-operation.