The Society was established in 1938 and has been active in all aspects of amateur photography ever since.
We have a very varied range of members, whose interests and abilities cover the entire spectrum - from beginners to semi-professional. We are always on the lookout for new members and are particularly interested in people who are just starting photography for the first time. Come along to any of our meetings share your enthusiasm and experiences with us. We meet weekly during the winter and fortnightly during the summer to share our experiences, see notable photographers' work and learn from other's experience.
We have the occasional competition where a visiting judge assesses our entries and hopefully show where we can improve. You don't have to enter but they're great fun and a brilliant way of developing your expertise. We also have special interest groups - of which you will see more of on the rest of this site.
We also organise teach-in sessions such as the Digital Workshops or PAGB/RPS Accreditation.
You can find out more by using these links:
If you are thinking of joining us please come along to one of our Thursday meetings and have a chat with our Chris Mellows - he 's responsible for welcoming potential new members and will be very keen for you to join in the fun!.
SPARROWHAWK - Roger Barnes
Single Membership ................................................
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U25 / Full-time Education / Benefits Rec'd ............
(Proof of status will be required)
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New Beetwell Street
Chesterfield, S40 1QN
Tel: 07580 229764
Tel: 01246 566778
Tel: 07580 229764
Tel: 07799 472416
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Directions From the M1
Leave at Junction 29 and follow the dual carriageway to the end under the railway bridge. At the first roundabout take the second exit for the town centre, this is a short dual carriageway ending in another roundabout. At this second roundabout take the second exit towards the town centre, stay in the left hand lane. Kwikfit is on your left, take the first left, after a few yards you come to a give way near the Vicar Lane Car Park on your left. Go straight on at the give way, in about 200 yards you will go past the library on your right, it is a red brick building. Drive past it and under a footbridge with a multi-storey car park on your left. Take the next left into the car park see photo opposite. If you use this car park then you must enter through the normal entrance but then drive through the car park and drop into the external area near the exit. If you park in the multi-storey itself you will get trapped inside after 21.00
Directions from Sheffield
Travel down the Dronfield Bypass and continue onto the Chesterfield bypass, after the Tesco roundabout you will see the Chesterfield Hotel on your left. Take the next exit which ends at a set of traffic lights, turn left and go under the bypass you have just left. You will come to a roundabout, take the third exit and you will see Kwikfit, follow the instructions as per the M1. If you use this car park then you must enter through the normal entrance but then drive through the car park and drop into the external area near the exit. If you park in the multi-storey itself you will get trapped inside after 21.00
Directions from Derby
Travelling into Chesterfield on the A61 from Clay Cross you will pass the new cinema complex on your right and you will meet a roundabout in approximately 300 yards. This is the first roundabout mentioned in the M1 instructions so follow from there. If you use this car park then you must enter through the normal entrance but then drive through the car park and drop into the external area near the exit. If you park in the multi-storey itself you will get trapped inside after 21.00
The green and red dots to the left of and below the Crooked Spire on this map show the library and the car park, the picture shows you the car park on the left.
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
This photo shows the Beetwell Street Car Park on the left. The library is on the right hand side and the entrance is just on the far right of the picture.
We meet in Chesterfield Library Lecture Theatre every Thursday (see meetings page) which is located in Beetwell Street in the Town Centre.
The meetings start at 7.30 but we ask members and visitors to be there by 7.15 so guest speakers are not kept waiting.
You can find directions below but if you have a Sat Nav system then enter the postcode S40 1QN