It all began in the late 1980s when two local photographers - Ken Jones and Stuart Coy - were enjoying a pint in the bar of The Fowey Hotel. They got chatting about photography and formed the seed of an idea to start a Camera Club in Fowey for like-minded people.

The Club started with Ken as the President, Stuart as the Secretary and 4 other people. Meetings were first held in the Fowey Hotel by kind permission of the then owners, Bill and Mavis. From here the club moved to share the premises of the Troy Art Club in South Street, Fowey. This was an ideal venue, but a change in ownership of the building meant another move was required. This time the venue was to be the 'Safe Harbour', another local inn! Later we moved to the St John Hall, which had more room.

Whilst at the St John Hall the tenancy changed to the Funnybone Youth Theatre, who kindly allowed us to continue to use the hall. However, frozen pipes in the very cold winter of 2009/2010 meant that we had to quickly find alternative premises and we now meet in Fowey Parish Hall.

As with all clubs, membership has ebbed and flowed over the years, but we are honoured that Ken is still a member today. Stuart has sadly passed away, but our cup for our 'Photographer of the Year' is named in his honour.

Currently our membership is fairly small in number, and the majority of members are relatively new to photography. We are gradually improving as we learn, but our main aims are to enjoy photography, to learn, and to have fun.

A successful bid for an 'Awards4All' lottery grant in 2007, means that we now have the facilities to enjoy a varied programme of workshops, talks, outings and competitions, all of which enable us, hopefully, to improve our photography.