About Us

The Stone Arch - Badby Woods by Marianne Follett


Badby and District Photo Club has been an established part of the community for over 30 years. A calendar of events is published every year and it is designed to reflect the interests of the club members. We meet on every first, third, and fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June in Badby Village Hall, three miles south of Daventry.

The beautiful Northamptonshire village of Badby, edged by the renowned Badby Woods, known for their abundant springtime display of bluebells, surprisingly was not the inspiration for the birth of a camera club. It was in fact three village neighbours in Park Close; Dennis Baldwin, Reg Ireland and Ted Pacey with their shared love of photography who were the catalyst for the club’s creation. In 1981 Dennis put on a photographic slide show for local residents entitled “Our Village”. The resulting enthusiasm led to the formation of the “Badby and District Photographic Society”. Very soon the society became well-respected and recognised within the photographic circles of Northamptonshire and has remained so ever since.

In 2001 the name was changed to reflect the spirit of the new millennium. The friendly atmosphere at club meetings is legendary and the club has embraced the digital revolution in image making with zest while still retaining its roots in traditional photography.


There is a varied programme of speakers, practical nights, internal and external competitions, that fulfil the main photographic needs of its members. Meetings are in Badby Village Hall on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday nights from September through to June. The club’s catchment area extends beyond Badby, taking in all the villages within a 15 mile radius as well as Daventry Town. The club is open to anyone who enjoys photography and image making. If you have an interest in photography at any level, you will be made most welcome at Badby and District Photo Club.

Download Our Programme

Time of Meetings

Meetings begin at 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. and normally finish at 9.30 p.m. A charge of £3.00 helps to pay for refreshments and the bookings of venues and speakers.

Download Our Constitution

Submitting Images for Competitions

Click the buttons below to view/download some instructions for resizing your images and the naming convention required for our internal competitions, and also to view our competition rules.

Submitting Images For Competitions

Competition Rules

Committee Members

Chair John Hammons
Vice Chair Bob Hopkins + Marianne Follett
Secretary Marianne Follett
Treasurer John Barnstable
Internal Competitions Robin Simmons
External Competitions Robin Simmons
Programme Secretary Bob Hopkins
Web Design and Administration Bob Hopkins
Committee Members  

Upcoming Events

No events

Recent Events

Wed May 18 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Natural History Competition
Wed May 25 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Weird and Wonderful - Zoom Presentation
Wed Jun 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Members' Presentations
Wed Jun 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Canons Ashby Outing
Wed Jun 29 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
AGM, Awards and Display


We meet
1st, 3rd and 4th Wed of the month

Wed: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm


We meet at

Badby Village Hall

The Green, Badby, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3AL

Contact Us

The Secretary

Badby and District Photo Club

Tel 01327 876370


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