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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 and share your enthusiasm and experiences with us. We meet weekly during the winter and fortnightly during the summer to see notable photographers' work and learn from other's experiences.


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.







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!.  

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The subscription rates for 2019-20 will be as follows:


Single Membership ................................................   £60

Additional members at same address ...................   £30

New Members (1st year only) ...................................   £30

U25 / Full-time Education / Benefits Rec'd ............   £30

(Proof of status will be required) 


PLEASE NOTE - there is an additional £1 admission charge for all attendees on the night



Chatsworth Road

Chesterfield, S40 3AW



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Martin Jackson           Simon Beynon         Christine Aldred            Tim Ramsay                   Andrew Evans                  Paul Townson                 Brian Davis                Shirley Davis

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NEW MEMBERS:   Chris Mellows                                                                                                                                                       WEBSITE:  Tim Ramsay, Ken Davis


EMAIL -  Chesterfield Photographic Society



We meet at St Thomas' Centre every Thursday (see meetings page) which is located on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield.

The meetings start at 7.30 but members and visitors can be there from 7pm.


You can find directions below but if you have a Sat Nav system then enter the postcode S40 3AW

Directions From the M1


Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select middle lane and go straight on. Keep in left lane and at Matalan roundabout (traffic light controlled) take 2nd exit. At next roundabout (Morrison’s) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (A619). St Thomas’ Church (& centre) is approx 100 metres on the right.

Image courtesy of Google Maps



This is the current CPS constitution - the document that provides the framework and guidelines for the running of this society.

CPS Facebook St Thomas Centre Map Constitution-01 Constitution-02 Constitution-03 Constitution-04 St Thomas Centre