History Group

Unfortunately the March meeting had to be cancelled at short notice but fingers crossed we shall be going ahead again on Tuesday April 10th. The recent bad weather has given more opportunity to research on the internet, but the local knowledge and reminiscences which the meetings generate form an invaluable contribution to recording Rocester’s history. Research so far into Rocester’s farming families is not only showing how many farms and small holdings there were within the immediate village centre but also how farming was still a major employer of many of the villagers even up to WW2.  

Rocester and District Camera Club

The first meeting in March was well attended and was the second competition of this season. The subject ‘Illusion and Confusion’ allowed members to show their skills for manipulating and interpreting images. This time the competition was judged by the members and composition, impact and contrast were some of the categories used to rank the images.

The second meeting of March was a return visit by Derek Doar with a talk on ‘Monochrome My Way’ as a prelude to the next club competition on April 17th

Astrophotography will be the subject for the meeting on April 3rd with Paul Redshaw. .


It was the Annual Meeting of the Breakaways in March. The group continues to thrive with most of the members attending this month’s talk on ‘A day in the life of a photographer’ when they were entertained with images from the wide range of subjects and events that that the team from Rural Pictures cover.

Next moths talk will be ‘The History of the English Highwayman’.

Kate Yorke

Written by Rocester Parish Council