It’s the 75th anniversary of a local photographic club that started during
the black-outs of World War Two. Bakewell Photo Club’s Pat Thacker details
its fascinating history.
CELEBRATING its 75th anniversary this year is a Derbyshire photo club which started in the black-outs of World War Two. Bakewell Photographic Circle, whose name changed only recently to Bakewell Photo Club (BPC), was founded in September 1941 by John Marchant Brooks (1896-1988), a local estate agent who was clearly familiar with the techniques of photography for his profession…