THE NIGHT JOE CORNISH CAME TO STAY

27th March 2012
Yes, honest!
My club, the Viewfinder Photographic Society, organised a very special evening last Thursday when Joe came and gave an illustrated talk entitled 'A Landscape Photographer's Point of View' in the Civic Hall, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. It was a great success with all 250 seats sold, and more too if the fire regs would have allowed.

Incidentally, the club focus column in Photography Monthly this month features the VPS. What a memorable month March has been for us, and the club goes from strength to strength.

After that slight digression, back to Joe Cornish. We had already arranged for him to stay at our house (and my wife Terry had bought new bedding, towels, seat covers, door mat, and had been out sweeping the lane clean - after all it isn't every day a celeb comes to stay) as he was travelling further south to Letchworth for another gig on Friday night.

When we got back to ours on Thursday we attacked a bottle of wine and spent an agreeable time chattering about all sorts, before turning in at 1.00am. Friday morning felt like breakfast at a very superior B&B as the choices were as varied as Waitrose (or was it Fortnum & Mason...) would allow. We plumped for warm croissants, butter and marmalade. Joe said: "Lovely, at home we only have croissants as a special treat" to which I replied "So do we!"

He's a top gent and a really nice bloke, and last week will live long in the memory. Even though the lane is looking a bit dusty again.

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