The display of photo entries.



There were 65 images submitted by Society members and the general public for the recent Photographic Competition.  John Marshall, an experienced photographer and Chairman of the Hemel Hempstead Photographic Society, was the independent judge.  The judge’s remarks and prize-giving took place on Wednesday 24th January 2007 at the AGM of the Society, held in the Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes. 

The first prize of £25 went to Brian Howard, for his evocative image of Buncefield Oil Depot after the fire in December 2005, second prize to Joan Hands for her colourful image of the choir of St John’s Church carrying a poppy wreath to the Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial and third prize to Sylvia Davidson for her charming picture of a child beside the commemorative fountain in the Marlowes.  All the prize winners were also presented with a copy of the  local book ‘Times Highway’, written by Elizabeth Buteux and donated by Dacorum Heritage Trust. 

All the photographs submitted will go into the archives at the Trust’s Museum Store in Berkhamsted.



There were 65 qualifying entries on a diverse variety of subjects; most popular topic was the Buncefield Oil Depot disaster.  The organisers wish to thank all those who participated and the Society is grateful for these additions to its archives, held at Dacorum Heritage Trust’s Museum Store in Berkhamsted.



Top L- R: John Marshall, Brian Howard

Bottom L- R: Elizabeth Buteux (Chairman), Joan Hands, Sylvia Davidson


Results of Hemel Hempstead Local History and Museum Society’s


Photographic Competition 2006

          1st.  ‘Buncefield from Boundary Way’  Buncefield Oil Depot - December 2006 by Brian Howard,of Hemel Hempstead



2nd.  ‘Poppies for Remembrance’   St. John’s Choir at War Memorial - November 2006 by Joan Hands of Boxmoor   



3rd.  ‘Commemorative Fountain for Swimming Pool’ - Marlowes  February 1999- by Sylvia Davidson of Boxmoor    



Highly Commended:


‘The Sun Shines on the Righteous’ St Mary’s, H.H.- February 2005 - by Barbara Chapman of Leverstock Green   


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‘The Charter Tower’  Gadebridge Park - Summer 2006 - by Emily Przeslak of Hemel Hempstead





‘After the Big Bang’   Buncefield Oil Depot  -   December 2005- by Joanne Brown of Hemel Hempstead




‘Frogs Island’  Leverstock Green - August 2003 - by Roy Wood of Apsley



‘St. Mary’s Church’ - February 1999- by Sylvia Davidson of Boxmoor


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