Leo Rich, who travelled from Salisbury, was the first guest speaker at the club’s new venue, St. Peter’s Hall, Earley. Leo, a colourful character, presented a delightful collection of images, at all times with great humour. He admitted that his presentation was indeed a ‘ramble’, and so took members to visit many different places, principally India, to see wildlife, the people and the landscapes. Starting with France, at the famous (and fictitious) Clochemerle, we of course had a laugh at the notorious ‘structure’ for gentlemen, followed by some intriguing wall paintings.

Leo then progressed to Africa, showing human and wildlife there, and finished with India, a country that he regularly visited. This was effectively a collection of shots of the locals in their national dress, and wildlife images of tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, and assorted reptiles to name but a few. He also poked fun at photographers with candid shots of them doing their ‘thing’ en masse, lots of long lenses poking over fences etc. We finally got to see the shot they were after! An interesting, humorous and thoroughly entertaining evening, with a good attendance, to which we were pleased to welcome several new members.