Groups were first established over 100 years ago:
In 1892, the year that EPS first acquired its own premises there were
- The Lantern Slide group
- The Elementary group, to later become the ...
- The Popular Photography group (1897-1916).
Group activity came to a halt during the First World War; then started
again with the creation of:
- The Practical Group (1919)
- The Beginners’ Group (1920)
- The Pictorial Group (1923).
These were followed by
- The Portfolio Group (1929) and
- The Technical Group (1936).
But it was the 2nd World War that again brought a halt to
almost all group activities , only the Portfolio Group continuing.
Within a couple of years of EPS moving into its own premises in Great
King Street in 1955 there was a wide range of activities to choose from.
By 1957, there were meetings at the new promises on:
- Mondays: Colour Group
- Thursdays: Beginners’ Group
- Fridays: Studio Group
- Fridays: Pictorial Group
- Fridays: Record Group
Instructional courses continued under various titles:
- Beginners’ Courses
- Refresher Courses
- Instructional Courses [1 and 2]
- Improvers’ Courses
- New Members’ Courses
Further Sections and groups have since established:
- Colour Printing Group (1967)
- Practical Section (1968)
- Advanced Section (1969)
- Natural History Group (1975). In some years this was known as
- Nature Group
- Audio-Visual Group (1988)
- Digital Imaging Group (1998).