We were delighted to learn that the PAGB has awarded the J S Lancaster Medal to Peter Young for his exceptional service to the PAGB: this carries automatic upgrading of the APAGB distinction to Hon PAGB.
Instituted in 1998 there have only been 32 recipients  of this award. Others from UPP have been: Jane Black, John Long, Don Langford, Ian Platt and Leo Rich.
In his acceptance speech at the 2021 AGM of the PAGB he said it was an honour to receive the award – and he couldn’t have done what he has without the help of his wife, Jill.
Peter has been on the PAGB Executive for 19 years, and is currently Honorary Treasurer of the PAGB, as well as chairman of the APAGB awards committee.
He joined UPP in 1998 and has been Secretary of Circle 10 since 2010. He has also been in Circle 4. He now lives in south Wales, but he previously lived in Bromsgrove, Worcester, and in the early years of the Convention being held at Hillscourt he organised photographic trips in the West Midlands for the Sunday mornings.
C.29 member Chris Aldred sent me this link – very interesting.

Thought you might like to see it
In January 2021 we introduced five new circles. These new circles are to be called Zoom circles and will have their own way of operating, with a restricted maximum number of twelve in each of these zoom circles.

A few months later as interest increased, we added two more circles to take the number up to seven which also now includes two infrared circles.

Since then an idea was raised of having a couple more circles "Panels and Monochrome".

If you are interested in joining one of these circles please contact the membership secretary or the relevant Zoom secretary. There are places free in the two Infrared Zoom Circles if you are interested as there are in some of the others, plus of course the new panel and monochrome circles.

Membership Secretary
Interested in joining a zoom circle?
Norman Moore
1927 – 2021

Sadly, we have to report the passing of Norman on 30 December, Norman Joined the UPP in 2003 and with sadness had to leave owing to ill health last August. Whilst a member he spent time in C3, C73 & C62. We cannot put into words his life better than his son has.

Dad passed away on 30th December peacefully at home with all the family present, he was 94 (1927 - 2021). A lifelong photography enthusiast and accomplished musician. His career around photography began at Camera House in Birmingham before moving to Dixons Retail for the remainder of his working life, retiring as Area Manager 28 years later. He met his wife after asking a Camera House colleague whether he knew a lady with lovely eyes, which he could take a close-up photograph of, a former school friend of his colleague, Sylvia, was introduced and those eyes and photographs began a romance and a lifelong marriage of 59 years.
Norman enjoyed 32 years of retirement, spending more time with his camera and contributing regularly to the UPP. As a violinist Norman began playing aged 6 and only stopped playing at age 93 due to the pandemic.
He co-led the Norwich Philharmonic and Norwich Mozart orchestras for 28 years, taught violin and music to many individuals and also at local schools. He also organised and led other local orchestras and concerts and worked with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.

One of his former pupils, now a professional musician, came to the house and played his violin to him only hours before he passed. Photography, music and Norman's can-do attitude will live on in the family through his children and granddaughters.
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