Organisation / Honorary memberships / Honorary members / The Alfred Pochin Award


The Society currently has 150 members.

Please contact Membership Secretary Chris King, or Society Secretary Jason Reakes, if you require further information.



Michael Fabricant MP

David Poxon RI NWS



Tony Adams


Vice President

Beryl Evans


Officers and Committee Members 2019-2020

Chair, Christine Taylor

Vice Chair & Education Liaison, Sue Crudgington

Treasurer, Chris Carter

Membership Secretary, Chris King

Society Secretary, Communications, Archive, Jason Reakes*

Exhibitions, Mark Thomas

Excursions, Sue Brindley*

Guest artist demonstrations & workshops, Beryl Evans

Painting evenings, Tony Adams

Welcome Desk,  John Shipton

Sound, camera & lighting, David Gough*

Demonstrations assistant, David Barnes*

Events support, Jan Flynn

Minutes Secretary, Valmai Bowden

Sound, camera & lighting, Chris King

Member without portfolio, Tony Barancewicz

*Asterisk indicates committee members due to retire at AGM 2020, eligible to stand for re-election.


The following society members assist the committee:

Calligraphy, Susan Price

Awards Secretary, Dennis Rollason


The Committee would like to thank everyone who assists with the running of the Society. It continues to exist with the active support and involvement of its members.



Honorary memberships

Honorary memberships are awarded to members who have supported the Society for many years and   to non-members who have made outstanding contributions to the running of the Society. Please contact a committee member if you would like to nominate someone for this award.

Honorary members

Michael Fabricant MP – Patron

David Poxon RI  NWS – Patron

Pat Brennan

Royston Evans

Mary Pochin

Stuart Harrison

David Lawton

Tony Adams

John Wood

Sue Price

Brian Ebrey



The Alfred Pochin Award

This award is given for services to the Society and is presented by, or on behalf of, Mary Pochin at the Annual General Meeting. It takes the form of a silver salver and commemorates Alfred Pochin’s work for the Society from when he founded it in 1945 until his death in 1963.

The recipient of this award 2019-2020: Brian Ebrey