MEMBERS of a photography club founded in Clydebank before the Second World War have finally picked up their cameras again - after more than two years of Covid misery.

David Penman of the Hub Singer Camera Club admits he feared the group formed in the 1930s at the Singer sewing machine factory would have to end nearly a century of history after the pandemic forced them to end their weekly get-together at the Hub Community Centre on Kilbowie Road.

Like many clubs around the area, the photographers tried to move to online meetings during the lockdowns.

But they only returned to their first in-person meeting on October 12 nearly two and a half years since the last one.

And, speaking to the Post, David explained there really is no replacement for all members discussing their pictures in a room together.

He said: "We did move on to the Zoom meeting, but nobody was very experienced in it because we are an older group.

"But we made it work as best we could."

The club currently has around 25 members.

David described that the group's aim is to promote and encourage members in their photography by means of lectures, demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and visits to places of photographic interest.

"A main part of the club is printing," he added. "We print onto photographic paper and mount the prints and have them on display.

"This allowed us to have competitions.

"But online, the printing side was out we couldn't do them anymore. So you halved the club's activity.

"The feeling when we came back again was great because now the interest has doubled because we can do prints again."

The club meets every Tuesday from October to April at 7.30pm in the Hub Community Centre before taking a summer break.

And David admits they are always on the hunt for anyone passionate about capturing the world through photos.

He continued: "New members are invited to join and are made welcome in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere."