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RRA Litter Pick
The RRA will again be holding litter pick on Saturday 20 April at 2pm. Please meet at the usual place on Mitchley Hill at the junction to Dunmail Drive. Please wear good strong footwear. The Council will supply all the litter picking equipment and light plastic gloves. Please bring your own thicker gloves if you wish.
The next RRA AGM 2024 for residents/members living in the RRA area will be held at St Edmund’s Hall, Mitchley Ave on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 7pm.
Here the annual election of Committee members will take place (new Committee members are always welcome to stand for election) and residents will be updated on all the happenings within the area since the last AGM. At the AGM residents can also ask questions and raise any matter, or topic. The minutes for the 2023 AGM are on this link
The Wratten and Wainwright Company was formed in 1877 by Frederick Wratten and Henry Wainwright, barely 40 years after the birth of photography. The company opened a factory in Croydon in 1890 to manufacture and sell photographic supplies. Wratten had invented a new ‘dry’ plate method of producing photographs that was 15 times quicker than the old ‘wet’ plate method.
In 1906, Wratten, incorporated the company with his son and Kenneth Mees as owners.The company continued to innovate, eventually producing the world famous Wratten filters, which are still produced today by Kodak. The company was eventually taken over by Kodak in 1912 with Mees moving to New York to found Eastman Kodak Laboratories. Both Wratten and Mees had a long association with Croydon Camera Club.
The Wratten Lecture was instigated to commemorate Croydon and Croydon Camera Club’s long and illustrious association with the photographic industry and the contribution they made to the history of photography.
First held in the 1980s, The Wratten Lecture is given approximately every 2 years attracting well known photographers and commentators covering all aspects of photography."