30th Anniversary Photography Competition 2021


Send us your photos taken on or around the Alde and Ore Estuary area on the two themes of:

Nature (landscape, wildlife)
Activities (leisure, work, events)

You may submit one photograph (either black-and-white or colour) per theme.

Three age groups: under 12, 12–17, 18 and over.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group for each category:

First Prize £50
Second Prize £25

Send your images by email together with the entry form which may be downloaded here.

Photos must have been taken since 1 August 2020.

All entries must be received by midday, 30 July 2021.

See full details in the Terms and Conditions.


Beach of Dreams

Members may be interested to read about an exciting arts and environment 35 day walking project from Lowestoft along the Suffolk and Essex coasts to Tilbury – which will take place as restrictions ease in late June and July 2021, called Beach of Dreams.

Beach of Dreams is being led by the arts company Kinetika, based in Thurrock.  You can see more about the project on their website here  You can also hear an interview with the Artistic Director Ali Pretty on BBC Radio Suffolk about the project here.


The Dig (2021 film)

The Dig, which features the Butley Ferry, is a 2021 drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, which reimagines the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. It stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes and Monica Dolan.  It will be streamed on Netflix on 29 January, 2021.

Annual General Meeting:  Click here to view any updates related to our AGM arrangements.

Walks: We are hoping to arrange a series of walks for 2021, but with Government advice on coronavirus, all plans are on hold at present. Any updates will be posted to our walks page.

Annual Barbecue: We are hoping that we will be able to host our annual barbecue later in 2021.  As soon as any details are available the Annual Barbecue page will be updated.

We welcome your comments on all our events and your suggestions for future walks, barbecue location and events. Please click here.

Please share your pictures of events with us by Emailing them to Please include a title to help us identify the picture.