In Memory of
Baron Woods FRPS

Winner of the Leighton Herdson Print Trophy 2002
Quiet Corner, Venice - BARON WOODS FRPS  (member of DI3)

It is with great sadness we heard from Dave Coates (Circle secretary of C.36) that Baron Woods had passed away, peacefully at home on the 28th of February 2024. Dave commented “I never had the pleasure of meeting Baron, but in my dealings with him in C.36 over the last couple of years or so I found him not only to be a superb photographer, but a lovely person to work with”. “The results for C36 Folio 709, which contained Baron's last entry into the folios. His superb print, entitled "Media City" was placed FIRST, and although he will never know that it, I don't think we can offer and better compliment to him”.

Our records show that Baron joined UPP in 1999, Nick Bodle (Circle Secretary C.5) says he joined way before that, and that he may have left and come back. He was a member of circle 10 for a few years and Nick first met him on a rally with C.10 in 1994. Len Holman introduced him to UPP. Nick went on to say that “Baron was with C5 from the very first folio when I started it, until last year at the AGM when he retired from it. Baron was one of the nicest people you could meet a real gentleman”.

C5 entertained us at the 2023 Convention on the Friday evening, with prints from their members, those of us present had the pleasure of seeing some of Baron’s work, who was unable to attend in person.
After the AGM Baron retired from both C5 and C.36 transferring to C.44 (for retired members who wish to keep in touch).

I understand that amongst Baron’s other photographic achievements he was a past chairman of Poulton-Le-Fylde Photographic Society in 1969 – 1970.

He will be missed by those who knew him.

A more recent image from C36 Gold Panel 2023
Derwentwater Flood - BARON WOODS FRPS

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