History of our club
The Club was originally formed in the early 1960s. It met at the Piers Plowman Club in Graham Road Malvern and was called ‘The Malvern and Worcester Cine Group’. When the Piers Plowman Club was closed the Cine Club found another meeting place in the Malvern Cinema Organ Club from 1982, then in 1985, it moved to the social room of Russell House, St Clements’s Close, St. Johns, Worcester. Some time after this the club changed its name to ‘Worcester Movie Makers’. About 1997 it was realised that more and more members made video films and the name was changed to ‘The Worcester Cine and Camcorder Club’ then later to ‘The Worcester Camcorder Club’. Almost immediately the membership increased and we outgrew the room at Russell House (and especially the parking space) so we moved to Perdiswell where we have been ever since.
At the 2010 AGM the Committee felt that with the changing technology in film making ‘Worcester Camcorder Club’ was no longer appropriate. The members voted to change the current name of the club to ‘Worcester Film Makers’.
Our grateful thanks to Ruth Bennett and ‘the late’ Stan Fray for this archival information. Incidentally Ruth joined in 1982 and has at some time won all our trophies.