The club was founded in 1975 by Neville Jackson who had been teaching photography in the area.  When funding for the course ended he and the group continued to meet and the club was formed.

The club ran on an informal basis until 1978 when elected officials were appointed for the first time.  This also coincided with the club’s move to a room in the local school.

The club moved back to its original home at the Cedars in 1982 where it remained for the following 20 years.  During this time it maintained a core of dedicated members.  When the Cedars closed the club moved back to the local school, until 2011 when it moved to the George Ward Centre, Barwell

The dawn of the digital age provided the club with a boost in membership as more people renewed their interest in photography.

Today the club has a healthy membership of old and new members.  Neville Jackson continues to attend the club that he formed and the annual ‘Image of the Year’ competition bears his name.