Nikon Owner South-Coast Group: Historic Eling, Saturday, 22nd June & a Diary of Events for June


The Nikon Owner South-Coast Photographic Walkabout
Through the Historic Village of Eling and Surroundings
Saturday, 22nd June 2013

For the first summer ‘walkabout’ of the very popular Nikon Owner South-Coast Group, Andrew Hewson and Adrian Cochrane, the organisers of the group, have kindly arranged a photo-outing to the historic village of Eling and its outskirts. Eling is situated not far from Southampton on the eastern edge of the New Forest and bordered by the River Test. Due to its proximity to the New Forest, the area’s history and pre-history is connected to a large degree to the timber trade and early boat and ship-building. Eling’s particular points of interest include a working tide mill at one end of the harbour, a Norman church with parish registers dating back to 1537 and a medieval toll bridge which has been in use since at least 1418.

Time to meet:

Just after 2:30 p.m. (Trains are scheduled from both London and Weymouth at 2:35 p.m..)

Where to meet:

Totton Railway Station,
Station Road North, Totton,
Southampton. SO40 3AB

After meeting at Totton Railway Station just after 2:30 p.m., Andrew and Adrian will accompany the group to the Eling Tide Mill (the “A” marker on the map below) on a two-mile riverside walk with its local bird life and wildlife, finishing opposite the Mill at the Eling Heritage Centre. For anyone who would like to continue into the evening, an early meal at one of the local pubs has been arranged, after which everyone can make their way to the edge of Southampton Water for some spectacular dusk/night photography, looking towards the view of the lights of the container terminal at the Southampton side of the water.



For more information please visit The Eling Experience website.

To reserve your place, please email (rather than telephone) your full name, subscription number, daytime mobile and landline to Gillian Greenwood at:

In addition, please indicate your attendance by replying to this invitation on the Nikon Owner Message Board:

When you post your name on the Nikon Owner Message Board, please also let Andrew know if you would like to join the group for the meal so he has an idea of the numbers involved when reserving the table.

Location details and more information are available on the NOSCG web site

Additional events this June for your diary:

  • Saturday, 15th June: West Midlands Group: photo-meeting and shoot at Warwick Castle, the attendees to meet in the Warwick Castle car park at 10.00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 21st: Nikon Owner London Group event: Stories in Portraiture with Felix Kunze.
  • Saturday, 22nd June: Nikon Owner North Midlands Group: photo-outing to Monsal Head, Derbyshire.
  • Wednesday, 26th June: Nikon Owner Essex Group event; further details to follow.

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood

Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: The various organisers of these events and photo-outings together with Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these meetings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such meeting will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of joining any of the group events. Some of the outings can be expected to involve travel by foot while photographing in the various locations. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety at all times and the safety of their belongings, and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.



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