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Blue's raffle prizes and gun salute add to the excitement at new summer networking venue

1 June 2009

Thanks to generous sponsorship by * blue and itfc* more than 100 footage professionals were able to enjoy another great networking event in a new venue Inn the Park. Located in St James' Park in the heart of London with the Queen's guards beating the retreat and setting off a thunderous gun salute in nearby Horse Guard's Parade, it was different to say the least!

(Above) co sponsors of the event Liz Clarke (itfc) James Rose (blue) Chris Higgs (itfc) and Martin Rogers (blue)

(Above) some of the team from AP Archive

The evening included bangers & mash, drink and plenty of socialising - it was thankfully dry, but it could have been a little warmer!

(Above) Adam Ambery Smith with Jenny Coan and Serena Sharp from Clips & Footage

(Above) James Smith chatting with BBC Motion Gallery guests

(Above L-R) Andrew Wright, Declan Smith, Paul Campbell, Filip Firlej (Footage Farm)

(Above L-R) David Atkinson (blue) with David Walsh (Imperial War Museum)

Karen Edwards (Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd), Caroline Hart (ITN Source), Dave Embleton (Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd)

(Above) Sania Adamovic (AP Archive), Alf Penn (TKone), James Kearney (Photo Library Group)

AP Archive team

(Above) Sue Malden, FOCAL Chair with son Maxwell

The highlight was blue’s luxury prize raffle which included a selection of electronic goods all presented by David Atkinson.

(Above) James Smith (Footage Researcher) winning the star prize of a laptop.

(Above) Alastair White (British Pathe Ltd) winning state of the art binoculars.

(Above) Jane Fish (Imperial War Museum) winning a digital photo album

Declan Smith (Footage Researcher) winning an external hard drive.

Jerry Kuehl (Producer) winning a digital radio.

Richard Jeffs (Baim Collection) winning an MP3 player

Jenny Coan (Clips & Footage) winning a digital camera

Barbara Linton (Archive Zones designer) winning an MP3 player

(Above L-R) Jason Elliott and Danny Whybrow (The Farm)



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