Edinburgh Photographic Society 

Subscription Rates

5/- Subscription + 5/- Joining Fee

When EPS was established in 1861, it charged an initial entry fee of 5/- and a subscription of 5/- pa.  For many years, the society used the services of a Collector to bring in the subscriptions.  The Collector retained 5% of the amount collected.

In addition to the annual subscription, there was a Joining Fee of 5/-, but in Feb 1866 the EPS rules were changed to allow ladies to join without paying the Joining Fee.  This was not sufficient to entice the ladies into the society.  No ladies joined during the remainder of the 1866 season.

5/- Subscription continues

The subscription  continued for over 30 years - or in the case of a few members for over seventy years!

When EPS acquired its own premises in at 38 Castle Street, it raised the ordinary subscription rate to half a guinea (10/6d).  The ordinary subscription rate applied to all new members, and to all existing members who wished to use the society's darkrooms.

Original Members

Those existing members who did not wish to use the new darkrooms were able to remain members at a subscription rate of 5/- per year.  These members were described as Original Members. 

As late as 1932, when the ordinary subscription rate was one guinea pa, there were still some Original Members paying their 5/- pa subscription.

Subscriptions in Later Years

These have been the subscription rates each year.  Years normally began on 1 October, 1 November or 1 December.

 

Subscription Rates

Year Beginning

Ordinary Subscription

1861

5/-

1862

5/-

1863

5/-

1864

5/-

1865

5/-

1866

5/-

1867

5/-

1868

5/-

1869

5/-

1870

5/-

1871

5/-

1872

5/-

1873

5/-

1874

5/-

1875

5/-

1876

5/-

1877

5/-

1878

5/-

1879

5/-

1880

5/-

1881

5/-

1882

5/-

1883

5/-

1884

5/-

1885

5/-

1886

5/-

1887

5/-

1888

5/-

1889

5/-

1890

5/-

1891

5/-

1892

5/-

1893

10/6

1894

10/6

1895

10/6

1896

10/6

1897

10/6

1898

10/6

1899

10/6

1900

10/6

1901

10/6

1902

10/6

1903

10/6

1904

10/6

1905

10/6

1906

10/6

1907

10/6

1908

10/6

1909

10/6

1910

10/6

1911

10/6

1912

10/6

1913

10/6

1914

10/6

1915

10/6

2016

10/6

1917

10/6

1918

10/6

1919

10/6

1920

15/-

1921

15/-

1922

15/-

1923

15/-

1924

15/-

1925

15/-

1926

15/-

1927

15/-

1928

1 gn

1929

1 gn

1930

1 gn

1931

1 gn

1932

1 gn

1933

1

1934

1

1935

1

1936

1

1937

1

1938

1

1939

1

1940

1

1941

1

1942

1

1943

1

1944

1

1894

1

1946

1

1947

1

1948

1

1949

1

1950

1 5/-

1951

2 gns

1952

2 gns

1953

2 gns

1954

2 gns

1955

2 gns

1956

2 gns

1957

2 gns

1958

2 gns

1959

2 gns

1960

2 gns

1961

2 gns

1962

2 gns

1963

2 gns

1964

2 gns

1965

2 gns

1966

2 gns

1967

3 gns

1968

3 gns

1969

3 gns

1970

3 10/-

1971

3.50

1972

3.50

1973

3.50

1974

3.50

1975

5

1976

5

1977

5

1978

5

1979

10

1980

10

1981

15

1982

15

1983

15

1984

15

1985

15

1986

15

1987

15

1988

20

1989

20

1990

20

1991

25

1992

30

1993

30

1994

32

1995

32

1996

34

1997

35

1998

39

1999

39

2000

43

2001

45

 2002

47

2003

49

2004 52
2005 55
2006 58
2007 61
2008 64
2009 65
2010 66
2011 70

 

 

Year beginning

Ordinary Subscription

1861

5/-

1862

5/-

1863

5/-

1864

5/-

1865

5/-

1866

5/-

1867

5/-

1868

5/-

1869

5/-

1870

5/-

1871

5/-

1872

5/-

1873

5/-

1874

5/-

1875

5/-

1876

5/-

1877

5/-

1878

5/-

1879

5/-

1880

5/-

1881

5/-

1882

5/-

1883

5/-

1884

5/-

1885

5/-

1886

5/-

1887

5/-

1888

5/-

1889

5/-

1890

5/-

1891

5/-

1892

5/-

1893

10/6

1894

10/6

1895

10/6

1896

10/6

1897

10/6

1898

10/6

1899

10/6

1900

10/6

1901

10/6

1902

10/6

1903

10/6

1904

10/6

1905

10/6

1906

10/6

1907

10/6

1908

10/6

1909

10/6

1910

10/6

1911

10/6

1912

10/6

1913

10/6

1914

10/6

1915

10/6

2016

10/6

1917

10/6

1918

10/6

1919

10/6

1920

15/-

1921

15/-

1922

15/-

1923

15/-

1924

15/-

1925

15/-

1926

15/-

1927

15/-

1928

1 gn

1929

1 gn

1930

1 gn

1931

1 gn

1932

1 gn

1933

1

1934

1

1935

1

1936

1

1937

1

1938

1

1939

1

1940

1

1941

1

1942

1

1943

1

1944

1

1894

1

1946

1

1947

1

1948

1

1949

1

1950

1 5/-

1951

2 gns

1952

2 gns

1953

2 gns

1954

2 gns

1955

2 gns

1956

2 gns

1957

2 gns

1958

2 gns

1959

2 gns

1960

2 gns

1961

2 gns

1962

2 gns

1963

2 gns

1964

2 gns

1965

2 gns

1966

2 gns

1967

3 gns

1968

3 gns

1969

3 gns

1970

3 10/-

1971

3.50

1972

3.50

1973

3.50

1974

3.50

1975

5

1976

5

1977

5

1978

5

1979

10

1980

10

1981

15

1982

15

1983

15

1984

15

1985

15

1986

15

1987

15

1988

20

1989

20

1990

20

1991

25

1992

30

1993

30

1994

32

1995

32

1996

34

1997

35

1998

39

1999

39

2000

43

2001

45

 2002

47

2003

49

   
 
 

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