Historic Ryde Society Annual General Meeting 2014
The fourth HRS AGM took place in Yelf’s Hotel on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Despite filthy weather, and the consequent postponement of the guest speaker’s talk, thirty-seven people attended the meeting. The board was delighted to welcome some new members to the meeting, although HRS President, Mrs Gloria Minghella, was unable to attend due to recent ill health.
Bob Wealthy, of Solent Aeromarine, had been due to talk on the history of Ryde Airport and the Spithead Express. Owing to the stormy conditions on The Solent earlier in the day, a decision was made in the morning to postpone Bob’s talk until a later date. This will be publicised in due course.
Chair Liz Jones presided over the meeting and ran through a list of most of the events of another busy and successful year. Two notable and regretable ommissions were Cllr Roger Whitby-Smith’s very generous donation of £150 following his heritage walks around Ryde during the Walking Festival in May, and Historic Ryde Society’s success in winning the Heritage Category of the Community Action Awards, both of which happened on the same evening in May.
Don’t forget there is another FREE House History workshop being held in the Heritage Centre on Wednesday, February 26. Please call 01983 717435 during opening hours to book a place, as numbers are limited.
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