also present were D Guest, C Harrison, R B Green,
C Heptonstall, J N Gibson, H V Calvert, Mrs Townsend
K N Eyre Hon Sec
Apologies — Mr A L R Hunter
Minutes of the 139th Annual General Meeting were read and approved.
Matters Arising — None
Annual Report and Financial Statement. This had been sent out to all members this was accepted.
Auditors Report Mr C Harrison reported that the books was in a correct state of order. A vote of thanks were expressed by H V Calvert and seconded by Mr RB Green to the secretary and Auditors for their reports.
Election of Officers
President A letter was read from the Marquis of Hartington expressing his willingness to take on the role of President
Proposed by C Heptonstall and Sec. by C Harrison this was carried.
Vice Presidents — DG Iveson, N H Eyre, J Akers, J Hardman
W D Tear, S Knowles, G W Gray, Miss B D Snape, Mrs Markham
Mrs White, Mr H V Calvert, was elected for service to the
Society also Mr E Worthington(Manager of Perkins)
Chairman R B Green proposed C Harrison Sec C Heptonstall
Hon Sec K N Eyre proposed H V Calvert Sec D Guest
Treasurer A L R Hunter Proposed K N Eyre Sec R B Green
Auditors N H Eyre, C Harrison, proposed D Guest Sec C Heptonstall
Show Sec H V Calvert Proposed N H Eyre Sec K N Eyre
Mr H V Calvert proposed a vote of thanks to K N Eyre and
A L R Hunter for stepping into the jobs at short notice at the start of the year seconded C Heptonstall.
Annual Show. It was agreed to hold one show at the Duke of York. The sec was asked to write to the NCB to borrow the vases, Mr H V Calvert asked if we could
make delete the last five words on in the schedule concerning the seedling Cup. this was carried
New Members 4 letters had been received asking to become members Sir Sackerverell Sitwell, H W Brook, J N Gibson
R Ashton, Proposed by R B Green Sec C Heptonstall.
Northern Horticutural Society — It was agreed not to renew
are our membership this year due to the rise in cost £5.50
The meeting closed at 9.00pm (Signed R B Green 24/8/76)