Mon 18th Apr 1966

Mr J Akers in the chair. Also present Messrs A. Tear,

J Hardman, N.H. Eyre, R.D. Wood, C. Heptinstall,

H Collins, J.G. Nassan, J.W.R Fox, J.W. Prest,

G. Hunt & H.V. Calvert secretary

The minutes of the last meeting were read & confirmed.

Correspondence was read from the Mayor’s secretary stating that the Mayoral Party, including the Mayor & Mayoress (Councillor: Mrs Frank Ellis) & the Deputy Mayor & Mayoress (Councillor: Mrs H. Hall) would be pleased to attend our 130th Annual

Show on May 14th 1966 which the Mayor would open officially.

Correspondence was read from Garden News, Home Gardener & Go Shell, advising us that our shows would be advertised in their publications.

A letter was read from the Wakefield Flower Club, regretting that they could not stage a display of flower arrangements at our show this A year because of other commitments.

After discussion it was agreed that because of the recent very cold weather the show dates would have to be revised. It was proposed by Mr Tear & seconded by Mr Eyre that the

Altofts show should be put back from the 7th to the 21st of May provided it was convenient to the Landlord of the Horse & Jockey Inn, & that the Annual show should stay as previously arranged, the 14th May.

The secretary contacted the Mr Bradley, landlord of the Horse & Jockey by phone, who confirmed that his room was free for the 21st of May.

The secretary raised a point regarding the length of stems of English florists tulips exhibited singly in bottles. It was decided that 6" inches of stem was long enough & that the flower should rest on the neck of the bottle.

Mr R Hunt raised a point about the official reception of the Mayoral Party at the Annual Show & it was agreed that in the absence of the President, the chairman Mr J Akers sho would receive the Mayoral Party & conduct them round the Show. It was also agreed to present bunches of flowers to the ladies of the party ei the Mayoress & Deputy Mayoress.

Raffle tickets were distributed to H members present, 1000 for the Annual Show & 1000 for the Altofts Show to be sold at 3d each, or 5 for 1/-. An additional prize for the Annual

Show, was of a pair of Towels, was promised by Mr Garfield Hunt.

It was agreed that no further meetings need be held before the Shows, but volunteers would meet at the Duke of York Hotel on Friday the 13th of May at 7-30 PM to make necessary preparations. Mr Hardman would see to the vases etc being available & he, Mr Akers & Mr Tear would prepare for the Altofts Show.

A raffle realised 13/-. J Akers June 2nd 1966

The meeting closed at 8-0 PM.

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