Sat 18th Jun 1955

Members Present Messrs Hunter (President) Beddows, Tear, Jukes, Hardman, Eyre, Meens, Calvert,

Bell, Booth & the sec J Akers.

Apologies were received from Messrs Hunt &


The secretary Pro N Eyre sec W Beddows

That minutes of previous meeting be accepted as a true record.

The secretary read out various letters received. One from a gentlemen at Manchester

University J W Bedford Esq asking for particulars of the date of the Annual Show which unfortunately had passed before letter was received. One from Eva S Greaves sending thanks & an invitation to visit her garden if any member ever in her district. A further letter from

Sacheverell Sitwell & one from the artist Rory

McEwen saying flowers had arrived in good condition. The President had received one via the Mayor of Wakefield from a Mr Harper in Durham to which he had replied offering to make him a member The Secretary had also received one from him but had not yet replied to him.

Pro Mr Hunter Sec A Tear ‘That Mr Harper be elected a member of the society & That the secretary send him all available literature & a copy of Messrs Barrs Catalogue’

Annual Shows

The show at Altofts had this year produced a slight profit due to the shortage of bloom for the Saturday night sales

Pro N Eyre sec A Tear that report of


Altofts Show be accepted.

The Annual Show at Whinney Moor The Thornes Club showed at net Profit of 19/9. The attendance was not too good, sale of raffle tickets, had been neglected but the sale of bloom had exceeded all expectations. The Salesman Mr E H

Robinson was very efficient. It was agreed that the loss on teas £1-2-6 be accepted.

It was moved W Beddows sec AT Meens That this report be accepted & that the Thornes Club

Committee be sent £2-2-0 as usual.

Next Meeting end of July be called for the purpose of ordering Tulip Bulbs from Barrs.

A Raffle of 2 4s Paxton Flames & eggs realised

8/6 profit 2/6 for Room. 1260 1252 1264

Messrs Hunter & Tear won the Tulip Bulbs

Meeting closed 8 pm.

WBeddows July 23rd

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