Meeting opened at 7-10
In the absence of the President (Mr FR Hunter)
Mr N Eyre was elected chairman
Mr Robshaw pro Mr A Tear sec that the minutes of the previous meeting be confirmed.
Mr E H Robinson not having arrived the show business was left until his arrival,
Trip to Spalding
Mr Kenneth Robinson stated that we could have a 35 seater bus from G Illingworth Ltd Huggleston Wakefield for £29 which included £3-10 for the
34 miles tour of the tulip fields. It was stated that the trip to Spalding would take four hours Some members thought this kind of trip was not what we wanted. Asked by the Chairman for a proposition, Mr Hunt pro, Mr Wilfred Robinson sec that the trip be made and that the date 8th May be accepted
Mr Robshaw pro Mr Reg Robinson sec that the bus leave Horbury at 8am
Mr Robshaw pro Mr Mouter sec that we take sandwiches for dinner
Mr Meens pro Mr EH Robinson sec that we write the Red Lion Hotel
Spalding for tea at 5 oclock.
Mr EH Robinson said that he and Mr Hunter had been well received by the landlord of the Whinney Moor who had been very disapointed because he had not been informed last year that the show was to be held elsewhere until he had seen it in the "Wakefield Express" The Landlord said he would be pleased to have us back and would see that his customers came upstairs to the show and the sale of flowers. we could have any date except the 28th May which was booked for a wedding.
Mr Reg Robinson pro Mr Eddy Robinson sec
That we go back to the Whinney Moor.
Proposition Mr T Robinson pro Mr Hunt sec that the show date be the 21st & 22nd May
Mr A Tear pro Mr Beddows Sec that the date be 14th & 15th May
The amendment was carried,
After a lengthy discussion Mr Beddows pro Mr Tear seconded
That the Landlord of the Whinney Moor be approached to find a suitable opener from his friends Mr Teddy Robinson agreed to see him along with Mr Hunter
Mr Prest pro Mr R Robinson sec that a minor show be held at Altofts on the 21st &22nd May
Mr Preste pro Mr Beddows sec that the 1947 Schedule be adopted for this show.
Whinney Moor Show
Classes After much debating proposition Mr R Robinson pro Mr Preste sec
Same classes as 1948
Mr J Akers pro Mr Beddows sec that
1947 Dutch Classes and an additional
Class for 6 Tulips be accepted
The amendment was carried
Proposition Mr Beddows pro Mr Meens sec that the Gold Medal be dropped
Mr R Robinson pro Mr Hunt sec that the Gold Medal be given for most points in the whole show
The Amendment was carried
Mr Tear pro Reg Robinson sec that
15/- be given as 1st Prize in class 1 in place of Gold Medal
Mr Robshaw pro Mr Tear sec that any
6 other than English Tulips be Class 3
Mr Hunt pro Mr Prest sec that an entry fee be charged for the class which was free
Any Other Business
Mr E H Robinson proposed Mr Reg
Robinson sec that Mr Hunt be elected to be Vice President.
Mr Akers pro that —next meeting be Sat Apl 30th and this was agreed upon.
Meeting closed at 9-10