Present: W. Mellor, A. Moorhouse, J. Wright, Jesse[e] Hardwick, W. Tunnicliffe, J. Taylor, J.S. Still, T.W. Tyson, H. Ellis & I. Whitworth (Hon. Sec)
The Minutes of last meeting were read & passed.
The following sums were received & handed to Treasurer
|Subscription –||The Lady C. M. Gaskell||10-6|
|Entrance fees||H. Ellis||2-0|
|Joshua Stansfield –||4.0|
The discussion on judging flowers by points was reopened & it was proposed by Mr Tyson & 2nded by Mr Moorhouse that the maximum number of points be 3. The subject of transferring stands & flowers from the amateur class, after being judged there, to the open class for judgement was next considered – the question at issue being whether an exhibitor [Page 9] should be permitted to rearrange his stands & substitute any other flower for a defective flower therein. The matter was ultimately deferred until the next meeting.The new rules were next discussed & some progress made in drafting them.It was also passed unanimously that the radius for amateur exhibitors be extended to the limit of 10 miles from the Cathedral.