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Fri 18th Sep 1992


Present: Chairman J D Hardman

Secretary W M Akers

Treasurer J L A Akers

Committee: M Hanisworth W D Tear

Apologies from K.Eyre Miss J C Eyre and A.Hayward

The minutes of the previous meeting were held over.

AGM 1992

This will be broadly as last year, with the same times. T Mills giving main talk on ‘Tulips’

Slides of Dutch Show- Floriade. English Florist tulips photographed this year. W Akers to provide refreshments

A Formal proposal would be put to meeting re dates —next yrs show.


A letter from Mr Russell whose wife seriously ill re

Visit to Kate Swift’s garden& tulips

Lady Labonchène

Lady Fraser- photographs of flowers she painted


A proposal to elect Mr Maurice Evans as aV.President.

Louise from Michael Joseph, sent book on Tulips. Will write and let her know if any particular interest after A.G.M.

Sets of bulbs to showing members including T. Nicholls

Mr McCrea J Hardman.

Mr J. L Akers invited to join RHS Narcissus and Tulip Committee.

Meeting ended (Signed JG Hardman)

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Wed 8th Jul 1992


Present: Mrs J Akers Secretary

Mr J Akers Acting Chairman

Committee: Mr A Hayward, Mr. W.D. Tear, Mr C. Marsh

Members: Mr.Fletcher, Mrs Pickering, Mr and Mrs C. Bone

Mr Jackson, Mr. Fox, Mrs Littlewood, John Wainwright, Mrs S. Wainwright.

Apologies from Mr. K. Aker Miss Jane Ryre, Mr Mrs Hainsworth

The minutes of last year’s bulb meeting were read and signed

Matters arising: The new schedule was discussed (inserted: for the Dutch show) Paeony flowered were not represented, there were some late flowering ones available now.

There was a lack of visitors again, perhaps the premises were too out of the way. Kanjmauniana too early flowering, none shown. Otherwise a good show. Bulb orders were then taken by Mr W Tear. Meeting closed at 9pm

JGHardman 9.7.93

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Wed 3rd Jun 1992


Present: Chairman J Hardman at 70 Wrenthorpe Lane Secretary W.M. Akers Wrenthorpe Treasurer J.L. Akers Wakefield Committee: M. Hainsworth, A. Hayward, W. Tear, Mr K Syre Miss J.Eyre The minutes of the committee meeting held on 13th May 1992 were read and signed as a true record

Matters arising

The novices Cup ahd been found in the possession of Mr Akers. It had not been taken by Beryl Royles because of her husband’s accident and subsequent early departure.


Many cheques for subscription had been sent in.

Letters were read from Victor Roozen and Jack Wenyss-Cooke

Treasurers Show Report

The treasurer tabled a draft account of this Raffle and stationary account not yet finalized.

The Dutch Show had made a loss last year of £63.57 and this had grown in 1992 by £50. There were more classes therefore more prize money. The advert in Wakefield Express plus engraved glass (extra for most points) went some way towards this sum. The show was superb and well supported in entries and quality.

There was however no sale of bloom on significant door takings. He felt we couldn’t continue to stand a loss of that size if we fell back in numbers because new members didn’t continue.

Main Show

We had lost £220 pounds on the two shows, compared to £40 last year. The room hire was £60 more. This was offset to a large extent by the income from the raffle £51.92 and plants donated by P. Royles £18. It was a better show than we had feared, we had some new members showing. Malcolm Hainsworth and Trevor Mills were showing in the larger classes.


We had a large number of new members, many had, had a few bulbs and the 1991 Newsletter. Subscriptions were coming in again and the Newsletter was the main benefit they would receive in return for their £3 or £4 subscriptions, so important to make it a s good as possible.

Mr Hardman was asked for his Chairman Report Miss j. Eyre for an article entitled "How to prepare flowers for the show" which would benefit new members who were contemplating showing.

Half the cost of the newsletter was postage some should include the show results, notice of the AGN, details of the next meeting, schedule of Dutch show and the date of the next show.

Financial projection

Last year’s account didn’t include costs of sending Bulbs in November. Incurred additional losses on show were app £180. At least £250 of the £380 we made going out of profit. The treasurer said he would not be surprised if we got ????? 50 of members last year so an additional loss of £150+. Over 2 years we were £4,500 better off but we needed to keep an eye on numbers of members which could significantly alter our income.

Bulb ordering Meeting

To order Parker’s bulbs for local members. Mr. W Tear Offered to include deal with orders. We should Try to include the notice in the Newsletter to save on Postage. Friday 10th July was chosen as the date At 8pm Unity Hall


First Saturday in October 1992 at Wrenthorpe Village Hall. Agenda same times. After society business A talk and slides from T Mills and other photographs Of Dutch Show

Distribution of English Florist Tulips

There was quite a list of new members who had joined since the bulb distribution last year

Mr W Tear questioned where the bulbs form Mr H. Clavert had gone. A discussion followed on this subject.

Annual Shows 1993

Provisional dates — subject to confirmation Dutch Show 8th May 1993

English Show 15th May 1993

Two factors have to be taken into consideration, springs See, to be warmer — so our normal rule of thumb doesn’t work, even six weeks before the show. Extremely difficult to book a large hall at such short notice.


Quote for replacing Perkin Trophy

Re-engrave incorrect engraving

K.Eyre to borrow the cases

A note in newsletter about proposed trip to Holland organised by Mr W Tear. He would provide estimate of costs.

J.Hardman hoped the secretary would make more use of the committee, Newsletter collating our envelopes

The meeting closed at 9.30pm

JG Hardman

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Wed 13th May 1992


Present: Chairman Mr J Hardman Hon Secretary Mrs WM Aker Treasurer Mr J L Akers

Committee: Mr. K. Eyre Miss J.L. Eyre, Mr A Hayward Mr. W Tear.

Apologies: Mr. M. Hainsworth

The Minutes of the Committee meeting on 3rd April were Read and signed as a true record.

Matters arising

Mr Eyre questioned why the time of the presentation of the prizes had not also been brought forward in line with the earlier opening time. The secretary explained that this had not been discussed at the time that the other times had been amended and she had not dared to take upon herself to change the time which has hallowed by tradition.

It was decided to have the official opening and presentation at 5pm.

Nothing had been heard from the Mayor or the Civvi Functions office. The secretary would investigate. There Has been indications from Mr Victor Roozen that he would open the show if necessary.

Judges for the Annual Show

Mr James Akers and Mr W Tear to judge the English florist.

Mr and Mrs Wainwright had offered to steward

Miss Jane Eyre kindly offered to judge the Dutch classes

Any other business Mr Akers reported that:

Most of the trophies had been returned and the Cochrane of Cults Vase. The novices cup was missing but would be brought by Beryl Royles from Wales. Any cups not returned before the Annual Show would be engraved afterwards.

The five goblets for 1992bhad been ordered. The one awarded at the Dutch Show to be presented a Main Show A question was raised as to the Peter Emmett cup. No one was sure what it was actually awarded for. The secretary to look into previous records.

A press releaseto be sent to the Wakefield Express as usual With information about the show.

Mr Akers had started the raffle with a bottle of whisky Mr and Mrs Royles had presented and number of Achimenes

"Inferno" to be sold for the society’s funds.

Articles in Publication

Miss Ada Segre had sent the Italian garden magazine

"Giardins" with a four page article with photographs. A Translation was I hand since it was in Italian.

Timothy clark had published an article in Country Life with illustrations from Rory McEwan’s paintings.

Mr J Hardman asked if a letter could be sent to Mr Frank Smith and his wife thanking him for judging what proved to be a very large show and also for staying and helping.

The secretary thanked everyone who had helped and said it Had been a very successful show.

The meeting closed at 9pm. (signed JG Hardman June 3rd 1992)

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