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West Dorset Group AGM

Sylvia Creed-Castle describes the recent AGM of the SDFHS West Dorset Group.


The secretary/programme organiser Caroline Meatyard accepting her plant


The presentation of a plant to the Treasurer, Sylvia Creed-Castle

The West Dorset Group of the SDFHS held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 11 January 2014, at Loders Village Hall.  The following members continued on the committee:  Brian Webber (Chairman), Sylvia Creed-Castle (Treasurer) and Executive Committee member, Caroline Meatyard (Programme Organiser). Sally Phillips volunteered to be a new committee member. During the Chairman’s report flower presentations were made to various members in appreciation of their work for the Group.


Sylvia Clarke showing photos of her father as a small child to illustrate his musical career which culminated in appearing in the ‘Black and White Minstrel Show’

The AGM was followed by members talking about memorable photographs which connected to their family history.


Ken Gollop talking about a visit to Lyme Regis by Princess Alexandra and how a chance remark allowed the lady in the wheelchair to trace her brother in Australia

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