Tue 8th Jun 1971

Mr J Akers in the chair also present Messrs J W Preat R B Green, B Carr, C Heptonstall, M Jackson, H Collins, S Knowles, P Emmett, WD Tear, N H Eyre, J Fisher, R Trippitt, Mr & Mrs K Burton, Mrs H Townsend & H V Calvert secretary

Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Messrs K Eyre, J Taylor, & M Kershaw

Mr WD Tear reported that his father Mr A Tear was still in Pinderfields Hospital & it was agreed a letter be sent by the secretary on behalf of the society with our best wishes while Mr Akers would make him a visit

Correspondence was read from Mr G T Knowles of Liverpool enclosing 5/- subscription from Mr J G Nassan a cheque for £1.55 subscription & dond donation from Miss B D Snape of York a cheque for £2.00 subscription donation from Mis F H Downey a cheque for £1 donation & from Mr George Senior Horbury a donation of £2

A letter was also read from Mr H W Laidlaw J P acknowledging our invitation for him to become President of our Society, which unfortunately he was unable to accept because of other commitments oHe & Mrs Laidlaw would however be pleased to accept our invitation to the 135th Annual Show

Correspondence was accepted & the Secretary was asked to write to Mr ALR Hunter inviting him to be President

The Secretary presented a report on the 1971 Shows in which the early show made a net profit of £ 2.83 & the Annual Show a net loss of 30.33p The report was accepted

The following new members were approved

  • Mr & Mrs K Burton, 155 Bradford Road Wakefield
  • Mr Carl Harris, Calverly Green Road, Altofts
  • Dean Taylor, 43 Illingworth Avenue, Altofts
  • Mr James Taylor Normanton
  • Mr H W Laidlaw, 23 Greenside Walton, Nr Wakefield
  • Rev C W Kemp Bsc 218 Doncaster Road Wakefield

The Secretary was asked to send for catalogues & arrange a meeting for ordering bulbs on 27th July

A raffle for chocolates donated by Mr J Akers realised 21/- £1.05 & the meeting closed at 8.15pm

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