This minute book starts with the Annual General Meeting of 4th November 1907 and continues through to 1929.
Inner Front Cover and Title Page
A new Minute Book and a new Secretary. Irving Whitworth replaces Jesse Hardwick.
Mr Hardwick resigned his position as Honorary Secretary to the Society after a service of 25 years…. The question of permitting professional gardeners to exhibit along with the amateurs was…
Rules for terms under which Professional Gardeners could show agreed
The question of introducing professional gardeners was again discussed and it was unanimously resolved to permit them to exhibit but only in the names of their employers……
A payment on account of one shilling requested from each potential exhibitor.
Present: W. Mellor, A. Moorhouse, J. Hardwick, J. Wright & I. Whitworth Minutes of last meeting read & passed. Hon.…
It was decided that a payment of 1s. on account of entrance fee should be made by each intending exhibitor….
Hardwick promised to ascertain whether there was any copy of original rules in the old records of the society
Present: W. Mellor, J. Hardwick, J. Wright, F.W. Tyson, J. Taylor, J.S. Hill, Herbert Ellis and I. Whitworth (Secretary) Minutes…
Some discussion was raised with regard to the drafting of new rules….
General discussion as to framing new rules
Present: A Moorhouse (in the chair), T.W. Tyson, J. Wright, W. Tunnicliffe, R. Robinson, J. Taylor, H. Ellis and I…
….a suggestion made by Mr Tyson that the judging of flowers at the annual exhibition should be by points on a maximum basis to be determined previous to the show….
Transfer of flowers from the Amateur classes to the Open classes considered
Present: W. Mellor, A. Moorhouse, J. Wright, Jesse Hardwick, W. Tunnicliffe, J. Taylor, J.S. Still, T.W. Tyson, H. Ellis &…
Transference of stands from Amateur to Open classes agreed
Mellor seriously ill. Radius increased to 15 miles
Mellor still alive but mostly unconcious
Show date altered
Prizes included set of Dickens, Copper Kettle and Stereoscope
Mellor still alive
73rd Annual Show
Calculation and payment of prizemoney
Show date decided
Payment of entrance fees
Exhibitors’ subscription list closed
Exhibitors names with addresses