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Gilmorton Village History Group – October 2019

Dear members

Firstly - apologies for incorrect dates in the last letter. Another senior moment!!!

As mentioned in our last update the history groups committee has been seriously affected by sickness and injuries and just as one member gets back on her feet another is now out of action for some time. At our last committee meeting only 3 out of a possible 8 members were able to attend. I am sure you will join us and wish them a speedy and successful recovery.

Apart from all these problems we are still trying hard to forge ahead with our plans for the rest of the year. All our events are in the village hall unless stated otherwise.

In place of our September event was our quickly organised, drop in coffee morning which as quite successful with a good turn out.

Our scheduled open COFFEE MORNING is Wednesday 16th October at 10.00am. This is open to members and non members alike with free entry and raffle with refreshments at just £1 pp. Some of our archives will also be available.

Our last event for the year will be “Lest We Forget” on Tuesday19th November at 7.00pm and again Wednesday 20th November at 10.00am. This event remembers those who served in all conflicts. There will be DVDs playing via a projector, display boards with personal accounts/recollections, artefacts and free refreshments. Members entry is free with visitors at just £2 pp. and everyone is welcome.

At our remembrance event last year, many people who attended said they had items that they could have brought along for display. This happens regularly at our events so if you have any items you think may be suitable then please let us know. We take extreme care with items on display and, with permission, will scan/copy items to conserve the original.

To round off the year we have our AGM on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm. Boring as they are, we need your support at the AGM. It is your chance to have your say, present ideas for consideration and tell us ‘how we did’. Members – it is your chance to re-new your membership for 2020. For just £10 for the year you get free entry and free refreshments to all regular events, regular personal updates and notifications and first chance at tickets for any special event organised. PLEASE COME ALONG.

Our Web Site is coming along albeit very slow. Partly due to technical problems on our behalf and partly due to our sickness / injury problems. There are a few minor changes to the ‘home page’ but because of our problems we have decided to go ahead as soon as possible with going live with the basic Web Site, but without archive content at the moment. This will be uploaded as and when we can. There will be a calendar of events, archive newsletters and updates to get us started.

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