Ten Years Ago
In her keynote speech to members of the Cliché Preservation Society meeting in Eastbourne, Chair Dorothy Parboyle issued a welcome aboard to all new recruits and went on to promise a roll-out of exciting new initiatives, all in the pipeline. At the end of the day, when all was said and done, conference closed with a dinner dance.
Eighteen Years Ago
Organisers of an illustrated talk in Hemel Hempstead, entitled ’25 Years of Polar Adventure’, were forced to cancel the event when the guest speaker, explorer Gritley Pococke, was unable to get to the Haberdashers’ Hall in the adverse weather conditions that prevailed.
Four and a Half Years Ago
For the sixth year running the Nudd Cup for champion grower at Bawsmore Horticultural Society show went to Trevor Nudd, who also carried off the awards for Largest Marrow, Longest Bean and Most Annoying Pillock on the Allotments.