For one's diary
Society Meeting, Wednesday, 13th March 8 p.m. Greig Hall, Alcester
Mr.Ruffell gives an audio-visual show entitled 'Alcester Moments in Time'
1791 - 1991
1991 is the bicentenary year of some interesting events in national and world history. In England in 1791 Boswell published his 'Life of Johnson1 and the Methodists mourned the death of John Wesley. The world's oldest Sunday newspaper, 'The Observerr', came into being.
Over the water, the Frerch Revolutionary Constitution was promulgated and the year also saw the flight of King Louis XVI In the New World, the white populations were shocked by the revolt of the slaves in Haiti. The customers of the coffee houses of London had plenty to discuss in 1791: however, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Officials and Responsibilities
The Winter (1990) issue of 'Local Past' was printed too early to report the AGM in November, so below are the names of 1991's officers and committee elected in November
President: Mr.G.E.Saville Chairman: Mr.D.Moulson, The Gorralls,
Vice Chairman: Mr.G.Downie Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester
Secretary: Mrs .J.Hollington Treasurer: Mr.A.E.Davis, 4, St.Mary's Road, Kinwarton, Alcester
Committee: Messrs R.Dray, A.S.Daniels, J.Donaldson, A. Hickinbotharn, J.Shakles. Miss S.Fisher
The retiring Chairman, Mr.C.J.dohnson, was thanked for his five successful years in the office. During the coming year, Mr.Downie will be responsible for hosting the monthly meetings, Mr .Hickinbotham for organising our speakers, Mr.Davis for the membership lists and Mr. Saville for the Society's records and files. Mr..Johnson kindly offered to keep his eye on our audio-visual needs.
Spring 1991 Index
© Alcester & District Local History Society 1991