We have been asked to give indications of our future monthly meetings. We start the New Year as follows:- On Wednesday, the 8th January, our speaker is Mr. Cyril J. Johnson, a past chairman of the Society. He is known for his expertise on Industrial Archaeology and the title for his talk is 'Energy from the Elements', -suggesting wind and water power. Locally, this has played a big part in our development. The meeting is at 8 p.m. and the talk will be slide-illustrated.
The February meeting on the l2th starts at 7.45 p.m. with the A.G.M. (Any nominations for officers or committee should be received by the chairman by February lst.)
The talk which follows is by Tony Condor and again has an industrial flavour: it is two-pronged and takes in 'Shipping on the Severn' and 'Canals'.
Our meetings are open to all and we hope to repeat the good attendances of 1996 in 1997.
1997 is a date to conjure with. We lose the last large slice of the Empire, when Hong Kong returns to China. It is, of course, a General Election year. Round here, the Alcester Victoria Silver Band celebrates 100 years of existence, with the October Proms as its highlight. Our heartiest congratulations to all concerned and to Vic Butier in particular for day-in, day-out enthusiasm for this cultural cornerstone of Alcester's life.
Winter 96 index