2019 THIS YEAR WE ARE 193 YEARS OLD    

     

THE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE WISH ALL MEMBERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A SUCCESSFUL GROWING SEASON IN 2019.



NEWS AND DATES OF EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2019

At the recent Annual Meeting at Royal British Legion Club the following Officers and Committee were elected

President.                       Paul Brandon

Vice Presidents.            Elizabeth Nockolds, Veronica Lane,                                             Cyril Route

Chairman .                      David Wilson

Secretary.                       Kevin Ayres

Membership Secretary Kevin Ayres

Vice Chairman.               John Player

Treasurer                          Steve Barker

Show Secretary               Rachel Vyse

Publicity Officer              Kelvin Fairweather

Web Site Manager         Stephen Fairweather

Newsletter Editor.          Elizabeth Fairweather

Committee Members.   Nolan Mills, Teresa Brandon, John Germeney, Tom Turnbull

Arrangements have been made with the following companies for various discounts on purchases on production of Society membership card, for which we are extremely grateful....Belford Garden Centre, Castle Rising Road, Lawn-Boy, Downham Market, Ward's Nurseries, Ringstead, Moulam & Horn, Heacham, Stratfords Workwear , North  Lynn Industrial Estate . Please note Norfolk Clothing Co is no longer trading.

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DON'T FORGET - SAT AUGUST 10TH ANNUAL SHOW AT SOUTH WOOTTON VILLAGE HALL. LET'S MAKE IT BETTER THAN EVER. SETTING UP 08.00 TO 10.00, JUDGING 10.00 TO 12.00 OPEN TO PUBLIC 1.00PM, PRIZE PRESENTATION 4.30PM

OCTOBER 17th SOCIETY MEMBERS WILL BE HOLDING A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION AT THE SCOUT BUILDING ON BEULAH STREET IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LOCAL PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP. More details to follow.


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 ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES, THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED IN 1826 AND AT ONE STAGE WAS HOLDING AT LEAST 3 SHOWS A YEAR WITH ONE SHOW IN THE 1950S AT THE OLD CORN EXCHANGE  ATTRACTING 680 EXHIBITS AND AROUND 3000 VISITORS.

 

THE NEW THREE YEAR SHOW SCHEDULE FOR 2018/2020 IS NOW AVAILABLE AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER SHOW SCHEDULE. THE 2019 SHOW TO BE HELD IN THE SOUTH WOOTTON VILLAGE HALL AGAIN, ON SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST. SAT NAV PE30 3LJ


THE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE ELECTED FOR THE CURRENT YEAR (WITH CONTACT DETAILS) CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE HEADING IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN.

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NEW!  THE SOCIETY IS GRATEFUL TO FORMER MEMBER JOHN DOUBLEDAY FOR PASSING ON OLD MINUTE BOOKS COVERING MEETINGS HELD DURING THE YEARS 1891 - 1894; 1897 - 1899; 1919 - 1923; 1934 - 1938 AND 1939 - 1950 PLUS 22 BOXES FILM SLIDES OF SHOWS AND OUTINGS FROM 1964 - 1985 - EACH BOX CONTAINING APPROX 24 SLIDES. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE MISSING ITEMS WOULD THEY PLEASE CONTACT KELVIN FAIRWEATHER 01553 673772. OR EMAIL: kelvin.fairweather@tiscali.co.uk

THE SPECIAL BOOKLET "HISTORY OF THE KING'S LYNN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY" IS NOW COMPLETE AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM KELVIN FAIRWEATHER, PRICE £1.00

TO SEE THE MINUTES OF 1891 SOCIETY AGM CLICK ON HISTORY ON LEFT HAND COLUMN!! THE HISTORY SECTION ALSO CONTAINS SCHEDULES OF SHOWS HELD IN THE 1890s


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MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY IS NOW DUE FOR RENEWAL, ADULTS £5.00, UNDER 16s FREE

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THE LATEST NEWSLETTER CAN BE FOUND IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN UNDER "NEWSLETTER"

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