This article came from Chronicle published October 1982. Page: 29
Editorial and Secretary’s Letter
Authors: L.E.J.Brooke (Editor)
and J.S.Moon (Secretary)
The fact that this issue has been produced by photocopying has meant not only a better quality reproduction, but has also enabled us to include line drawings to accompany the text, and the editor is grateful to Miss Joan Rendell for the four excellent sketches she has made to accompany her informative article on some of the caps and bonnets from the Yeovil Museum collection of costume.
Especial thanks are also due to our Hon.Treasurer, Ron Gilson, to whom we are indebted for having put at our disposal his photocopier for the production of this number of Chronicle.
The following contributors are also thanked for their assistance in providing material: Russ Clynick for his usual assiduous recording of meetings and outings; Mrs Pat Knight for her regular book list and additions to our library; Mrs Marie Eedle and Leonard Hayward who have provided notes relative to previous contributions; Brian and Moira Gittos for writing up notes compiled for our visit to Long Sutton church on one of our evening excursions; and Mrs I.L.Brice who records a holiday reminiscence of a trip ‘up north’.
To maintain this quantity and standard, articles, notes, etc., are your editor’s constant requirements – as soon as possible of course! But the very latest date permissible for YOUR contribution will be the evening of our meeting on 4 March 1983, so that the next issue will be ready for distribution at the last of our winter meetings, on 8 April, Thank you!
While our Summer programme is not yet complete, it is not too early to thank those responsible and to say how much my wife and I have enjoyed those that we have attended – not all, I am afraid. It was unfortunate that the projected all-day Devizes and Kennet and Avon Canal visit had to be cancelled, but even with support from some members of the Art Group of Yeovil we would have been well short of the minimum to make the trip even nearly financially viable.
My main activity for the Society during the Summer has been arranging speakers for the coming Winter, and preliminary bookings for next Summer’s outings. I have, I hope, finished up with an interesting and varied list of speakers, though I must admit to having been a bit despondent when I was able to book only one out of the Committee’s top four choices. I have learnt that one must start booking early, and two of the three who cannot come this Winter are booked for 1983-84, with the third still a possibility.
One of the things that has rather concerned me, has been how to communicate with members other than those who regularly attend visits during the Summer months, as I receive information and invitations from other societies etc., which I feel should be made generally known. Circulation by post would knock a dent in the Society’s finances – telephone would be cheaper, but a formidable job. It occurs to me that many members are close friends or neighbours of others and would be prepared to pass on information, so cutting down the numbers that have to be contacted. Enclosed with this issue of Chronicle therefore, is a slip for those who can to return to me with the names of any other members that they could conveniently pass information to. If there is any overlap, I will sort it out.