Keeping ploughing engines, implements and skills alive
All photos Dick Eastwood
The 2016 AGM was held at the Warburton Parish Rooms, Warburton, Cheshire at 2:30pm on Saturday 16th April. There were fewer than 40 attendees.
The Chairman and officers presented their reports and the major topics were the celebrations planned for this our 50th Anniversary year. Preparations are well in hand for both Dorset and Crockey Hill, York, and these were outlined. Advance bookings and payments were taken for the Hot Roast at York and the anniversary meeting at the Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough. In addition, a good number of members volunteered their help at the Crockey Hill event.
The editor, Peter Longfoot, launched sales of the Club’s latest publication prepared to raise funds for the 2016 celebrations. The book ‘The Last Days of Steam Ploughing’ was offered at a special price for those attending and 25 copies were sold.
Our President ended his three year term but was put forward to serve for another year to see the Club through the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Richard is a founder member and was Treasurer for over 43 years. Those present unanimously supported this proposal.
Richard took control of the elections and all serving officers and members were re-elected for the coming year.
Peter Longfoot was presented with the Steam Plough Cup in overdue recognition of his huge contribution to the Club by his publication of the quarterly newsletter, the engine and implement list, the Ward & Dale book and most recently ‘The Last Days of Steam Ploughing’.
Kathy Smith of the NTET provided a wide range of items for sale.
The meeting closed shortly before 4.00pm and enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea.
L-R Richard Playdon, Sandra & Peter Ware and Richard Jackson
Peter Longfoot, left receives the Steam Plough Cup from Richard Jackson. Mark Jones is on the right
Sam Bozson receiving from Chairman Mark Jones a framed photo presented to Mike Priestner for organising the morning meeting.