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Steam Plough Club, Pant-y-Cae, Clyro, Herefordshire HR3 6JU

Colin  in his machine shop

2017 AGM REPORT

the morning visit

At Colin’s yard during the morning visit

the workshop

Inside the workshop

Colin Hatch in his machine shop

In the yard

AGM   Richard Jackson  speaks

Richard Jackson speaks, with left to right Mark Jones and Richard Eastwood

AGM Richard Playdon presenting the accounts

Richard Playdon presents the accounts

AGM  Applause from the floor

Applause from the floor

AGM   Simon Fisher & Richard Jackson receive their presentations from Mark Jones

Simon Fisher and Richard Jackson receive their presentations from Mark Jones

AGM John Price on behalf of Richard Vernon receives the Steam Plough Cup from Mark Jones

John Price on behalf of Richard Vernon receives the Steam Plough Cup from Mark Jones

Madeleine Weatherley is thanked for her help provding  the tea

Madeleine Weatherley is thanked for her help making the tea.

All photos John Billard

Following a very successful morning visit to Colin Hatch’s engine restoration business nearby the 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at Warnborough near Swindon on Saturday 8th April attended by many members and friends.  Chaired by Mark Jones, reports were approved of a hugely successful 50th anniversary year with events at Dorset and Crockey Hill, and that the club remained in a very healthy financial position.  The retiring President, Richard Jackson reflected on his service to the club which dated over 50 years from the club’s inception in 1966.  In recognition of this unparalleled commitment Richard was awarded by acclamation a vice presidency.

  Both Richard and Simon Fisher received awards for their work in organising the anniversary celebrations.

  The meeting welcomed John Billard as the President for the next three years.  All the existing officers and committee were re-elected except for Simon Fisher who retired and a welcome was given to Helen Debes who has also offered to take on a safety brief.

  Following the completion of official business, a special presentation was given by John Billard and Graham Sayers of Avalon Video of the new SPC Introduction to Steam Ploughing film.  Many were then sold to members at a special price for the day.

  Those present then enjoyed a tea specially prepared by Bernard and Helen Weatherley.  Thus ended another excellent and special day for the club.