Secretary’s Report 2016

This is my first report for our Annual General Meeting of Romsley and Hunnington History Society. A role, which I ‘inherited’, so to speak, from June Humphreys, who sadly passed away recently. A lovely lady, who had mastered the art of ‘gentle persuasion’.

“Not much to it,” she said. “Just take notes at the Committee Meetings and the AGM!” June was always ready to help and advise me when I needed it and it is true to say that I will miss her.

At this point, I have to say a big thank you to the Committee for their patience when asked to repeat what they’ve said several times in order for me to record it accurately in the minutes.

Since taking on the role, we continue to email the monthly ‘write-ups’ to the Church magazine as well as to the Worcestershire Local History Forum. So thank you to Pat Evans for your efforts.

We also continue to receive emails from Worcestershire Archive and Archaeological Service and Dudley Community Information Service with what’s going on near and far.

For 2016 the WLHF have organised a photographic competition, the theme being Victorian and Edwardian Street Furniture in Worcestershire.

Overall, it’s been an interesting year, seeing our membership numbers steadily grow. The guest speakers have been varied and entertaining – thank you Rob Andrews for organising this. Here’s to another successful year.

Koviljka Riley