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AUTUMN  NEWSLETTER  2011

 

Some months ago the Society applied to the East Midlands Airport Community Fund for a grant towards the cost of replacing the laptop, kindly loaned by a member, that we use in conjunction with the digital projector at our talks. We are most grateful to the administrators of the Fund for the generous sum that they have recently awarded us and are pleased to announce that the  purchase has been made.

 

 We will shortly be planting more daffodil bulbs in the verges on the approach                                       

roads into the village and would welcome help. Please contact any member of    

the committee if you can spare some time to come along – many hands etc. 

 

Attached to this newsletter are the rules for the annual photographic competition. You will have seen the excellent results from previous competitions on display at our meetings where they form a colourful backdrop. They also attract much attention (and even new members) at events such as the Village Party and Royal Wedding so please take part this year. We have increased the prize money for this year!

 

One of the planning applications received for comment recently has been for the proposed new Science Block at Repton School. A public meeting has been arranged by the School to provide information about this application and this will be held in the newly refurbished 400 Hall on Tuesday 13th September starting at 7.30p.m. This is an opportunity to view the proposals and see the extensive refurbishments.                              

 

Future  Programme.

 

Thursday October 6th. Bruce Ridley will be describing the high altitude trek that he did for charity to Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Inca’s – The new 7th Wonder of the World.”

 

TUESDAY November 1st. “The World of Mother of Pearl.” George Hook is the last Mother of Pearl Worker in Birmingham and he will be talking about the  business that has been in his family since 1824.After the talk the results of the photo graphic competition will be announced  followed by wine, soft drinks and nibbles. Please note that this talk is on a Tuesday.

 

Thursday December 1st. Members evening with a quiz or two, films, food, drink, chat and enjoyment. Tickets: £3.50 available in October.

 

Alan Webster  01283  701838

 

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