The Bromsgrove Society held its Annual General Meeting on 6th July 2016 at Avoncroft Museum when the retiring officers presented their reports for the year.
John Rowlands, the retiring Treasurer, was thanked by the President John Weston and presented with a gift to mark his exemplary work for the Society over a period of 17 years (shown left), which made John the longest serving officer in the Society’s history.
The meeting then looked to the future and elected a new group of officers to serve for the coming year. Pat Tansell, the Vice Chairman, was elected as Chairman; both Chris Nesbit, the current Secretary and Jo Slade are to be Vice Chairmen. Also a new Treasurer, Richard Aust, was placed in office. The Executive Committee was re-elected.
Following the meeting a brief illustrated talk was given by Ed Higgins, the new Townscape Heritage Officer, about improvements to the Bromsgrove High Street. Ed also told the meeting that a substantial grant had been given to restore and improve the roof and facades of the Tudor House in New Road, and that work had recently commenced on site. The Society has been pressing for restoration work to be undertaken on this landmark building for a number of years, so the news was welcomed by members and it shows that our efforts are worthwhile and we do have success.
|Jo Slade, Pat Tansell & Chris Nesbitt||Ed Higgins|