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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Annual General Meeting 31st July 2010

Notice to Members

Annual General Meeting held on 31st July 2010

The results of the formal resolutions at the above-mentioned meeting were as follows.

1.The meeting agreed to adopt the Annual Report & Accounts; and to re-appoint RSM Tenon Audit Ltd., as Auditors to the Society and to authorise the Board to fix their remuneration.
2. There being only one candidate for the post of Hon. Secretary, Mr I.M. Dougill was deemed automatically elected, in accordance with Article 30 of the Society’s Articles of Association.
3. The votes cast in favour of the candidates for three positions as an ordinary Board member were as follows:

Mr M.J. Blake          88
Mr R. Lomas            70
Mr J.D. Markham    146
Mr A.M. Pendleton  78
Mr J.M. Shawcross 160
Mrs L.M. Wright     158

Accordingly Messrs Markham, Shawcross and Mrs Wright were declared appointed to the Board to serve for three years.

I.M. Dougill,
HON. SECRETARY,
31st July 2010.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

Philip Groves Collection

The extensive collection of notes, files, letters and copies of all sorts of official records compiled by Philip Groves has been donated to the Museum. It is a remarkable collection of material with all sorts of items of interest and information relating to our own tramcar collection.

Part of the extensive collection of files from Philip Groves collection.

The collection will require quite a bit of work to discover just what it contains and to re-house it in acid free enclosures for long term storage. Despite only being at the Museum for around two weeks, a large portion of the collection has been listed already by Volunteers. Stanley King spent a full week going through and listing over 35 files and the work is being carried on by David Beardsell and Ian Yearsley.

David Beardsell working on the files from the Philip Groves collection

David has found some interesting copies made by Philip from the Nottingham archives and a copy from the Blackpool records, believed to have been made previously by the late Maurice Marshall.


An order from Nottingham for the batch of tramcars from which the Museum's Nottingham 166 is preserved and a worksheet for Blackpool 'Balloon' 249, now on display in the Exhibition Hall. 

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Mini Meets Tram, 1960s-Style

1 June 1962 in Glasgow, photographed by Maurice O'Connor.

Minis meet trams, 2010-style, at Crich this Sunday, 25 July.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Edwardian Weekend

Here are some photos from the Edwardian Weekend which took place on 10th and 11th July.





Friday, 2 July 2010

Unusual Nesting Place!















A Pied Wagtail has found a very unusual nesting place - in the engine compartment of the Rail Mounted Crane (KLV).