36th AGM and Family History Day
at Dartford
Saturday 26th April 2014


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The CollegeSociety members gathering for the AGM


The 36th AGM was held at the Dartford Science and Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford, DA1 2LY.


This was the programme for the day:

9.30amRegistration & coffee
10.00amWelcome - notices etc.
10.15amTalk by Andrew Robertshaw entitled: WW1 - Finding the Fallen and their Family History. Andrew is Curator/Manager of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum. He is a military historian, author, educator, battlefield guide and broadcaster and has an extensive knowledge of the Great War. He is involved in a number of archaeological projects on the Western Front. He was a consultant for Steven Spielberg for War Horse and is, at present, working on a number of WW1 projects for film and television.
11.00amComfort Break
12.00pm Annual General Meeting
The AGM was convened at 12.00 and finished at 12.45pm. It was attended by 100 members and 8 visitors. Click here to read the formal minutes. The main items were as follows:

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AGM top table: Angela Bevan (Minutes Secretary), Vera Bailey (Secretary), David Cufley (President), Walter Eves (Chairman), Pat Gooding (Treasurer)
1. Notice convening the Meeting
2. Apologies
3. Minutes of the 35th Annual General Meeting (circulated with the September 2013 Journal), or click here - approved
4. Matters arising from the Minutes of the 2013 AGM - none
5. Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2013 - approved
6. Report of the Committee for 2013 (circulated with the March 2014 Journal)
7. Josephine Birchenough’s Bursary Award - prizes were awarded for the best articles published in the journal during 2013:
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Winners pictured with Society President David Cufley: Guy Nevill (left), David Turner, Cliff Scottow
8. Honorary Members - Stella Baggaley
9. President & Vice Presidents - no change
10.Election of Chair - Walter Eves
11.Election of Vice Chair - Mike Weeks
12.Election of Secretary - Vera Bailey
13.Election of Treasurer - Pat Gooding
14.Election of other Committee Members - Mike Weeks, Christina Barnett, Robert Barnett, Barbara Phillips, Clare Muscat, Janet Rose, Barbara Attwaters, Tony Codling
15.Election of Independent Examiner - David Williams
16. Any Other Business
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Members having lunch
2.30pmTalk by Sarah Wise entitled: Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England. Sarah has an MA in Victorian Studies and has written several books including The Blackest Streets and Murder and Grave Robbery in the 1830s. She has also spoken on BBC Radio 4's programmes including Today and Woman's Hour. Sarah regularly lectures to societies and at history events. Her talk today will reveal the sometimes shocking and darker side of the Victorian upper and and middle classes.
3.30pmFree time to browse the stalls and make last minute purchases or just catch up with friends


The stalls this year were:

Photos: David Turner