EM&HT Annual General Meeting 2018
The Mountford Rooms in the Emsworth Community Centre was the welcome venue for the 43rd AGM of the Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust. Held on the cold, clear night of Monday, 19th March, members of the Trust gathered to hear more about the organisation’s activities over the past year.
Warmly welcomed by vice chairman, Dr Margaret Rogers, members learnt that the Trust is in good financial health, that talks, refurbishment and research have continued over the winter and that the year 2018 to 2019 will have several landmark occasions. A new display on archaeological finds from the excavation of Warblington Roman Villa will be on show in the Main Room for the start of the new season which opens on Easter Saturday, 31st March. David Hopkins, Hampshire County Archaeologist, will formally open the Museum on that day.
The season is being extended this year to include the 100 anniversary of the armistice on 11th November. The last temporary exhibition in the David Rudkin Room before closure will be on the impact of WWI on the people of Emsworth.
After the AGM, members were able to enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink as they watched a compilation of photographs taken by Mike Edwards, Don Beckman and David Young of the Trust’s holiday to Hereford and the Forest of Dean in September 2017.
C M Bury
Middle image shows Steve Miller, Margaret Rogers, & Wendy Bright