of the Annual General Meeting
Thornborrow, Chairman, welcomed everyone to the annual meeting of Orton
& Tebay Local History Society.
reported that membership was holding steady at around 50 - 60, with an
average of 40 at each meeting. He thanked Wendy Higgins, for the varied
programme she had prepared last year, and for all her work in arranging
trips, to Crosby Garrett and Beamish.
Jenkin, treasurer was also thanked for her work, and the balance in
hand at the year end is £1,159. Although finances are healthy
at present, with the increasing cost of room rent and speaker fees, it
has been agreed that the yearly subscription will increase to
£7, but stay as £2 for visitors.
thanked the remaining Committee members of Len Clarke, Heather
Ballantyne and Jackie Huck, for their work. All the existing Committee
members were prepared to stand for a further year, and were elected
spoke about the Victorian County History Project. Some counties
completed the project back in the Victorian era, others made a start,
some like Westmorland didn’t. The Society is giving £100 a
year for 5 years towards this project, which will be a very detailed
account, running into many volumes when finished. Five locals including
Wendy are working on Orton and Tebay, at the moment gathering together
a bibliography of what information is already on record.
said that the Society, had a number of local history books which can be
loaned out, and he gave a brief resume of next years programme.
was a small exhibition of Royalty, with it being the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee this year, this included photographs, scrap-books,
commemorative items, and old newspapers. Also Judy Dunford had
displayed photographs of farming in 1950’s Northumberland, where she
was raised, and a copy of the old Greenholme School register, which she
has been scanning.
meeting closed with refreshments. The next meeting will be on Thursday
19th April, 7.30pm Orton Market Hall, when the speaker will be Colin
Smith, on ‘Milestones, Mileposts and Toll Houses of Cumbria’