SECRETARY’S REPORT (for meeting March 3rd 2015}

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Cochrane with five apologies. Under “Initial Notices” John Taylor asked for suggestions from members for the May Visit to a place of interest. Notice was also given of the Church Jumble Sale on Saturday March 28th and members asked to support if possible by donating stock.

The Speaker at today’s meeting was Professor Tony Wren Emeritus Professor of Leeds University and one of the top innovators in British Universities in the last sixty years. He is an acknowledged expert on world-class work on computers and his devised programmes for timetable scheduling of trains, buses and planes led to a Channel 4 appearance on the “Big Breakfast”. His interest in trams from an early age is the subject of his talk ” First Catch Your Tram” and he detailed issues around devising timetables and schedules for this particular mode of transport and some of the things that can go awry!! The talk was well received with a variety of questions asked.

The Vote Of Thanks was given by Dave Siddans on behalf of the 33 attendees.

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRETARY

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