SECRETARY’S REPORT

Chairman Michael Cochrane opened the meeting on time and advised of three apologies.

Under “Initial Notices” members were advised of the death in London of former Chairman and Member Dr. Edward Bromhead at the age of ninety-eight.

Christmas Lunch bookings were confirmed at sixty-eight/seventy for December 11th.

Today’s Speaker saw Forum Secretary Neil Ramshaw share “Some of my British Sporting Heroes” with the audience. Supported by video clips, photographs and the occasional personal sporting reminisce, past British Sporting Legends from rugby, boxing, athletics, motor sport, snooker and wrestling were revisited. Included were stellar names such as Gareth Edwards, David Hemery, John Surtees, Henry Cooper and Jackie Pallo!! Whilst a nostalgic look back at former sporting giants the talk reflected the Speaker’s enduring and continued affection and interest for all things sporting both as a viewer and a former participant. Questions at the end showed the differences and debate sporting opinion can generate.

The Vote of Thanks on behalf of thirty-nine attendees was given by Richard Brooks.

 

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRETARY

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