Previous Meeting of The Society
Our spring meeting was at The Dasresbury Park Hotel on the 30th April 2011.
The lunch was attended by several of our members and our guest speaker, Michael Harrison from the Mad Hatter Tea Company based in North Yorkshire. The meeting itself was well attended considering it fell on a bank holiday!
The talk at the meeting was given by Mr. Michael Harrison from the Mad Hatter Tea Company based in Northallerton in North Yorkshire. Michael told us how the tea was blended and how they chose the name of the brand. Samples were available and it was said that the tea is stocked at Davenports Farm Shop and Tea Rooms in Acton Bridge..
After this talk Keith Wright gave a slide presentation and talk about the Crystal Palace which was the venue for the Great exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851. It being 160 years nearly to the day when it opened on 1st May 1851.
The official minutes will be read at the next meeting but sad to say our chairman Mr. George Killip decided that the driving to and from the meeting each six months was a crucial factor in his decision to step down. It is a great pity that he has resigned and everyone at the meeting wished him well. The editor of The Daresbury Chronicle, Keith Wright, was proposed as chairman and reluctantly accepted the post.