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South Tyneside May 2016 Meeting Report
« on: June 01, 2016, 06:24:30 PM »
The meeting held on Wednesday 18th May commenced with the annual AGM when it was unanimously agreed by the Members present at the meeting, the existing Chairman and Treasurer would remain in office and that the role of Branch Secretary would be taken over by Ann Franklin.

The speaker for the afternoon was Freda Thomson whose talk entitled 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' was an eclectic mix of stories involving various characters in the Tyneside area covering several centuries.  The Branch enjoyed hearing about such tales involving Cushie Butterfield & Geordie Ridley, a 'day out' on the Town Moor to witness a hanging, Cullercoats Fish Wives, a Wimbledon ladies champion and also a performing elephant who was charged with murder!!

The next meeting will be on the 15th June which is a visit to Trinity House in Newcastle.