Present: 17 members
St Edmunds House return visit: A group of about 5 intend to pay a return visit.
East Coast Heritage Event, There will be an unstaffed stand.
JGI, Belton and Local History Fair, St George’s Theatre We had been made welcome at Belton and had a steady flow on the Sunday and then 2 groups of children on the Monday morning. The school children were very enthusiastic about the bygones.
At St George’s theatre we made or remade a number of useful links with other exhibitors and had a steady flow of visitors.
Cliff Top Gala July 29: There are still arrangements to be made about getting the stand put up.
Friends of Priory Gardens no new information.
Cambridge Visit: The Belton Local History Society offered some places on their coach trip to Cambridge. About 5 or 6 interested.
Arnott’s former architect’s office, 171, High Street: no progress.
Old Guildhall, Baker Street: GOSH has owner’s and listed building consent to erect the plaque. Agreed that Cllr Bernard Williamson be invited to do the unveiling as he is Chairman of the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust who own the building.
Lions’ Club holiday home for the blind, 1 Avondale Road: The new owner will be approached once the sale is completed.
Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen and Jubilee tower, Gorleston High Street: Agreed this be our next plaque because quite a lot of information is already in hand. First task is to find out who owns the property.
Library Clock Steering Committee: papers prepared by Norfolk CC are being signed and appeal literature being prepared using photos of the library and the clock from the GOSH collection.
St Andrew’s Church - Gorleston Psalter and Millennium Manuscript initiatives: no new information
Gorleston Community Magazine: The June edition is out. An article has been submitted for the July edition and one under preparation for the August edition.
Summer Outing: Lowestoft Museum, Nicholas Everett Park, Oulton Broad: about a dozen members would like this to be arranged.
Any Other Business:
Cemetery Walk: It was agreed that the cemetery walk done several years back would be repeated. Some members were not on it and others would like to re-do it. Discussion about drownings at sea, memorial inscriptions and correlating these with newspaper reports was very interesting.
Gorleston Bandstand had attracted around 200 people to the first concert of this season: the GOSH donation plaque is still on it.
Guided Walks by the Borough Guides within Gorleston were included in the guided walks programme.
Next Meeting: Tuesday 10th July