Notes of the GOSH Meeting on Tuesday the 8th May 2018

Notes of the GOSH Meeting on Tuesday the 8th May 2018

Present:  16 members

Wroughton School enquiry:

An enquiry had asked what was there before the Wroughton School.  Several members had responded and been thanked.  Good recognition for GOSH.


 St. Edmund’s Care Home:  5 GOSH members with pictures to show to residents and talk with them had been well received.  

JGI, Belton, May 20 & 21:

Travel and staffing arrangements were made for Sunday set up soon after 9 to open at 11 and close about 4.30. Monday the exhibition will reopen for Moorland School; the exhibition will be cleared no later than 1.

Local History Fair, St George’s Theatre, June 9 from 10 -  4:

Arrangements for set-up and transport were made.  Members will cover the stand during the day.

Cliff Top Gala   -    July 29:

The site fee has been paid. Transport for tables and boards and setting up was arranged.  Arrangements to borrow a gazebo are still not finalised.

Blue plaques:   

Arnott’s former architect’s office, 171, High Street:

Permission to erect the plaque has still not been given.  Now that an image of the proposed plaque is available this may trigger a response.    

Old Guildhall and White Horse Inn,   Baker Street:

There was discussion about the identity and location of the White Horse Inn.  Agreed that GOSH would concentrate on putting a plaque on the old guildhall.

Lions’ Club holiday home for the blind, 1 Avondale Road:

GOSH is in contact with a former trustee of the home. Members approved the draft plaque.

Library Clock Steering Committee:

Les gave a brief report of a recent meeting.

St Andrew’s Church   -    Gorleston Psalter and Millennium Manuscript initiatives:

There was a brief report.

Gorleston Community Magazine:

GOSH had submitted an illustrated article which had been accepted for the first edition.  

Summer Outing:

Members favoured a visit to the Lowestoft Museum and the Nicholas Everett Park, Oulton Broad.  

Anne Edwards’s retirement as Editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury at the end of May:

Agreed GOSH send Anne a retirement card with GOSH’s thanks for her help and interest in the past and best wishes for the future.

Readings from Extracts from the Stradbroke Schools’ Log Books:

We heard a most fascinating series of extracts from these log books extending from about 1876 to 1887 covering incidents within the school and events, tragic and celebratory, within the community.   

Next Meeting:

Tuesday  12th June, 10-12 in the Macey Room, Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre, Gorleston





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