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November 2015 Meeting Report

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Our November meeting was 'Mystery Box’, a presentation by the Leader Brothers, who have treated us to their unique delivery before and were once again excellent. They brought several curious items from their extensive collection, and we had to guess what they are.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:25
 

September 2015 Meeting Report

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At our September meeting on the 24th we were treated to a fascinating window into the life of Firbeck Hall in the 1700's, as Valerie Oxley and Julia Colver narrated several entries from the journal of Amelia Staniforth who lived at Firbeck Hall in the 18th Century. It was an insight into the lives of the gentry of that area and that time. They also answered some questions about the Hall and its uses in recent times.

 

AGM Minutes 2015

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Treeton Local History Group

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 30 April 2015

In the Reading Rooms Treeton

Present: 13 Members present

1.      Apologies: Iris Gahegan, Andy and Sue Stevens, Ron Robinson, Pat Welch, John and Leslie Foster, Monica and Derek Walker, Joan Frost, Ernest Walker, Stephen and Bev Walker.

2. Minutes of AGM held on 24 April 2014.

Acceptance was proposed by Dave Aveling, seconded by Gordon Payne and unanimously agreed.  There were no matters arising.

3.      Report from Chair.

Eric Tillery, Chair, spoke of the sadness of losing long time member John Nuttall.  He noted the generally good attendance at meetings and reminded everyone of the variety of talks and events which had taken place during the year. All the talks had been well received and several members had enjoyed a visit to Wentworth Woodhouse in August.  The entertainment provided by magician Brian Varley at the Christmas Party was excellent, although the attendance at this event was very low.

A memorial wreath had been placed on the war memorial on behalf of the Group.

4.      Presentation of Annual Accounts

Iris had asked for the discrepancy between income from membership fees and the cost of speakers to be noted, together with the significant decrease in refreshment income.

The bank balance is now £1114 compared with £1097 last year but this includes a discretionary grant from Treeton Parish Council of £150.  No website fees have yet been paid for this year and speaker costs for next year will be £370.

There were 50 members in 2014/15 including 7 honorary life members.

Acceptance of the accounts was proposed by Pat Payne, seconded by Linda Shepherd and unanimously agreed.

5.      Ele.ction of Honorary Officers

All Officers were willing to continue as follows:

Chair: Eric Tillery

Vice-Chair: Gordon Payne

Secretary: Margaret Young.

Treasurer/ Membership Secretary: Iris Gahegan

Newsletter Editor: Jean Demaine

Archivist: David Aveling

Events Coordinator: Margaret Young

6.      Election of Steering Committee

Monica and Derek Walker had tendered their resignation from the committee.  They will be sadly missed and a letter of appreciation for their many years of work will be sent.

Committee members willing to continue are: Linda Shepherd, Peter Ingham, Pat Payne and Jean Noble.   An appeal for new committee members was made and members were reminded that any member is welcome to come to any committee meeting as an observer.

7. Annual Subscriptions

In view of the increased cost of speakers, the committee proposed that the membership fee should be increased to £10 per person with a visitor fee of £2.  This is still very low compared with other societies and equates to a meeting fee of under £1 per person. These increases were unanimously agreed.

The committee also proposed a donation of £1 for refreshments, which was also unanimously agreed.  Linda Shepherd kindly offered to create a laminated notice setting out these charges for display at meetings.

8.      Suggestions for Future meetings

Two suggestions for future visits were made: Sheffield Cemetery and The National Coal Mining Museum.

10.    Any Other Business

Carol Wise informed us of a project by Worksop N.A.D.F.A.S who have undertaken to record archive documents relating to St. Helen’s Church.  Members of the community are involved in the fortnightly sessions and everyone is welcome to visit.  The results will be published, with copies to be held by St. Helen’s Church and The British Library.

Carol Robinson thanked all the committee members for their work during the year.

 

The meeting ended at 8.20 pm.                                  Margaret Young  (Secretary)

 

July 2015 Meeting Report

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At the members’ evening in July, Ann Ward gave a demonstration of flower-arranging, Andy Stevens gave a presentation of “Family History for Free”, Carol Wise talked about her travels in Afghanistan and Eric Tillery shared his experiences of whippet training and racing.  All the contributions were well presented and well received and everyone present agreed that it had been an excellent evening. David Aveling had compiled a quiz about the village, for which there was no time, and this will be retained for a future meeting.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 15:03
 

The E D Hitchen Cricket Competition

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The E. D. Hitchen Under-15s Six-a-Side Annual Cricket Competition

The Memorial CupThe following article was written and submitted by history group member Jean Noble, sister of the late Derek Hitchen in whose memory the competition is held.

TREETON CRICKET CLUB has hosted the prestigious E. D. Hitchen Under-15s Six-a-Side competition annually at Washfield Lane since the tournament's inception in 1971.

The competition is held in memory of Edmund Derek Hitchen, a former stalwart of Treeton Cricket Club who died in 1970, aged 39. At the time of his death, Derek (as he was better known) was also Chairman of the Sheffield and District Junior Cricket League.

Shortly afterwards, his mother and sister donated a commemorative silver cup to Treeton Cricket Club and the committee thought it fitting that the trophy should be competed for in a new competition which would encompass the whole of the Sheffield and District Junior Cricket League. The League officials agreed and so the six-a-side tournament was conceived.

Derek's sister, Jean Noble, is the competition’s sponsor and has presented the cup and individual trophies to the winners and runners-up every year since 1971, except on the four occasions that the competition had to be cancelled due to either inclement weather or the ground was cup-tied. In the main, the weather has been favourable for each event.

The competition is run under the auspices of the Ben Jessop Sheffield and District Junior Cricket League and all the clubs in the league are invited to take part. Fixture Secretary Andy Leiper collates those teams wishing to participate and, if necessary, holds a ballot to reduce the numbers to eight, and then draws the teams out for the playing order. There are two guaranteed slots in that draw, one for Treeton as hosts and the other for the holders. Treeton club officials are always on hand to help coordinate the itinerary and ensure that the ground and facilities are all in order.

The event is usually held in July on a Sunday and the five-over matches are played on a group basis, starting at approximately 10 a.m. and culminating in the final at around 7 p.m., depending on how many teams take part.

The inaugural rules for the competition were drawn up by the late Ivan Priestley, who was secretary and treasurer of the League for many years and son-in-law of the late Ben Jessop. Mr Jessop was the founder of the Sheffield and District Junior Cricket League and the league was re-named in honour of his commitment to junior cricket. The current rules, which have only altered marginally since they were set up in tandem with Treeton Cricket Club in 1971, were drawn up by Graham Ellis and Andy Leiper.

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