Monday, 27 June 2011

Programme for Monday 11 July

Next week John Sillence and myself will be at Manston Court to acqaint ourselves with the TV/DVD equipment there. We hope we  will then know what to do before the meeting on Monday 11 July (10.30 a.m. to noon at Manston Court, Lordshill, SO16 8HF), when I will waffle on for about fifteen minutes on a few things which happened in history during July, using DVD images projected onto the big TV screen on the wall.

Then it will be over to John Sillence to talk about 'The Old Railways of Hampshire', again with the aid of a DVD disc or two.

A break for refreshments, followed by a general discussion on the old Hampshire railways.

A date to make a note of is Friday 9 September, for which we have hired a fifteen seater bus to take us on a trip to a couple of interesting places in the New Forest, and a pub lunch at a suitable inn before returning to Lords Hill by  4 pm.  More details nearer the time.

John Gurney,
Hon. Sec.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Duplicated blog

In the process of setting up this blog some difficulty was encountered, which resulted in  a duplicated blog.  One being under Yahoo with the call-sign
which appeared to have failed, so another attempt was successfully made with no problems, and that is the one we are operating under   or simply type Lords Hill Historical Society into the Google search engine.
The Yahoo one is still alive but we are not using it and I will try to delete it, but am a bit wary in case I end up deleting both of them.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Southampton and the Slave Trade

A terrific talk today from Neil Anderson on 'Southampton and the Slave Trade' which drew a lot of interest - so much so we had to grab a whole heap of extra chairs for our new meeting room, and gained eight new members.  

Apart from being an excellent public speaker Neil holds a Masters degree in Archaeology from Southampton University and is an accomplished Guitarist and Guitar teacher with over thirty years experience of playing rock, punk, pop, funk, soul and indie. He sure knows how to pack them in.

We were glad to  have Penny Legg with us today and to learn she has been commissioned by her publisher to write a book about men and women who have seen service in the armed forces during the reign of the present Queen: National Service, Regular, Territorial or Reserve, Penny would like to hear from them all.

Prior to the main business a quick Extraordinary General Meeting was held to elect a   committee to serve until the first Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 14 May 2012.  The new committee consists of:
 Rev. Robert Sanday.          Chairman
Dr. John Gurney.                Secretary
Mrs. Sylvia Norton.            Treasurer
Mr. Bryan Norton                Committee Member
Mr. John Sillence.                       "              "
Mrs Marie Whiteford                  "              "
Mr. Michael Humme                  "               "
Ms. Loretta Judd                         "              "   

Following the election of a new committee the Constitution of the Society was ratified.

The first meeting of the new  committee will be held at The Vicarage, 1, Tangmere Drive,Lordshill, SO16 8GY at 10.30a.m. on 27 June, and the next meeting of the Society will be at Manston Court at 10.30 a.m. on Monday  11 July, when Mr. John Sillence will give a talk, illustrated by a short DVD on 'The Old Railways of Hampshire'

Oh and by the way, the TV room at Manston court IS on the second floor, some confusion having arisen in earlier correspondence by one who counted the ground floor as the first happens......and that could soon be academic as we look like fast outgrowing the capacity of the TV room, but no problem, Manston court is a big place and we will make a plan.

A thoroughly enjoyable morning in great company.

John Gurney,
Hon. Secretary. 

Thursday, 9 June 2011


In recent correspopndence I have referred to our new meeting place as being the TV Room on the second floor of Manston Court.  Sorry;  it is on the THIRD floor.