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Invitation to 50th Anniversary Reception
at the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of
Stamford being declared the first Conservation Area.
Thursday 28 September 2017 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
at Stamford Arts Centre
There is no charge, but space is limited, so booking is essential
Annual General Meeting
We are sorry to report that after many years on the Committee as Secretary, Melanie has decided not to stand for re-election this year. Our thanks go to her for all she has done for the Society. On the bright side, we have a volunteer standing for election to the Committee as Secretary. Dr David Langridge was Headmaster of Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire for nineteen years and then Director of Education for the Falkland Islands Government for nearly five years.
If you might be interested in joining the Committee, please get in touch with Melanie or me (contact details below). Alternatively, a nomination form is enclosed. Nomination forms must be returned to the Secretary by Thursday, 28 September.
50th Anniversary events
9 and 10 September, 12pm to 4pm (no charge)
We plan to open St Leonard’s Priory with a small display looking at the efforts to save the Priory and the surrounding site from deterioration.
STADFAS OPEN DAY EXHIBITION, Town Hall
19 September, 10am to 3pm (no charge)
This will include examples from recent projects to conserve items from the Town Hall collection.
CIVIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION, Arts Centre
20 to 28 September, The Gallery (no charge)
We will explain why Stamford was designated first and why conservation remains important.
STAMFORD SCHOOLS HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL
The short films on heritage themes produced by local schools will be screened during the Society’s exhibition at the Arts Centre (20-28 September) and at a special ‘Oscars’ event on 4 October.
21 September, Arts Centre, £60
Tuesday, 14 November: (2pm, £5)
The tour will last two hours and we hope to be accompanied by John Smith.
Please note that the stairs to the upper floor are steep and there are no facilities for disabled people. (www.spalding-gentlemens-society.org)