The Glastonbury Conservation Society was founded in 1971 in appreciation of our built and natural environment here at Glastonbury, in Somerset, England.
The society has so far planted 51,800 trees in and around Glastonbury. Tree-planting volunteers always welcome. Contact Alan Fear, 83 3185.
⊕ New issue of newsletter is out this week. For details, click Newsletter link above.
All Conservation Society members are urged to attend the society’s annual general meeting (AGM) this year. We need to elect a new chairmn, for Alan Fear has announced he will step down after serving for nine years, not to mention being the tree-planting coordinator for 12 and doing the newsletter for the past two years.
Secretary is another seat that is vacant: would any member like to step forward at the AGM?
Members should also re-read the society’s constitution, because some minor amendments might be required. It is available on this website: see link on the About page.
The meeting takes place at 7pm on November 1.
The venue is the same as last year: St John’s Centre (where the Bay Tree cafe was located on weekdays), near the church tower. Parking under the canopy — a Conservation Society project 35 years ago — is free at that hour.
After the business part of the meeting (which is usually brief) and a refreshment break, we will have some ancient and modern:
• Adrian Pearse will show a recently found album by a Glastonbury-area photographer of the 1850s, Dr John Wheeley Gough Gutch, and
• Jim Nagel will demonstrate new features on the society’s website.