MINUTES of the March 2018 MEETING of PACKINGTON VILLAGE HISTORY GROUP PVHG
held in Venue 35 – the Memorial Hall Meeting Room on Tuesday 27th March at 7:30pm
Present: Chairman Robin Boucher and 10 members. Apologies were received from Jonathan and Jan
Minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and signed.
Robin welcomed our guest, Terry Hammond, and invited Terry to describe the proposed commemorations celebrating the ending of World War 1, which will take place in Packington on 9th 10th and 11th November.
Terry is a member of the Memorial Hall Committee, and agreed to explore the possibility of holding an “Old Time Musical”; he hopes to bring in many village groups to take part in various events, one group being the Film Club with the possibility of a film being shown on the Friday evening. There will be a Sunday service in church in the morning of the 11th and in the afternoon childrens’ entertainment.
Members were all in favour of helping, by way of a display in Memorial Hall of what life was like in 1918, and also by having someone read extracts of wartime experiences of servicemen who were village residents.
The meeting continued after Terry left, with many ideas from members, all of which to be finalised at a later date.
The Disseminators have yet to meet. They are to gather at Yvonne’s to see what documents are in the archives, following which, items are to be taken to the meeting on 24th April.
Robert encouraged members to look at this PVHG website.
The meeting closed at 9.30pm
The next meeting is on Tuesday, 24th April at 7.30pm in Venue 35, with the main item being the future of the Group’s archive, building on discussions of the dissemination group.