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Memories of our meeting
on 12th February 2003

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Baptist Church It was cold, misty and grey when we met once again at the Baptist Church in Prouds Lane.  Our thanks go again to the Reverend David Evans and his church members for the use of their excellent facilities which kept us warm and bright. Bill Pope was one of those who manned the table There was an excellent attendance of members and guests, both in the morning and in the afternoon.  Our committee member, Bill Pope was one of those who manned the table at the entrance.
One member was obviously anxious to make a point to the Vice-Chairman, Jim Speakman, while our Treasurer, Derek Barratt, keeps a cheerful eye on the antics. One member was obviously anxious to make a point Derek had good reason to look confident.  He had brought with him a clicking knife, from Edge's shoe factory.  But he had other methods of getting contributions from members and guests. clicking knife
addressing the AGM The formal business of the day was our Annual General Meeting, which is seen here being addressed by our Chairman, Alan Bickley.  With him are our new President, Trevor Genge, and other committee members.  Alan reviewed the year, Derek presented the year's accounts, and Trevor gave an amusing address. Reg Aston, who is discussing some of his display with guests We had a number of displays, as we usually do.  Kath Kiely had a large range of material, which in this photo is just hidden behind Reg Aston, who is discussing some of his display with guests.
Our theme for this meeting was the Bradley Marathon and Reg had, as he always seems able to do, produced a number of photos and other memorabilia of the event. memorabilia of the Bradley Marathon Reg had also produced a map of the course and borrowed several of the medals which were issued to the runners.

We hope to write up everything we have now found out about the Marathon and to put it on this web site.

 a map of the course
  Ron Woodyatt. One of those attending was Ron Woodyatt. who had run in several of the Marathons and it was mostly his medals we had on display.  

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