President Mike Skivvington writes:

In early February it was my duty to meet and greet the Mayor and other dignitaries for our centenary day, also attended by Tobias Ellwood MP, and Chris Packham. We also welcomed representatives of organisations who have helped us financially, museum advisers and academics from the University.


Chris Packham our patron made two really significant contributions to the day by both talking to the “Young Explorers” group and talking to adult members after the cake-cutting ceremony. We are very grateful for Ian Julian arranging Chris’ visit.

Although the presence of our distinguished guests gave a certain gravitas to the day it was the hard work of the organisers, Grenham Ireland, Kathleen White and Jill Abbot, the exhibitors from the various sections and not least those who put on the magnificent finger buffet that helped to make the day a success. Thank you all very much indeed.