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The AGM of Arran Historical Society was held on Monday January 15 in the Brodick Golf Club premises.
Colin MacKenzie welcomed the 62 members followed by an excellent light lunch served by Trish and her helpers.
The meeting continued with official business. The committee and officials will be joined by two new committee members.
The members received the syllabus for the new year. The committee and officials were thanked for their work during the year and Norma Davidson was singled out for her reporting to the Arran Banner, which will be missed as she is retiring after 10 years.
There followed an excellent film show by Ed O’Donnelly, of Arran holiday life and local life from 1929 to 1960 approximately. The audience saw beach huts, bathing, boats for leisure and transport of people and goods, barytes mining, basking shark fishing and the agricultural show.
This was concluded with a vote of thanks to Trish and her helpers for the lunch and thanks to Ed for his excellent edited film. The meeting concluded around 3.30pm.
The next meeting will be in Brodick Hall at 2pm on Monday February 19 when Penny McWatters will speak about Lord Rossmore (an Irish lord) who married into the Hamilton family in the 18th century. His dowry was the west side of the island.