AGM report March 8th 2017

At the Battle of Stamford Bridge Heritage Society AGM last night March 8th, a new committee to oversee and determine the direction of the society for the foreseeable future was appointed.

As most people will know by now I have stepped down as the current Chairman of the society after serving since its inception, to pursue other projects, both professional and personal. I will however, still be a member and so will continue to play an active part in the events and projects I am interested in.

The new 7 person committee will meet next week to organise itself and arrange the specific areas they want to be involved in, since Toms passing the original Committee had shrank from five permanent members to two, not enough to really run the society as envisaged. I think the new members, who have all played a pivotal part in the society already,  have the expertise and knowledge to see us through the next phase of the development of the society, and I wish them all the best and good luck in that.

It was also agreed by the members present to vote to keep the current annual subscription of £10 per person as a permanent amount, this goes a long way to pay for some of the expenses we need to cover to be safe and legal, especially in attending outdoor events and dealing with the general public. Anyone not present at the AGM can you please arrange to make your new annual subscription at the next meeting. (see below)

Next Meeting & Dates for 2017/18
The following dates are the provisional meeting dates for the society 2017/18 season, at the Cricket Club in Stamford Bridge. However these cannot be finalised until Kirsty can confirm her diary.


April 12th / May 10th / June 14th / July 12th / August 9th / September 13th / October 11th / November 8th / December 13th
January 10th / February 14th / March 14th

Battle Show 2017
Decision is required asap on the next Battle Re-enactment show, as there have already been enquiries from both trade and the public about the place and date. The new committee will make this a priority decision as time is short to begin making arrangements depending upon the size and format.

Society Boat
The society has been offered the opportunity to buy its very own river boat. An inflatable, rigid type,it comes with its own petrol outboard engine, oars and vests. We have agreed to go ahead and buy it and plans are already taking shape about how we can utilise this great piece of kit for use on the river for research and locating the Roman and Saxon crossing points on the Derwent river in Stamford Bridge. Perhaps we can have a naming competition for it!

Coin Competition
The winner of the 950th coin design competition was announced at the AGM. A first production coin was brought by Brian and Maxine, and it looks and feels superb. The overall winner and the class runners up will all receive a copy with a certificate, with the arrangements for a presentation to be made with the school directly. Society members and the general public will also have the opportunity to buy one as a keepsake and commemoration for our efforts in 2016. Cost is £5 per coin which comes in an attractive presentation case, we have already began to take orders, - so get yours in now, this will be a limited production run and when they've gone, they've gone!

From todays date the Contact email for all BOSBHS enquiries is: