Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting
Monday 4th September 2017

See the arrangements and agenda below:

6.30pm in The Victorian Kitchen

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Minutes from Meeting on 5th September 2016
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Chairman’s Report 2016/17 (to be tabled)
  5. Treasurer’s Report (to be tabled)
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Election of Committee
  8. Resolutions
  9. Progress report on the West Front project
  10. Date of next AGM

Prior to the AGM, David (Vice Chairman) gave a brief talk on Newstead Abbey’s Victorian Kitchen. He spoke about the history of the kitchen from its origin as part of the Newstead Priory, through its Gothic additions at the hands of the Wicked Lord Byron, and finally to its re-building by Colonel Wildman’s architect as a replica of the Glastonbury Abbey kitchen. He also described the changes from an open fire burning half a ton of coal a day to the present Victorian ranges installed by the Webb family. The talk concluded with a look at some of the kitchen appliances including a particularly large marble pestle used for pounding herbs and spices on a grand scale.

From 5.30pm – 6.30pm afternoon tea and scones were provided in the Victorian Kitchen for all NAP Members and guests.

The tea and talk was free to all NAP members and £5 to all non-members.

While the AGM is open to the general public, only paid up NAP members may vote on any item.

Victorian Kitchen

Victorian Kitchen

Vice Chairman, David Newport, in the Victorian Kitchen


Chairman, Dr Patrick Candler


Afternoon tea


Exhibition of Poetry by NAP Member

Clive Brookes aged 75 of Mansfield, a NAP member, has an exhibition of poetry at Hucknall Library until Monday 21 August.

His interest in poetry started when he was in his thirties and the poet Byron was one of his favourite writers.

His poems cover many subject areas from love to war, including St George, the Diamond Jubilee, philosophy, boxing, and the North Sea oil fields, where Clived worked about 50 years ago.

He has had four volumes of poetry published.

The poems in the exhibition have been illustrated by Andrew Stewart Jamieson, a former Queen’s Scribe and Illuminator, and are written on parchment.

His latest work is a response to the terror attck at the Ariane Grande concert in Manchester in May.

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