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CLPGS : AGM Weekend in Malvern 5 to 7 October 2018
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Author:  Wagnerian [ Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  CLPGS : AGM Weekend in Malvern 5 to 7 October 2018

It is that time of year again when CLPGS members and friends gather in the Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3ET for our 2018 Annual General Meeting weekend.

As in previous years, the proceedings open on the Friday evening at 18:00 with a welcome address by the Chairman of the Board, Richard Scott and the President of the Society, Christopher Proudfoot followed by a wine reception.

The formal events commence the next day

Saturday 6th October

10:00 Dr Simon Heighes - Ghosts in the Machine. An overview of private cylinder recordings

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 John Banks - Adventures of a Westray Record Collector

12:30 Break Followed by lunch

14:15 Howard Hope - The Life and Times of Colonel Gouraud

15:15 Tea/Coffee Break

15:45 Bernie Brown - Gaumont Symphony

17:00 Break

19:30 Gala Dinner

21:30(approx) Anne Brown - 25 Years a Groupie

Sunday 7th October

09:30 Annual General Meeting followed by an open forum to ask questions of the Board - Admission to the AGM is free to all paid-up members

10:30 Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 Grand Auction

13:15 Lunch

15:00 Live concert by The Jeanne Marlow Swing Trio

16:20 Break

19:30 Dinner

The hotel is, unfortunately, fully booked for accommodation but we still have room for day visitors at a cost of £25.00 for Saturday (including all refreshments and lunch) and £10.00 for Sunday (including refreshments but not lunch). Bookings for Day Visitors can be made through Dave Roberts e-mail at

Great Malvern is a tourist destination so there is a large range of accommodation, pubs and restaurants in the town to suit all tastes and pockets.

This is a great weekend to meet up with old friends and I hope to see many of you there.

All the best

Tim W-W

Author:  Wagnerian [ Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CLPGS : AGM Weekend in Malvern 5 to 7 October 2018

Another great weekend in Malvern with a record attendance has come and gone. Most of the attendees I have spoken to are of the view that this was the best AGM Weekend yet both in terms of the quality of the presentations, which were uniformaly excellent and the hospitality in the Hotel.

Full reports will be in the Winter 2018 issue of our magazine "For the Record" but appended below are a few photographs from the event.

File comment: Keith Harrison accepting the ARSC Award from the CLPGS President, Chrisopher Proudfoot for "Vocalion Records" Reference Series booklet on behalf of all the contributers.
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File comment: The Saturday night "Gala Dinner"
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File comment: Presenter Simon Heighes who opened the proceedings on Saturday with his look at home/private recordings on cylinders "Ghosts in the Machine"
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File comment: John Banks describing the joys of being a record collector in Westray, a very small island off the north coast of Scotland
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File comment: Howard Hope exploring the life and times of Edison's agent in Britain and Europe, Colonel Gouraud.
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File comment: Bernie Brown closed Saturday's formal presentations with "Gaumont Symphony" a look at cinema organs and organists in the UK
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File comment: Bernie's better half, Ann, our after dinner speaker with Brian Oakley, the organiser of the weekend
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File comment: Some of the lots in Sunday's auction
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All in all, another great weekend.

All the best

Tim W-W

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