Access to The Hut (the Distribution Store) which offers most gardening requirements at reasonable cost. Advice is also on handA program of talks on gardening and related subjectsCoach outings to gardens of horticultural and historic interestAdditionally, there are opportunities to meet with fellow enthusiasts and admire local gardens at our Garden Natter Morningsand occasional Open GardensPlant Sales are held at talks and annually at The Distribution Store (The Hut) Quarterly Newsletter to keep members informed
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I was pleased to report on a successful year for the society at our AGM in February. Talks, garden visits, open garden mornings and plant sales were all well supported and appreciated. After a small decline in recent years, the Distribution Hut was busier and made a small surplus. The Show went well thanks to the hard work done by the Show committee and other volunteers. We also fitted in an exhibition at the Emsworth Museum charting the history of the Show. This involved searching the paper archives from 1922 and stimulated the starting of a digital archive organised by Chris Shaw. Suzanne Holroyd was made a Life Member in recognition of her past services to the EHS as Show Secretary and Archivist and currently Stock Manager at the Hut. AGM reports can be found on the website (see below).Looking forward to 2019, we are planning another exhibition to celebrate our centenary. The management committee is planning other events as well. If you’d like to join us we have space for new members to be co-opted. We need help with publicity for example. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org more information.Lyn Davies (Chair)
EHS ArchivesChris Shaw has taken over the digital archiving of the EHS along with a detailed record of the paper archives made by Suzanne Holroyd. As might be expected over the 100 years the Society has been in existence, this material is extensive but there are gaps. Any contributions will be welcome. In particular it would be helpful if members could search their files, both paper and computer, for material between the late 1990s to the present. This is probably because most people who wrote minutes or designed posters and flyers will have started using a computer during the last 20 years. Chris is willing to scan and digitise a small number of significantpaper records but cannot store paper and the Emsworth Museum has very limited space.Please search for EHS records. These may be in manila folders, on your current hard disc, backup storage including flash drives, memory sticks, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM or even floppy discs. Let Chris know what you have, and he will arrange to transfer it. (01243 377459)Chris Shaw