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Historic Buildings Section

Annual General Meeting 2008

The AGM of the Historic Buildings Section was held on 19 March. This was a time of celebrations. The Section has now been in operation for a quarter of a century and one of the founding members, John Crook, gave the evening lecture, while our current chairman, Bill Fergie has now completed ten years in the post. Another of our founding members, Edward Roberts will be giving the OGS Crawford Lecture at the main AGM on the vital role of dendrochronology in helping us understand our past: the Section can offer both continuity and continuing intellectual development.

The AGM showed the Section in continued good health, with an interesting, and often over-subscribed set of visits and talks, and sound finances. An indication of the range of visits during its existence is given in the latest Newsletter.

The committee was re-elected en bloc but we are always looking for new members to contribute to our work. Please see or contact members of the committee or talk about it on one of the visits and find out what is involved. Edward Roberts, the editor of the Section Newsletter also appealed for more copy for the Newsletter; he would welcome contributions via email.

John Crook gave us an interesting talk about the problems and issues in revising Pevsner's Buildings of North Hampshire; keeping up with new buildings, our changing understanding of existing buildings and our changing perceptions of what a 'Pevsner' should do. We all look forward to its appearance; one of three volumes to replace the existing single volume (Isle of Wight has already been published).
Any questions about the Historic Buildings Section?
Then email Bill Fergie
Chairman, Historic Buildings Section