Friday 23 September 2016

Meeting in October - Topics for Discussion

We usually hold a General meeting in October. We have the offer of a room in Barnsley Town Hall (thanks to Barnsley Archives) on a Tuesday morning from 11am to 12 noon.  

This meeting has now been confirmed for 25th of October in Room 10 of Barnsley Town Hall at 11am for one hour. All welcome.  Reports from local Barnsley groups researching their memorials and men would be welcomed.

Last year we were visited by Councillor Joe Hayward who spoke about Barnsley Council's Somme100 commemoration plans. Can anyone suggest a speaker or visitor for this year?

We now have several topics for discussion at the proposed meeting in October:

Coloured clip art headed AGENDA with 4 bullet points and lines
Should the BWMP join the Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, as a group? This would entitle us to attend events at Experience Barnsley and network with Councillors and Heritage organisations.

How are we going to produce and fund our Roll of Honour? Loose leaf folder or try for some funding for a proper book or books?

Could we work with similar groups in other towns, eg Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Wakefield and so on? Would we be interested in getting involved in such a project with large scale Lottery funding if one was set up?

We were offered free training by Civic Voice in surveying the condition of our war memorials and submitting reports to the War Memorials Trust.
Shall we take up this offer?

Keep the suggestions coming!