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that it had been a priv­i­lege to serve as pres­i­dent and also how much he en­joyed the meet­ings. Ge­of­frey Green said he was look­ing for­ward to the next twelve months but would find Chris a hard act to fol­low. Fol­low­ing the A.G.M. a short an­i­mated film was screened. Our next meet­ing is on Tues­day April 28th at 10 am. Our speaker is David Glover whose topic is ‘Hal­i­fax and the Slave Trade.’ Meet­ings are held at St.Judes Church Hall, Free School Lane, Hal­i­fax. New mem­bers wel­come.

An­ti­quar­ian So­ci­ety

David Cant ad­dressed Hal­i­fax An­ti­quar­ian So­ci­ety on “Ships’ Tim­bers?” Sev­eral an­cient build­ings around the coun­try lay claim to in­cor­po­rat­ing tim­bers from wooden ships. How many of th­ese leg­ends are true? The speaker, an ex­pert on ver­nac­u­lar build­ings, looked at the ev­i­dence. The rounded ‘cruck’ shape of some reused an­cient tim­bers may have caused con­fu­sion as to their ori­gins. ‘The Old White Beare’ at Nor­wood Green is said to in­clude tim­bers from an Ar­mada ship. The claims of ‘The Ship’ at Brig­house and ‘Dirty Dick’s’ at Hal­i­fax, to have tim­ber from naval ships, can be au­then­ti­cated. The speaker was thanked by He­len Bram­ley. The next An­ti­quar­ian lec­ture will be held at Hal­i­fax Cen­tral Li­brary on Tues­day 21st May 7.30 p.m., when Anne Kirker will speak on “Mary Ley­land: More than a Guiding Light.” Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

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