HRM celebrated it’s fiftieth birthday with an evening of fine dining at Meltham Golf Club, where it is fair to say that we were presented with excellent food by the very efficient and friendly staff. I think everybody there was suitably impressed with the quality and portions. Members and their guests were greeted by the Chairman, Rodger Schofield and MC for the night Graham Beckwith.
Following the food, there was time for some amusement before the official presentations as Graham read out the popular monologue ‘Albert and the Lion’, which brought back happy seaside memories for some, and was a totally new experience for others.
Chairman Rodger Schofield then gave a short talk on the history of HRM, the club having originated with an inaugural meeting at the Albert Hotel in Huddersfield, on the 7th of September 1967.
The presentations were to follow: Life membership was bestowed by the HRM Board on Mr David Moorhouse, and on one of the original founding members Mr David Booth, who also received a 50th anniversary plaque. The tables were turned on Rodger, our Chairman, as following some subterfuge by Board Members, he also was presented with Life Membership and a 50th anniversary plaque by Treasurer Andrew Wilkinson.
The table centre pieces were raffled amongst the ladies in attendance, as a thank you for all the help we get at shows and events, and of course for putting up with our railway modelling time. It was good to see how we all scrubbed up for a night out.
A big thank you to Andrew Wilkinson for all his hard work in organising a great night out for all HRM members and their guests.