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Address changes and additions

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+A. Kennet, 92 West Broadway, Henlease, Bristol.

7123 D.A. Byers, 301 Cressex Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.

+704 D. Metcalf, 5 Caryer Close, Orton, Longueville, Peterborough, Northants.

436 J. Hill, 14c High Street, Lower Cam, Nr. Dursley, Gols.

619 K. Barnes, Officers Mess, 17 TRC regt. R.A., Woolwich, London.

Just-a-Sec.

Photographs of the Belfry, taken the day after the fire, are available to members at £1 a set of 11. These were taken by Dave Turner and the profits from the sale of these sets will be added to the Hut Fund.  The various pictures show views both inside and outside the building and the extent of the damage is clearly shown.  The boxed ‘Bertie’ on the door, which was extensively damaged, is also subject of one of the photographs.  Members wishing to purchase a set shout contact Dave Turner, 12 Westbourne Place, Clifton, Bristol 8 as soon as possible.  Separate prints available at 2/- each.

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If events work out as the Committee hope, then the new Belfry can be built by Christmas but details elsewhere.  We shall need a considerable amount of furniture and internal fittings.  If you have anything at all which will be of use please let Alan Thomas know fairly soon.  As most people will know by now that Alan has bought a cottage in Priddy and he has kindly offered to store any items of furniture in his large shed there. If you are not able to bring the material to Mendip then it might be possible for someone to come and collect it. The more important items that are required takes the form of tables; dining chairs; wardrobes; crockery, eating irons, and bathroom fittings that would be suitable for the showers.

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The conversion of the changing rooms into a temporary Belfry is almost complete and members will be able to move in within the next few weeks.  The accommodation holds nine people, cooking facilities; electric lighting is now on thanks to Doug Parfitt who came up during the week after the Dinner and rewired the building, the roof has been waterproofed by John Riley and his team of helpers and in addition Jock with his Scots determination has demolished the wooden Belfry ready for Fred Owen to move in when the lights switch to green.  Walt Foxwell has been asked to have his new track in operation by 20th October and the cattle grid at the entrance to the Belfry car park will be laid.

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DON’T FORGET THE HUT FUND – WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE ACHIEVE OUR TOTAL OF £7000.  THE ANNUAL DINNER MADE A MAGNIFICENT START. DON’T LET IT END THERE….