The Salisbury Branch is still in being although numbers are falling off mainly due to age and members falling off their perch.
At the AGM on 01 February John Venus stood down as Chairman after many years of service, so, a big thank you to him for all he has done for us.
Bill Sherman has now been appointed our Branch Chairman (so welcome aboard Bill) with Brian Burton remaining as Treasurer and I am still Branch Secretary. We have no other Committee members.
In April we had to cancel our quiz night due to indisposition of several of our members, we hope that 2019 will bring us better luck.
We had our Annual Plough -Mans Supper towards the end of July with around 75 members and guests attending. The Shrewton Silver Band were again in attendance and many thanks to all our helpers who made the evening go with a swing.
We had a sad occasion at the end of August with the loss of Ken Burgess to cancer. Ken was one of the long serving members of the Branch and we will miss him and his sense of humour. Ken did his National Service with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was very proud of his cap badge. He was one of the best and will be sorely missed. He had a good send off with many friends and family attending his funeral at the Salisbury Crematorium, and afterwards, at the Cycling Club. Our thoughts. Our thoughts are with Barbara and the family. (RIP Ken we all love you).
Our final event of the year was our Branch Dinner/Dance which was held at the Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club on Saturday 10 November.