The Annual General Meeting of HCERA was held on the 15th November. Debbie Smith announced that she would not be seeking re-election as secretary, due to pressure of other activities. Debbie had been an excellent secretary for over five years. Fortunately, she was able to nominate her successor Liz Cox. Liz is also remaining as the Street Rep for Stoneham Lane. During the year, Rob Angell resigned as street rep for Field Close because his work takes him away so often. He is still happy to deliver Newsletters etc. There is a vacancy for Field Close Street Rep.

The Treasurer, Geoffrey Williams, presented the accounts. The meeting decided to leave the annual subscription unchanged at £4 and the Ethelburt Avenue Maintenance contribution unchanged at £30 in 2017. Martin Robinson was appointed honorary auditor. It is expected that a summary of the audited accounts will be included in the Spring Newsletter.

Following the formal business, John Fish gave a most interesting illustrated talk on the Swaythling Remount Depot. Its main function was the reception of horses and their despatch to the front. Eventually it was able to hold 1500 horses.

Horses being despatched in World War I

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