The A.G.M.

The AGM of the NHBS is open to all members and is the first date in our calendar, it is held in the Leather Museum in Walsall (below) in early March, usually on the first Saturday. The doors open at and it is not long before there are enough members to do a bit of bartering, dealing and swapping. The Walsall Leather Museum is the spiritual home of the NHBS, the inaugural meeting was held there in 1975 and the AGM has been held at the venue ever since. It has its own café, which after a very nice lunch, the meeting takes place at around 2.30pm and finishes at around 4.30pm many people having long journey's home .   


The picture below is Ali Garbett the daughter of our founder member Terry Keegan, presenting a special brass to NHBS Chairman George Willett in 2013 to commemorate the life of her father Terry who passed away in 2012.  The brass depicts all of the Society's he founded over many years and is a fitting memorial to a great man. 


Below, a complete collection of NHBS membership and special brasses to date (2013) owned by Jim Speed.  The collection includes Ron Baldwins personal brasses dating from 1975 to 2004 and was purchased to keep them intact.  Ron was Terry Keegan's business partner who looked after the design work and was the B in KB brasses.  They are now proudly shown at NHBS meetings and shows such as the Great Dorset Steam Fair.