The 2010 Meeting.

The popularity of this, our first meeting of the year, speaks for itself, (see below) but this year has to be one of the best attended ever. Once again, all the old favourites were there with Mark Robert's collection taking centre stage, Allan Brewer and Alan Field in the wings and even one or two collections that we had not seen before.

The Church Stretton Meet
Right; a shot of the hall taken from the balcony of the Sylvester Horne Institute. A great turnout this year with no fewer than nine committee members present. The displays were especially good, and with plenty also on sale here today, most go away with something for their collections.

Members often travel from far and wide to attend this meeting, with several from Devon and Cornwall and Sussex, though the furthest travelled again this year was Jeff Crocker from Australia.

Below; Alec Hopkinson of Chesterfield, with his collection which makes a very fine display indeed.

Alex Hopkinson

Below, Geoff Geden, who came up from near Ipsden, (our October fixture) bringing part of this collection dedicated to the memory of Andrew Macdonald a founder member of the society . This collection contained many fine examples of dated, early brasses, and other desirable types.

The Church Stretton Meet

Once again, the day, so eagerly anticipated goes by so quickly and as we set off for home we look forward to next years meet with just as much anticipation, and until then, we still have Ipsden to look forward to.