Mr Travis took the chair in the absence of Mr Forsyth. Former member John Darrell was a welcome visitor. Mr Boddy proposed we should accept no charge from him, since we are always pleased to see him. The President (acting) had already taken care of this matter. No “Newcastle Brown” tonight – collapse of Jack Blyth. Mr Travis noted that the cost of drinks was about £1.30 for each member (and set to rise further). Mr Delph asked permission to smoke. Mr Travis – “If you must you can”. Mr Phillipson outlined an invitation of the “Dalton History Society” to an “At Home” at Barrow, Furness Abbey etc, — see leaflet. He also drew attention to a new book by A Fadzean. Details next meeting.