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Notes from Branch Meeting – 24th March 2013

Some news from todays meeting:

Waverley will be sailing on the Bristol Channel from 3rd June to 23rd June inclusive.

Waverley timetable for the Bristol Channel should be on-line in the next few days - the paper timetable should be out in the next two weeks.

Ways of utilising Balmoral in a static role (for 2013) are being pursued - with the assistance of our contacts in Bristol City Council.

There will be a small fund raising appeal (to raise £3500) to prepare the ship for the static role.  About £2.5K needed to finish the ships sewage holding tank system. About £500 needed to set up a 'heritage display' with the assistance of Andrew Gladwell.   The appeal got off to a good start - a member at the meeting immediately wrote a cheque for £500 - well done that person!!  Full details of the appeal and the scope of the work required  will be sent to members in the next week or so.

It is likely that there will be a larger fund raising appeal later in the year, to raise the funds necessary to get Balmoral ready for the 2014 season.

Peter Havard


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