The President welcomed the new Treasurer Harry Gascoigne who has replace Max Higgs
who has been forced to retire due to ill health. The President thanked Max for his loyal
service and hard work on behalf of the Club.
A minutes silence was held in memory of Dan Nicholls, a long term member of the Club who
passed away in January.
A new member, Clive Rotherham was welcomed to the Club. Clive has a long history of
army and civic life.
Graham Hannen announced that the first day trip of 2018 would be in April to the Museum of
This month’s speaker was Tony Bostock whose topic was Cheshire Pubs and Pub Signs.
The first part of the talk dealt with the origin of pubs and pub signs going back centuries and
their respective historical association with events of the time. He then went on to identify
many of Cheshire’s most famous pubs and their history.