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Society News - Updated 23rd May 2016

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23rd May 2016:    AGM announced for Saturday 11th June 2016
Yes folks, the actual AGM will be held this year at our new venue, "The Greencoat Boy",  2, Greencoat Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1PJ, just around the corner from Grafton's. Nearest tube St.James Park. Starting at noon. For some of our old time members, you may remember this address as being the home of the original London Group, where both Spike & Harry would happily stop by and join in with a pint or two. Our special guest on this occasion will be Peter Watson-Wood, film maker, writer and painter.

January 2016:   Happy New Year to One and All
An agm-type meeting was held in October and it was decided that things should stay as they are on the subscriptions front, so no increases for 2016. A suggestion was made to try and recruit new members to the Society by way of offering free shows on cassette to any new member and also free e-newsletters to any prospective members thinking of joining us. The writer and comedian Brad Ashton was guest of Honour and a great time was had by all.

June 2015:  Members meeting in London announced.
Saturday 20th June 2015 from 12 noon. At "The Old King's Head" public house, King's Yard, off Borough High Street, London. Nearest tube and rail London Bridge. We will be reading a Script or two so if you have the book "Goon Show Scripts Vol 1" then bring it along and join in the chaos (er that should be 'fun'… Ed).

April 2015: Our founder, Michael Coveney is currently in hospital suffering from an attack of the lurgi, we send him all our love and best wishes.

1st January 2015:   Happy New Year Folks!

And don't forget that it's subs time again. Ok. See the subs page for details of our new PayPal payment account and how to access it.

20th Oct 2014:     Sad death of our Treasurer

It doesn't seem all that long ago that I first met our new treasurer, Nigel Bush, and now he's gone. Nigel had been ill on and off for quite a few years . He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him, both in the Society and in his home town of Exeter, Devon, tending his beloved gardens.

Other Society News:  was to have been added throughout the Year since December '13 but due to illness things have gotten a bit astray.

January 1st 2014:    Happy New Year to One & All.

30th Dec 2013:  New subs announced
Yes folks, the new subscriptions will begin on 1st January 2014. They will be from that day forward £12.50 for UK members and £15 for Overseas members. This is mainly to cover the very hefty increases in postal charges foisted upon us by Royal Mail. BUT there is some good news… If you would like to receive an electronic newsletter via email then for both UK and Overseas the cost per year is just £8 per year.
Er Eccles, how much saving is that? 
ECCLES:  "er, um, dum de dum. I resign! You can't talk to a government minister like that, I've got friends"

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