Speakers at AGM’s
At the start of every AGM about an hour is allotted to a guest speaker. We have been very fortunate to have had the following talk to us:
1996 Ashley Cooper – Local Farmer, Author and Historian.
1997 Celia Richardson – Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Project Officer for ECC.
1998 Peter Minter- MD Bulmer Brick and Tile Company.
1999 Ronnie Blythe – Local Author, Poet, Walker and Countryside lover.
2000 Lesley Ford -Development Officer for The River Stour Trust.
2001 Clive Paine – Local Historian.
2002 George Courtauld – Retired Queen’s Messenger, Author, Raconteur, Farmer.
2003 Major Iain Grahame – Wildlife conservationist, Librarian.
2004 Hugh Belsey – World Authority on Thomas Gainsborough.
2005 Peter Sanders – Chairman Stop Stansted Expansion.
2006 Ashley Cooper – Local Farmer, Author and Historian.
2007 Ronnie Blythe – Local Author, Poet, Walker and Countryside lover.
2008 Patrick Phillips – Barrister and Owner of Kentwell Hall.
2009 Charlie Haylock – Raconteur and Author.
2010 Lord Phillips of Sudbury – Peer of the Realm.
2011 Professor Julian Pretty – Vice Chancellor Essex University. Writer.
2012 Tony Moore – Local Vicar, Historian.
2013 Peter Burton – Stour Valley Project
2014 Michael Kuhn – Oscar Winning Film Producer
2015 Mark Bills – Curator of Gainsborough House
2016 Jenny Hind – Director Castle House, Munnings Museum, Dedham.
2017 Mark Mitchels – Historian and retired schoolmaster.
2018 Andrew Clarke – Local Historian, Borley Rectory Expert.