Cornwall’s Golden Anniversary and Annual Awards Presentation

Cornwall Section celebrated their golden anniversary this year, 2015. On 21st August 1965 at the General Wolfe Hotel in St Austell, the inaugural meeting of the section took place.  Below is a copy of the minutes of the first meeting. Some of the members mentioned in these minutes i.e Bob Jones (and his wife Barbara), Angus George, Frank Hawke, Tom Seward and Edward Best, can still be seen around the County. In fact Edward Best rides out with the club occasionally. The awards rides this year started at East Taphouse and Truro meeting venues and ended at Porthpean Golf Club where we enjoyed a buffet, drink, chat and the presentations.

Just some of the bikes and riders who have arrived for lunch at Porthpean Golf Club

Just some of the bikes and riders who have arrived for lunch at Porthpean Golf Club

 

Telling all his secrets to Radio Cornwall!!

Telling all his secrets to Radio Cornwall!!

 

From left to right, Lesley Clayton, Rodney Hann (President Elect) an his wife Carol, Pauline Gifford with Committee Member Peter Old and our first ever female Chairman, Celia Hore enjoying the buffet at Porthpean

From left to right, Lesley Clayton, Rodney Hann (President Elect) and his wife Carol, Pauline Gifford with Committee Member Peter Old and our first ever female Chairman, Celia Hore enjoying the buffet at Porthpean

 

Curling of the 50th Anniversary cake. Celia accompanied by some founder members of the Section.

Cutting the 50th Anniversary cake with Celia are, from left to right, founder members, Edward Best, Angus George, Bob Jones and Tom Seward.

 

A selection of awards to be pressented

The selection of awards to be presented

 

The winner of the pillion award being presented with her trophy by Celia (Chairman of the Section) and Carol Hann (wife of the President elect).

The winner of the pillion award being presented with her trophy by Celia (Chairman of the Section) and Carol Hann (wife of the President elect).

 

We won't ask what these two are up to!!

We won’t ask what these two are up to!!

 

 

Minutes of the first meeting of the Section

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