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Paul Hunter
Retirement of a long-serving volunteer

Shortly before Christmas SLHA said goodbye to Paul Hunter, who has acted as building manager at Jews' Court for 15 years. 

Also working with Pam Darcy, Book Purchasing Officer, Paul has been responsible for restocking the bookshop.  He will be much missed. 

Paul Hunter, second right, with colleagues at Jews' Court

December 2013

Thora Wagstaffe
Long service recognised

At the annual party for SLHA volunteers on Sunday 1 December Miss Thora Wagstaffe was presented with a gift by the Society Chairman to mark her many years of work as an SLHA volunteer, especially in the bookshop.

Before the Society moved to Jews' Court she organised the Society's bookstalls at outside events.  Since the opening of the shop in 1990 she has served behind the counter every week, where her expert knowledge of the County's history and local books has been invaluable.

As one who set the highest standards as a volunteer, Thora trained most newcomers who came to work in the bookshop.  Her contribution there will be much missed, but we are delighted that she has taken on the role of Society Archivist.

Thora Wagstaffe with Chris Lester, SLHA Chairman

December 2013

Changes at SLHA
Two important new postholders

From the beginning of March we have some new faces within the Society. The Chairman is seen here welcoming Kathy Holland (right), our Society Secretary and Fern Wilder (left), our Volunteer Coordinator to Jews Court.

The Society looks forward very much to working with them.

Stewart Squires with Fern Wilder (left) and Kathy Holland (right)

March 2013

Farewell to Rod Callow
Retirement of SLHA Administrator

A special event was held at Jews' Court on Sunday 24 February to mark Rod Callow's retirement after 12 years as the SLHA Administrator. He was presented with a large cheque which he is devoting to a locally commissioned windsor chair.

Stewart Squires gave a warm tribute to Rod for the high quality of his work and his unstinting commitment of time. Entertainment was provided in the form of a light hearted quiz by Chris Hewis.

Rod & Jan Callow and Stewart Squires

Rod and Jan Callow with Stewart Squires, SLHA Chairman

February 2013