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|2. Annual general meeting
||and talk by Derek Stidder on the Mills of Surrey
|3. Mechanical musical tour
||Stephen Ashcroft visits the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
|4. Lottery Bid and Lease at Ravensbury||Update|
|5. Visit to Cobham Mill||Mary Hart reports on our visit to this restored watermill|
||Two poems by Mark Sheppard - "Wandle", and "Merton Priory'|
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Visitors to the Museum
We were pleased to welcome a party from the Lantern Hall Day Centre in Croydon, making their second visit to the Museum in August.
In September, we were especially pleased to welcome some residents from Little Hayes Nursing Home all in wheel chairs. We were able to put the newly built disabled access ramp to the test and it worked splendidly with no problems. Thanks once again to Volunteer Dave RMell who built it for us.
In November SS Peter & Paul First School made their annual visit to the Museum for two Textile Workshops.
Volunteer helper Stephen Ashcroft has given two presentations recently on behalf of the Museum, to a group of Carers at The Cumberland Day Centre in Mitcham, and to a lunch arranged by the Environment Agent at Merton Abbey Mills.
A group of volunteers led by Ray Leyden participated in the recent annual Wandle Clean Up Day in October.
New student Volunteer Dawn Blake has worked with us during the summer period on a photography project which should be useful for a future Museum Exhibition. She has been photographing Mills and buildings of historical significance along the Wandle.
Margaret Stanners, Volunteer typist, who has worked with us for the past five years is sadly leaving at Christmas. She has worked in the Museum every Wednesday afternoon (and at home on her computer) typing correspondence, minutes of meetings and articles for the Newsletter. Her dedication and skills at deciphering Members handwriting and correcting our spelling, with great tact and patience will be very much missed. We thank her very much for all her efforts and wish her well in the future.
If any Members are able to offer any help with typing, or have access to a home computer, could they please telephone me at the Museum.