There's always a concern about the AGM, it must reflect what the Friends have been doing over the last year, including the financial situation from April to April which is slightly confusing since everything else is about what we've been doing since the last AGM.
We had 36 people at last year's event, and this year more were expected to attend because the membership has increased and Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker had said he would unveil the plans for the new museum and art gallery during his speech. Given the restrictions on the gallery at the museum, we took the unprecedented step of hiring the Dance Studio at Swindon Dance in the Town Hall building in Regent Circus. It was perfect and seated the 61 people who attended very comfortably.
I didn't photograph everyone because it seemed a bit intrusive, but here's Ray Ward
The very successful AGM was followed by the amazing Paul Murdin, photos to follow on the next blog soon.