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Financial Worries January 1960

A meeting was held in the Conservative Hall in Wootton High Street [now known as Bumbles] on Tuesday 12th to discuss the financial position of the organisation. Lt.-Col Brannon M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P, [branch secretary] said the time had come where the local association must seriously consider its future in relation to the occupation of the building. The income against expenditure was causing problems, and the hall was “a pain in the neck”. He went on to say that the building belonged to the island association but the Wootton association was reasonable for the administration. He continued by saying that Wootton was well served with the following halls for hire, Women’s Institute, Lakeside Inn, Red Cross, Methodist Church, Mission Hall plus various sports clubs and public houses. A motion was put to the meeting and passed unanimously “That the island association be asked to relieve the local association of all responsibility for the running of the hall”.

The branch treasurer then gave his report, stating the association had funds amounting to £37.00 and debits of around £22.00 leaving a balance of around £15.00. Col. Brannon reported that the coffee parties hosted by his wife had been very successful and two more would be held, it was also agreed that there would be an annual party at Tenth House.

The following appointments were made Lt.-Col Brodie chairman, Lt.-Col. Brannon secretary and Mr. Mansell was reappointed treasurer. The meeting closed with a film show entitled “Colin Wills report on electricity” presented by Southern Electricity.

Source: Isle of Wight County Press, January 1960

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