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YCA Spring AGM & Craft Competition

Friday 21 April 2023

The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Join us for a day filled with interest as we enjoy the following schedule:

10.30am Tea and Coffee served

11am Welcome from Chairman and AGM

11.30am Maria Glot talks to us about

The History of Saltaire, Part 2 1876 - 1958

Part two of the Saltaire story covers what happened to Saltaire Mill and village after Sir Titus Salt died and is linked to the fascinating story of Milner Field, the mill owners house that is famous for dispatching all its occupants to an early death, so the title is Saltaire 1876 to 1958, and The Curse of Milner Field. This talk includes the children of Sir Titus, Sir James Roberts, Ernest Gates, AR Hollins, and Pamela Mason, wife of James Mason the film star. Also Salts Mills fortunes during the first and second world war. Maria Glot is a storytelling tornado and historical raconteur extraordinaire.

12.30pm Light Buffet served at your table with tea and coffee available from central point

1.30pm Jeremy Mainwairing-Burton on The Jewellery

of the Queen Mother

Jeremy served the Queen Mother as Equerry while in the Army. Being interested in stones and having a degree in geology he couldn't help but notice the magnificent gems in the jewellery Her Majesty used to wear. Indeed if he admired a certain piece, she would often take it off an

d give it to him to take a closer look. This inspired him to study gemmology and after leaving the army he qualified as a fellow of the Gemmological Association and he spent may years as a jewellery and precious stone dealer in London's Hatton Garden. Although the Queen Mother thought her choice of jewellery 'not very great' she actually had so much it was impossible to describe it all. So, in this entertaining, illustrated talk Jeremy concentrates on pieces which have a story attached and are of gemmological and historic interest.

2.30pm Tea and Coffee available from central point

2.45pm Craft Competition Results with Presentation

3.00pm Close

The cost of the day is an amazing £27 per person and includes cold buffet luncheon and refreshments listed above. Please see booking form for more information about the venue. All tickets must be paid for prior to the event and will be sent to Branch Secretaries in advance. Please send a SAE with your order. No refunds will be given on tickets cancelled after 4 April 2023. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. Times are approximate.

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