2015 HIHS Meetings

Links To 2015 Meetings Posted Below
JanuaryWild Life of a Working Forest
by Mike Read
FebuaryHants/IOW Air Ambulance
by Michael Bonaphon
MarchRHS Wisley Through The Seasons
by Richard Thornton
AprilPlants For Free
by Rosie Yeomans
SeptemberBlind Veterans UK
by Brian Alexander
OctoberGarden Foliage and Design
by Victoria Ennion
Annual General Meeting

Outline of January 2015 Talk:
The New Forest
Wildlife and Business in the Forest

New Forest
The first talk of our 2015 season on Wednesday 28th January,
was by Mike Read, a Wildlife, Landscape Photographer
and Writer, with an Extensive On Line Picture Library.

The hall was packed to standing room only for
Mike's fully digital illustrated lecture
taking us through the seasons showing the wildlife,
scenery and 'business' in this, Britain's smallest National Park,
in his usual light but informative style.

The overheads were stunning in beauty and photographic skills
ensuring everyone present were captivated and entertained
with Mike rewarded at the close
with a well deserved enthusiastic round of applause.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Outline of February 2015 Talk:
The Hants and IOW Air Ambulance

The second talk of our 2015 season on Wednesday 25th February,
was by Michael Bonaphon on behalf of the service.

The Helicopter is based at Thruxton Airfield Andover
and charity Head Office is at 4 King’s Park Road, Southampton.

The Air Ambulance crew provides a response to:
road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses,
and many other incidents.

The Helicopter can be called out many times per day,
providing emergency response often on life saving missions.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Visit their website

Outline of March 2015 Talk:

RHS Wisley
At our meeting on 25th March 2015
Richard Thornton gave a presentation of
RHS Wisley Through The Year.

With overhead support, Richard took us through
the ever changing seasons in the gardens.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Outline of April 2015 Talk:

At our meeting on 22nd April 2015
Rosie Yeomans gave her presentation 'Plants For Free'.

Rosie took us through the many ways to
propagate plants at next to no cost.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Outline of September 2015 Talk:

St. Dunstan's
Our meeting on Wednesday 23rd September was
presentaed by Brian Alexander on behalf of Blind Veterans UK,
a charity previously known as St. Dunstan's.

Blind Veterans UK was established in 1915,
as large numbers of soldiers returned blinded
from the battlefields of the First World War.

Today they remain committed to giving blind
and vision impaired former Service men and women,
the support they need to discover life after sight loss.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Blind Veterans UK letter of thanks for card sales.

Outline of October 2015 Talk:

Our meeting on Wednesday 28th October,
the very informative 'Garden Foliage and Design'
was presented by Victoria Ennion.

Victoria is a garden designer, expert gardener and lecturer,
who has been running her own gardening business,
Crowsfoot Gardens since 1998.

For all year interest a garden needs structure and foliage.
With careful choice and juxtarposition of elements,
the impact can be taken to exceptionally pleasing levels.

Victoria gave guidance on the selection including
form, shape, contrast and colour harmony.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

The 2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM was held on Wednesday 25th November.
Link to: Report of AGM in pdf format.

A copy of the minutes are held at the HIHS Trading Centre.

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