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Over the years the Stalham has invited a series of leading speakers in the agricultural industry to address members. Although meetings were suspended from around 1916 to 1919 and again in the Second World War, the club’s long-term success has been helped by the loyalty of succeeding generations of members and officers.

There have only been eight presidents since the club was formed in December 1841 and some 15 secretaries during the same period.

In 2014 – it stands at 10 presidents and 16 secretaries.


Nigel Wright - RIP. One of the longest serving officers of the club, vice-president and former secretary Nigel Wright has died peacefully at home just days before his 84th birthday. He was secretary between 1962 and 1985 and farmed at Church Farm, Stalham. He was the club's vice-president and typically modest, declined on several occasions to be elected president. Our condolences to his family. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 26 at Ingham church, 11am. For a full obituary, see Past club Members on the left. [13/01/22]
January meeting postponed - A delayed start to the 2022 programme. Apologies for the short notice but it seems sensible to postpone the first meeting of the year given the rise in Covid-19 cases across the east of England. We had hoped to welcome 14 members of North Walsham Young Farmers' Club to the meeting at Scottow on Wednesday, January 12. In addition, a good contingent of Stalham members would have got the year off to a cracking start. We hope to meet on Wednesday, February 9. A decision will be taken towards the end of this month about arrangements but hopefully, the meting will be able to take place. The chairman, Chris Borrett, and vice-chairman, Will Sands, have also agreed to this sensible precaution. Further, Holt & District Farmers' Club has also postponed its meeting next Tuesday, January 11. [07/01/22]
A Happy New Year 2022 to all our members. At our first meeting on Wednesday, January 12, we welcome members of North Walsham Young Farmers' Club as guests to super. Please support our chairman, Chris Borrett, at the supper at North Walsham Rugby Club (Scottow) on Wednesday, January 12 - and please let the secretary know as soon as possible if you'd like to join the meal. I need numbers by close of play, Wednesday, January 5, please. Supper costs £10 and will be served about 6.30pm. So, a speedy response would also help our caterers too. Given the challenges facing the pig industry, our menu choice is surely appropriate - roast pork, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by apple and cherry crumble and custard. Our speaker Tom Harrison will be speaking about farming in New Zealand and returning to head the family's long-established potato enterprise at Trimingham. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. All are welcome, so bring a friend or neighbour. On other matters 1 Final and absolute last call for grain samples. If they've been sitting in your office, please bring them or let Chris Borrett know that you'd like to enter. 2 On behalf of the club, a sincere thanks to a good member Sarah Bebb, who left British Sugar on December 31 after more than nine years. She was a greater supporter of the club's sugar beet competitions and especially the two-acre. Good luck with your new career in plant breeding. 3 A warm welcome to new members, Ben Place and Sam Summers. [04/01/22]
The latest club report of the meeting with Cathie Martin on the 8th December 2021 is now in the minutes and reports section on the left [09/12/21]
Join the chairman for supper on Wednesday, December 8th at 6.30pm. The speaker, Prof Cathie Martin, is one of the world's leading scientists researching how plants can help to improve human health and diet. Supper: 6.30pm - a two course meal - costs £10 per head at North Walsham Rugby Club. If you'd like to join the chairman, please let the secretary know by close of play on Wednesday, December 1. The meeting: Starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 8. Email: - michaelbpollitt@btinternet.com or telephone 01603 486997 [30/11/21]

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Thu 20 January 2022