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Stalham Farmers' Club - July 10, 1912

Stalham Farmers' Club.
Sixth-seven members of the Stalham Farmers' Club, which has now been in existence 70 years, on the invitation of Mr E G Cubitt, the president held their quarterly meeting at Honing Hall on Tuesday.
The party was received by Mr and Mrs Cubitt on the lawn.
Then 70 acres of fruit growing land was inspected, under the superintendance of Mr Randall Cubitt, who ably explained the methods of culture. A speciality was black currants while apples and pears formed important items.
About three acres are devoted to strawberries, which were in splendid condition. The fruit trees were also heavily laden.
The chief difficulty appeared to be the supply of manure. This was chiefly obtained by keeping pigs, which were purchased in the autumn and sold in the spring.
The quantity of fruit obtained from the trees was 30 tons per acre.
Other details were ably and fully explained by Mr Cubitt. All the land was in a high state of cultivation, the result of skill and carefully applied labour.
A return was then made to the Hall, where a game of bowls was played in the grounds until tea, which was served in a large marquee near the hall. Mr E G Cubitt presided. After tea, bowls were resumed till dark.
Reassembling in the marquee, Mr E G Cubitt took the chair, supported by Messrs R Gurney, J Gaymer, C Birkbeck, H Baring, WCP Cubitt, J C Littlewood, G Cobon, F C Neave; Lt (?) Plumbly, and others,
The toast of "The King" was loyally responded to. Mr J C Littlewood, proposed "The President," which was enthusiastically received with musical honours. In the name of the club, he thanked Mr Cubitt for his hospitality and the enjoyment and instructive afternoon he had provided and especially noticed the unremitting interest their president had taken at all times for the benefit of the club in obtaining the survives of the most eminent agriculturists to read papers of the utmost importance to them as farmers.
Mr Cubitt thanked the members for the expression of their appreciation of his services. It had been to him a source of much pleasure during the 20 years he had been their president of the old established club and also the happy relationship which at all times had existed between himself and the member.
He had acquired much useful knowledge from the able papers, which from time to time, it had been their good fortune to listen too.
In noticing the Insurance Act, he trusted, that as law abiding citizens they would do their best to carry out the provisions.
Mr John Gaymer moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Randall Cubitt for showing them around and also ably explaining the methods adopted. This brought  a memorable meeting to a successful close, the only regrettable incident being the absence of the Rev M C H Bird, owing to severe illness.