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Thorner Historical Society: Scarcroft members of the Historical Society travelled to the Mexborough Arms at Thorner for the 44th AGM. The meeting opened by the chairman David Walmsley. Last years minutes were dealt with. The chainman then reported on the past years work. This included meetings and a guided tour of Bramham Park gardens and house. A full coach made a very pleasant day out to Beamish Open Air Museum. Evening meetings included a very interesting compilation of old Thorner home cine films. A talk was given by the chairman to a group of visitors at Thorner Church. This years outing is to Pickering and a trip to Whitby on the North Yorks Moors Railway. A later talk this year is about the girls that worked at the Barnbow munitions factory in the First World War. The secretary Gwen Brown was unable to attend and her report was read by the chairman. Treasurer, Angus Yates presented the accounts. The year had produced a surplus with various grants passing through for the acquisition of new computer and scanning equipment to deal with storing and managing of the various records and archives. Richard Gibson gave details of the new procedures regarding the handling of records and information. Leeds University are to run some IT courses to help members with the new system .Election of officers, all the officers and committee were re-elected en bloc. The meeting closed and a sandwich supper laid on by the Mexborough was enjoyed by those attending.