Thank You Eryl Chitty

The Gateacre Society wishes to express its gratitude to Eryl Chitty for her long and active  service as a member of our committee as she steps down this year.  From 2001 to 2015 she served as Society treasurer. During this time she took on the daunting task of applying successfully to the Lottery Heritage Fund for a grant of £5,600.  This funded a display panel showing the key heritage sites in the Gateacre Conservation area and very important technical equipment for the running of the Society.  The panel, situated in the heart of the heritage area on the green in front of the Black Bull, stands as a major contribution to the work of the Society in highlighting Gateacre’s heritage, and is an achievement of which Eryl herself is justly proud.

            In 2016 Eryl took on the role of Communications Secretary, which involved reading and sifting through the welter of emails from other groups concerned with heritage and environmental issues and reporting back to the Committee on those relevant to the Society. This helped us keep abreast of new developments and events and gave an opportunity to attend events run by those groups for support, information and raising the profile of our own society and its work.

            In recent years, Eryl contributed hugely to the successful running of the Society’s A.G.M.s. She made the refreshments and for several years she provided the entertainment in the form of a quiz. The answers were to be found in that year’s talks and kept the members on their toes. As well as a useful relearning exercise, members found the quizzes hugely enjoyable.

            The Committee will greatly miss Eryl’s valuable contribution throughout many years to the work of our Society.

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