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2018 AGM


(Registered Charity No. 249790)


Notice of the 62nd AGM


to be held on Saturday 30th June 2018 at

Prenteg Community Hall, beginning at 11am.




Evening meal

We will begin the weekend on the Friday evening, when we hope to meet up and go for a meal in a local pub, possibly the Ship Inn on Lombard Street, Porthmadog. If you can let Steve know in advance, then he can book tables. This will give us plenty of time to meet up and chat before the meeting on Saturday. Several of us will be staying in the Travelodge in Porthmadog too, and as we are staying locally, we will all arrive refreshed rather than having driven for several hours!



We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to attend on Saturday. We will be starting the AGM (our official part of the weekend) at 11 a.m., and not in the afternoon as we have done before; the business part of the meeting should be over by about 12 p.m., leaving us time to catch up and socialise before lunch.



The Advisory Council of the Observatory will be having a workshop session between the AGM and lunch. Any interested parties will be welcome to attend as observers.


Stay and have lunch!!

Lunch will be available (for a small charge) from about 1.30 p.m. and you will all be very welcome; we will need to have an idea of numbers in advance for catering, so please email Alicia beforehand to let her know if you will be attending – see below.  



After lunch, there will be an illustrated talk by one of our new Trustees, Mark Simmonds OBE about ‘Sea Mammals of Bardsey and further afield’, and one by Steve Stansfield our Warden and Director of Operations about his first 20 years on Bardsey!


Cream Tea

There will then be further opportunity to chat over a cream tea. Again, please you could let Alicia know if you will be attending for the cream tea in advance – the scones are delicious!



We then hope to have a wander down to the nearby Osprey Nesting site at Pont Croesor.


Evening meal

On Saturday evening, several members of the Trustee Board and the Advisory Council along with our Warden, Steve, will be heading off for an evening meal in the locality. Why not join us?  Again, please let Steve know so he can arrange numbers and book a table.


If anyone is staying over on Saturday night, which a number of our members often do, then there is opportunity for you to either make plans yourselves to meet up together on Sunday, or to go and do a bit of local birding, walking or sightseeing before heading off home.


We hope that this will make for an inclusive, enjoyable and worthwhile weekend for everyone and encourage many of you to join us who may not have done so before or for some time.


Please book your meals:


If you are interested in booking an evening meal on either the Friday or Saturday evenings, please let Steve know by 15th June - – Please put “MEMBERS WEEKEND” in the title of your email so it does not get lost in the plethora of emails being sent to me each day.


Please email Alicia beforehand to book your lunch and/or cream tea, and to let her know about any special dietary requirements -


*Directions to Prenteg Community Hall.

Prenteg Village lies shortly beyond Tremadog on the A498 to Beddgelert. FromTremadog direction the village hall ‘Canolfan’ is on the left of the A498 and on the right if travelling from Beddgelert.