The main event on Saturday evening was the Gala Dinner but before that there was a short talk by Eric Verge who was evacuated to Lampeter in 1939 and was there introduced to beekeeping. He soon joined up and during the next 37 years as a naval officer wasn’t able to participate actively. He became Secretary to the WBKA in 1976, CONBA Chairman from 1983 – 1986 and the first UK delegate to the EEC Honey Working Party at Brussels from 85 – 85. He initiated and ran the first WBKA Convention at Builth and was also the WBKA President for 3 years in the 90s. He’s getting on a bit now but is still a good speaker.
Then came the dinner. It was very good but I’ve forgotten what was on the menu. I was sharing a table with, among others, Wally and Jenny Shaw. There was some speechifying, including a comedian.
It was an enjoyable evening.