“Methinks it was a happy life …
To see the minutes how they run.”
Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part III
Happy the club historian who has minutes to work with. Down to 1979 our minutes are in the custody of the Andersson Collection; the Club has copies of some of the earliest. The fine leather-bound book before me as I write contains such minutes as have been taken and survive from 1979 to the present. There are many gaps. The minutes of meetings between February 1982 and May 1984 were kept in a red “Collins” book which has disappeared without trace. No minutes can be found after December, 1994 until January 1999 and none can be found for the year 2008. There are many lesser gaps. It is essential that minutes be taken and put into proper written form and then preserved in a proper minute book.