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HORTECULTURAL SOCIETY.

■«> : : The adjourned meeting of those interested in the formation of a Horticultural Society, was held at Quill’s Hotel last night. There was a good.muster present: ' Mr. H. O. Jacobson was voted to the chair. The report of the Canvassing Committee appointed at the previous meeting, showed that an unusually large amount of support might reasonably be > expected, as time had only allowed a very small portion of the Borough to be canvassed ; yet forty-three names had been subscribed. It was resolved—‘ ‘ That the Society be at once formed,'and that its name should be ‘ The Ashburton Horticultural Society.’ ” It was also resolved to ask B. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R., to become President, and Dr. Trevor, Messrs. W. G. Walker, John Grigg, and Alfred Saunders, to become Vice-Presi-dents. Mr. S. E. Poyntz was elected Secretary, and Mr. F. Shury, Treasurer. The following gentlemen were elected as a Working Committee, viz :—Messrs. H. C. Jacobson, J, Simmons, G. Smith. J. J Sealey, T. Sealey, D. Goutts, J. G, ,W Anstee, W. H. Collins, W. T. Davison, A' H. W. Charlton, J. R. Chapman, with the Secretary and Treasurer, by virtue of, their office. A sub-Oommittee' of the fob lowing was appointed to draft rules—to be submitted to a general meeting to be held on February sth, via. ; —Messrs. Jacobson, Anstee, Collins, Chapman, and Sealey Bros. It was resolved— <£ That at the next meeting the question of holding the first show during the month of March, be considered. The annual subscription for member’s ticket was fixed at 10s, Od,.

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HORTECULTURAL SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 55, 31 January 1880

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