Chairman's Reports


Spring 2018

Time really does fly;  I remember reading 1984, watching 2001 Space Odessey (I think in the late 60’s) and here we are already in 2018.  I’ve recently seen Blade Runner 2049 – by then I will be 104 and probably no longer writing these reports! I have had a lovely visit to see Ben and […]

Winter 2018

I will start by hoping that you have all had a wondrous Christmas and a celebratory New Year, and as I am starting this in November, a happy Bonfire night as well! The longer in the tooth you become, the more memories you accumulate and whilst I admit that my storage has a few gaps, […]

Autumn 2017

This year we have seen moving ceremonies for a series of events, including Passchendaele and Partition in India.  The pity is that we don’t seem to have learnt from such events;  war is still rife, hatred very evident and the forces of evil still survive.  Yet amongst all this strife most of us are compassionate, […]

Summer 2017

Way back in the 70’s when I first became involved in the world of fine food, a small company, Whole Earth was set up by Craig Sams and I have watched with interest as he became a beacon for the development of Whole and Organic foods, forming Green & Black’s somewhat later.  I mention this […]

SPRING 2017

So let us get politics out of the way first;  Brexit in the UK and President Trump in the US are drastic changes and both have their critics – I’ll leave Mr. Trump to our American friends.  On our fair isle the immediate effect is the drop in the value of the pound – good […]

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