Society’s golden year

Lorna Granlund, president and founder member of Alnwick and District Natural History Society, cuts the celebration cake.
Lorna Granlund, president and founder member of Alnwick and District Natural History Society, cuts the celebration cake.

Alnwick and District Natural History Society, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, held its AGM and social evening in the Costello Centre, Alnwick, when the guest of honour was Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive Mike Pratt.

He gave a review of the Trust’s work in the county, outlined the plans for Hauxley Reserve and proposed a toast to the future success of the society.

The group began from a meeting at Alnwick Training College between Lorna Granlund and Frank Drake in 1964 and since then has organised a programme of talks and walks.

It was also responsible for the publication, A Flora of Alnwick District, in the 1970s.

Lorna, now the president, is pictured cutting the celebration cake.