Newsletters

Newsletter History.

Reproduced below are copies of all the newsletters that the branch holds in the archive. As can be seen we have quite a number of them. They have been scanned and converted to PDF by Chris Leather. This has been an ongoing project for over 10 years. Chris has also labouriously converted every single newsletter into word documents and produced three volumes in nice clear text.

 

 

 

The Newsletter books are ready. We hope to have the books ready for sale for the September Meeting. Please contact Chris if interested. The books cost £38 for a set of three (including p&p).

 

Whilst some may consider the newsletters to be ephemeral and not worth reading Chris likes to think they are actually quite valuable in terms of our branch history. They give us a glimpse into our branch past, for most of us now “before our time” and offer an opportunity to hear voices from the past. Staggeringly the total word count comes in at over 300,000 words – yes that is right THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND words! That is an amazing amount of content from the various authors and editors who were all creating the newsletters in their spare time. In reading the newsletters we see that many things have changed, but also many topics were as relevant then as they are now.

The earliest newsletters we know about were edited by Mr. and Mrs. Harper in 1964. There is a report in the Journal Newsletter (March 1965) saying that Mr. and Mrs. Harper had seen the newsletter through it’s first year. This was all we knew about them until three issues turned in 2015 from the collection of Austin Fitzjohn, Secretary to the branch in the 1960’s. The editors were Colin and Carole Harper and the newsletters are two foolscap pages stapeled together at the top. Issue 1 has a detailed account of the early history of the branch.

Also in the archive are seven issues of Mancunian Cactivities. The paper copies in the archive have also come from the collection of Austin Fitzjohn. The editor in this case was Les Nyman, but it appears that the first issue is Vol 1, #1 with no mention of the newsletters from 1964. All issues run into a double figure page count, and have articles about potting mixes, watering regimes and recent shows and nursery visits. There is an article by Colin Partington and one by Harold Gaulton. Gordon Rowley and Brendan Burke had previously kindly lent copies of the first six issues, so that they could be scanned for our website. Whether there are any more issues from late 1967 onwards we do not know.

No information is known about any newsletters from the 1970’s. Can you help, please?

Moving into the 1980’s there were five newsletters issued, edited by Les Pearcy. Les has kindly donated copies for our website. These issues are A5 in size and contain 12 or 16 pages. For a long time I had a reference to Peter and Judith Schofield being editors of the newsletter in 1988, 1989 and 1990. A set of 16 newsletters from January 1988 through to June 1989 came to light when sorting through the collection of books belonging to the late Geraldine Dyson. There may still be newsletters from July 1989 through to 1990 and would welcome copies if anyone has them.

Once we reach the late 1990’s the editor became Peter Bint. This newsletter was A4 in size. We hold 18 newsletters in total, from two sides of A4, upto bumper issues with ten pages. We have copies from July 1997 to December 1999.

Into the 2000’s and the editor was Ivor Crook. The newsletter was named Gaultonia after our much missed President Harold Gaulton. This again was an A4 sized document usually with several pages. Ivor also produced the bumper 60th Anniversary issue that contains a very detailed report of the branch history written by Peter Bint and several member profiles. John and Sylvia Jones edited the newsletter between 2009 and 2011 with most issues being in full colour. From 2012 onwards the newsletters have been edited by Peter Bint once again, latterly with help from Chris Leather, and are A5 in size.

Please feel free to download and read the newsletters. If you would like PDF copies of all of them please save time and ask Chris as he would be more than willing to send them in bulk. Please also see Chris if you would like copies of the books mentioned above. They are sold at cost price + p&p and are a wonderful addition to any cactus & succulent library.

We have a small number of Sheffield newsletters that can be viewed here: Sheffield Newsletters

There is also a booklet produced by the Bolton and District Cactus Society. Several of the Manchester members also attended Bolton meetings and contributed to the booklet. Twenty-One

 

Newsletters

1964 – Kindly donated by Geoff Fitzjohn.

EDITORS – COLIN AND CAROLE HARPER

[1964.01] NCSS Manchester Newsletter January 1964

[1964.02] NCSS Manchester Newsletter June 1964

[1964.03] NCSS Manchester Newsletter September 1964

 

1965-7’s – Kindly donated by Gordon Rowley, Pete Arthurs, Brendan Burke and Geoff Fitzjohn.

EDITOR – LES NYMAN

[1965.01] NCSS Manchester Newsletter October 1965

[1966.01] NCSS Manchester Newsletter January 1966

[1966.02] NCSS Manchester Newsletter April 1966

[1966.03] NCSS Manchester Newsletter July 1966

[1966.04] NCSS Manchester Newsletter November 1966

[1967.01] NCSS Manchester Newsletter January 1967

[1967.02] NCSS Manchester Newsletter May 1967

 

1980’s – Kindly donated by Les Pearcy.

EDITOR – LES PEARCY

[1984.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 1984

[1984.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 1984

[1984.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 1984

[1985.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 1985

[1987.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 1987

 

1980’s – Dedicated to the memory of David and Geraldine Dyson.

EDITOR – PETER SCHOFIELD

[1988.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January 1988

[1988.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 1988

[1988.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter March 1988

[1988.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April 1988

[1988.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter May 1988

[1988.06] BCSS Manchester Newsletter June 1988

[1988.07] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 1988

[1988.08] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August 1988

[1988.09] BCSS Manchester Newsletter September 1988

[1988.10] BCSS Manchester Newsletter October 1988

[1988.11] BCSS Manchester Newsletter November 1988

[1988.12] BCSS Manchester Newsletter December 1988

[1989.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January-February 1989

[1989.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter March 1989

[1989.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April 1989

[1989.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter June 1989

 

1990’s

EDITOR – PETER BINT

[1997.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 1997

[1997.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August 1997

[1997.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter September 1997

[1997.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter November 1997

[1997.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter December 1997

[1998.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 1998

[1998.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter March 1998

[1998.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April 1998

[1998.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter May/June 1998

[1998.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 1998

[1998.06] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August/September 1998

[1998.07] BCSS Manchester Newsletter October/November 1998

[1999.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January 1999

[1999.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 1999

[1999.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter March 1999

[1999.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April/June 1999

[1999.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 1999

[1999.06] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August 1999

[1999.07] BCSS Manchester Newsletter September/October 1999

[1999.08] BCSS Manchester Newsletter December 1999

 

2000’s

EDITOR – IVOR CROOK

[2000.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January 2000

[2000.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 2000

[2000.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter March 2000

[2000.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April 2000

[2000.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter May 2000

[2000.06] BCSS Manchester Newsletter June 2000

[2000.07] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 2000

[2000.08] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August 2000

[2000.09] BCSS Manchester Newsletter December 2000

[2001.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January 2001

[2001.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 2001

[2001.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2001 (Gaultonia)

[2001.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2001

[2001.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2001 [Vol 1. #3]

[2001.06] BCSS Manchester Newsletter August 2001

[2002.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter February 2002 [Vol 2. #1]

[2002.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter April 2002 [Vol 2. #2]

[2002.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter May/June 2002 [Vol 2. #3] {labelled as April}

[2002.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter July 2002 [Vol 2. #4]

[2003.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter January 2003

[2005.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2005

[2005.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2005

[2005.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2005

[2005.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2005

[2006.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2006

[2006.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2006

[2006.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2006

[2006.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2006

[2007.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2007

[2008.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2008

[2008.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2008

 

EDITORS – JOHN & SYLVIA JONES

[2009.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2009

[2009.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2009

[2009.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2009

[2009.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2009

 

2010’s

[2010.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2010

[2010.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2010

[2010.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2010

[2011.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011

 

EDITORS – PETER BINT & CHRISTOPHER LEATHER

[2012.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2012 (issued January)

[2012.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2012 (issued August)

[2012.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2012

[2013.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2013 (issued April)

[2013.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2013 (issued June)

[2013.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2013 (issued July)

[2013.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2013 (issued August)

[2013.05] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2013 (issued November)

[2014.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2014 (issued January)

[2014.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2014 (issued April)

[2014.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2014 (issued August)

[2014.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2014 (issued November)

[2015.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2015 (issued February)

[2015.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2015 (issued April)

[2015.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2015 (issued September)

[2015.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2015 (issued November)

[2016.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2016 (issued January)

[2016.02] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Spring 2016 (issued June)

[2016.03] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Summer 2016 (issued September)

[2016.04] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Autumn 2016 (issued December)

[2017.01] BCSS Manchester Newsletter Winter 2017 (issued February)

[2017.02]BCSSManchesterNewsletterSpringSummer2017[1-8].pdf (issued August)

[2017.03]BCSSManchesterNewsletterAutumn2017[1-8].pdf (issued September)

[2018.01]BCSSManchesterNewsletterWinter2018[1-8].pdf (issued January)

[2018.02]BCSSManchesterNewsletterSpring2018[1-8].pdf (issued April)