B. Meeting the Ninth
Friday 22nd February
Annual Dinner
Eight Bells of the Second Dog Watch
Gardner Room, Emmanuel College


The Guest of Honour was B. Fitzgerald-Moore, Esq., J.P., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Genealogists.

Fifteen other members and guests were present, being:

John MiddleditchPresident(Emmanuel)
C.W. Scott-Giles, Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary(Sidney Sussex)
John BrettSecretary(Selwyn)
Patrick AllsopCommittee Member(Fitzwilliam)
Robert Ball, M.A.Ex-President(Peterhouse)
Dr Gordon WrightSenior Treasurer
Mrs Philippa Wright
Mr Charles Mellor
Mrs Margaret Mellor
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Charles Davidson
Frank Ries
Michael Hand(Peterhouse)

Sherry having been served in the President's rooms from 1930, one transferred oneself to dinner. The menu of this joyous meal was as follows:

Melon Frappé

Macon Villages 1972Saumon Grillé
Cote de Beaune Villages 1969Caneton à la Bigarade
Petits Pois
Choux de Bruxelles
Pommes Duchesse
Charlotte au Framboises

Rich MalmseyDessert

The Secretary propsed the Loyal Toast.
Patrick Allsop (Committee Member) proposed the Toast of Her Majesty's Officers of Arms.
Mr Charles Mellor proposed the Toast of the Guest of Honour. The Guest of Honour replied, and proposed the Toast of the Society.
Magister Robert Ball (ex-President) did not propose the Toast of the Society, but called upon the President to reply to the previous Toast.
The President obeyed, concluding his speech with a poem outstanding in its literary merits.

The feast was finally completed. But

"dumque thymo pascentur apes, dum nore cicadae,
semper honos nomenque tuum laudesque manebunt." [Vergil, Eclogue V v 77/8]

The meeting closed shortly after six bells of the first watch.

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