The other week we had 'Treemendous York' give a talk for the Guild. Treemendous York consists of a number of experts and enthusiastic individuals representing the community and working together to plant trees throughout the City. Below is more information about the groups activities within the community.
Our dear friend Tony Neal passed away at York Hospital. His funeral will be held on Friday 24th February, with the service held at All Saints Church, at 10am.
Tony was an active member and friend to the Guild for many years. He served as Master of the Guild in 1995 and since then has been involved in various ways in assisting at Guild events and activities, particularly as our photographer.
Tony will also be sadly missed by the Civic Party as he actively supported them throughout their busy year, recording every aspect of their duties in civic life.
After the success of the first Rammed Earth Talk at York College, Andrew Jarman from Native Architects, was invited back to give the talk to the students.
One of Sally's main goals as Master this year, is to involve more young people in the activities of the Guild, and her series of talks at York College are turning out to be a great link to the younger generation. Andrew gave another great talk and once again we'd like to thank the people at York College for inviting us back once again.
Next up in the York College series of talks is Native's James Newton, who will be giving a talk on straw bale construction, in April.
Below are some photographs of Andrew and the students.
Yesterday, the Guild saw off the month of January with a Winter Social held in Bedern Hall. It was a fun night, which saw us raise over £80 for the Josephs Trust charity. As for the entertainment, the soup was grand, the cake rich, the movie intriguing and the raffle a hit.
Our master Sally was also able to award York College student, Michael Basset, who was unable to attend the Guild Dinner previously and was therefore unable to collect his medal.
A massive thank you to everyone who was involved in organising the event and to everyone who attended, helping to raise the money we did.
Photographs are in the Gallery 2017.