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Chairman's Christmas Message

Nov 28 2017 News >> Latest News

Friends and fellow members of FODM’s, I should like to wish you warmest greetings for the coming festive season and invite you to our Christmas gathering to be held on Tue 5th Dec in the Turbinia room on the 5th floor from noon until 2pm.

There will be a short quarterly meeting at the start of the gathering before the festivities commence, where I will outline our activities in the past year.
This has been a successful year for our group, we have completed the motorisation of the steam fan in Science Maze, for which we received a grant from the Reece foundation. We have worked with facilities staff on repairs to several exhibits and facilities; in this we have been helped by the new volunteers that have joined the group, long may this continue. Support has also been given to the “Fun of the Fair” gallery; it is surprising how much punishment the old fairground machines take from the general public.
We are now thinking to next year and how we can assist the museum further while attracting more visitors, the committee have some ideas, but I should also like to hear your views for the future. Please come -  prepared to multi-task, eat mince pies and develop ideas with the museum staff!
Season’s Greetings,
Ed Dinning,
Chair of FODM’s

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