MEMBERS marked the 30th anniversary of Beeding and Bramber Local History Society with the cutting of a cake.
Sheila Wright, the last remaining founder member, was presented with a flowering plant, having served as a committee member and sometime secretary for most of that time.
She also accepted the committee’s invitation to become the new president.
The annual meeting was held Wednesday and no change was made to the officers and committee.
In his report, chairman Gordon Holloway said the society had been formed 30 years ago and founder member Sheila had loyally served the society during that time.
He said the society had been without a president for two years, since the death of Keith Nethercoate-Bryant. The committee had invited Sheila to become the new president, he added, and members were pleased to hear she had accepted.
Sheila was presented with a flowering plant by society secretary Pat Nightingale.
In the interval, Sheila was the first to cut the anniversary cake, which was handed out to members before a talk by Diccon Hart, entitled Recent Excavations in Chichester.