70 YEARS A 'PAID UP' MEMBER OF B.B.K.A.
On the18th of January 1947 at the request of our then Hon Sec Mr A.B.Parsons we were accepted as an (unpaid up) member of the national British Bee Keeping Association. On the 24th we were notified of our new status and requested to send our first 'Capitation' fee. We must conclude that a cheques was soon in the post and we became a fully affiliated member association.To be nationally recognised as an association in our own right we just had to join the B.B.KA. and we still are paying our annual captation fee 70 years later - although there is a huge rise in the cost!
We had actually been the C&DBKA for a couple of years prior to 1947, having become establshed in1945 after splitting away from Derbyshire Bee Keeping Association.
SO IT'S HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO CHESTERFIELD & DISTRCT BEE KEEPING ASSOCIATION !!