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SCCPS News - November 2017


 

In Memoriam Brenda Theodora MacKechnie - Jarvis

We are sorry to report the death of Brenda Mackechnie-Jarvis, who died on August 20, 2017.

Together with her husband Charles they were founder members as well as committee members of the SCCPS. Both had a keen interest in the Close and lived at Number 9 for some years having previously lived in Laverstock where they brought up their family. They later moved from the Close to Bedwin Street and enjoyed the extensive and beautiful garden, which they both created and helped to maintain. After Charles died Brenda moved yet again to a smaller house in South Street, in which she was very happy.

 

During her time as member of the SCCPS Committee, she gave well considered opinions about the changes to traffic management proposed by the then Dean. She readily took on the administrative responsibilities of the Committe. Brenda was the most practical of people and always optimistic.

Her determination to maintain her fitness, particularly of walking, despite the pain and discomfort she experienced in doing so, reflected her positive view of life. She made countless cakes for many good causes as well as the SCCPS and was always ready to help and support those in need. She elected to join a small group of elderly people who were offered the chance of studying GSE Latin which she greatly enjoyed and continued to attend and contribute to the classes until very shortly before her death.

 

 

 

 

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In Memoriam Ronald C H Briggs

The Society has been sad to learn of the death of Ronald Briggs on 28 December 2016. He was a founding member of its committee and played a very active role in promoting its early campaigns. Ronald served for a period as the Societ's Chairman. Long after his retirement from this role he continued as an active contributor.

 

Obituary:

http://tampareview.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/in-memoriam-r-c-h-briggs.html

 

 

 

 

At the October (2016) meeting of Trustees:

  • It was agreed to submit a response to Wiltshire Council concerning the Dean & Chapter's Revised Master Plan.
    Click this link to view the current draft response. (view...)
    Members are invited to contribute their comments to the SCCPS Trustees prior to submission.

    The revised master plan summary can be viewed via this link (view...)

    Alternatively you may wish to respond to Wiltshire Council yourself:
    (http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/
    planningpolicy/salisburycathedralconsultation.htm)

  • This year's Annual Lecture at The Bishops Palace on Thursday October 20th is sold out. Due to the strong interest negotiations are in train to run a repeat in early Spring.

last update 14/10/16

 
Mrs MacKechnie - Jarvis
Mrs MacKechnie - Jarvis
September 2016

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