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   Ad Hoc Group recommends
   150th season celebrations

In connection with the       Being mindful of the last      Also discussed at length was
proposals for celebrations   time such a significant event  the matter of the design of a
of the Club’s 150th          in the Club’s history was      suitable logo to be used, with
anniversary in 2019 an       observed, back in 1969, the    different designs being needed
ad hoc group has been        Centenary Year, the group      for such diverse purposes as
formed in order to make      looked at the precedents of    club clothing and kit, trophies,
proposals to the Executive   club history and considered    and the website. Peter Rogers
Committee on how the         what would be fitting events   and other club members with
club may wish to celebrate   to mark this landmark. Since   graphic design skills would be
the 150th anniversary.       the Centenary celebrations     consulted on this.
The group considered such    extended for a whole year      Being aware of the
matters that covered a full  from April 1969 to March       importance of club history
range of activities which    1970 it was proposed that      in organising a program of
could form the structure of  the 150th season should        anniversary celebrations,
a season lasting one year    run from the AGM in            the group recognised both
and through its spokesman,   March 2019 through to the      the existence of an extensive
Past President Chris         following year’s AGM. Such a   published club history,
Haines presented             period would coincidentally    originally produced by D.K.
its proposals to the         include the quadrenniel club   Saunders and A.J. Weeks-
Executive Committee          photograph which would be      Pearson in 1969 for the club
at its November 2015         due in 2020.                   centenary, its subsequent
meeting.                                                    update to 1989 by Tony
                                                            Weeks-Pearson and Peter

                                                                             Baigent, and
                                                                              the as yet
                                                                              need for
                                                                             a further
                                                                            update to take
                                                                            it up to the
                                                                           150th season.
                                                                          Such an update
                                                                          could be called
                                                                         ‘Changing Times
                                                                         – The History
                                                                        of Blackheath &
                                                                       Bromley Harriers
                                                                       AC from 1989
                                                                      to 2019’. Such an
                                                                     undertaking would
                                                                     of course require a
                                                                    new generation of
                                                                    appropriate researchers
                                                                   and authors with the
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