News

 

 

Please see the 'Events' Page for full detail of this years events. 

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Annual General Meeting

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Monday 1st April 2019

Archive Study Day 

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Saturday 20th July 2019

'BB' Society Summer Event

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Fostering Fellowship Events 2019

Chris Coles 01296 712740

 

Fishing on the Eyebrook

Narrow Boat Trip

Butterflies & Badgers Day

LLL (Light Literary Lunch)

 

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The Bill Humphreys Literary Award

 

Thank you to all those mebers who sunmitted entries for the Bill Humphreys Literary Award. We are delighted with the level of response as well as the quality of the entries. The entries have now been passed to the judging panel and the overall winner will be announced at the AGM in March.


Donations made by family and friends attending Bill Humphreys’ Memorial Service in 2015 amounted to £991.64. Bill’s family expressed a wish that this money should be used to perpetuate the memory of both Bill and BB and their contribution to wildlife and conservation.

It was agreed to donate the sum of £200 to the Dorset Wildlife Trust of which Bill was a Vice President, and to use the remainder of £791.64 to institute an arts award open to members of the BB Society.

 

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The BB Archive


The BB Archive is now housed at Lamport Hall in the village where 'BB' was born. Details of access will be available soon. Member Janice Morris is in sole charge as the Society Archivist. Janice has previously worked on the archives of several local history/collectors groups and the catalogue of the H.E.Bates Collection at Rushden Library.

The archive remains the property of the BB Society. Members wishing to donate items to the archive must contact Janice direct.

Please contact the secretary of the 'BB' Society for access or to donate items to the archive.

 

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After a break of a couple of years the BB Society have renewed contact with Rugby School and are delighted to announce the relaunch of the BB Art Bursary at Rugby School.

The emphasis being that the subject of all work submitted is to be 'BB'related.

 

 

 

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BB Creative Arts Award

 

Every year the BB Society holds a Creative Arts Award competition open to Northamptonshire primary schools.

 

The award is so important to the BB Society in its mission to engage youngsters, and to encourage in them a love of nature and to carry on BB’s artistic and conservation legacy.

 

Our thanks to Daphne Rusby who organises the Award on behalf of the Society and enthuses all the teachers and pupils to take part.

 

The subject for this year’s Creative Arts Award is Foxes and is based on BB’s Wild Lone Trail. Good luck to all those taking up paintbrushes and craft materials to get creative with nature.

 

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Schools Art Competition 2018

 

 

-------------------------- Daphne Rusby – Schools Liaison Officer Tel: 01788 822217----------------------------

 

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The BB Archive
The BB Archive is now housed at Lamport Hall in the village where 'BB' was born. Details of access will be available soon. Member Janice Morris is in sole charge as the Society Archivist. Janice has previously worked on the archives of several local history/collectors groups and the catalogue of the H.E.Bates Collection at Rushden Library.

The archive remains the property of the BB Society.  Members wishing to donate items to the archive must contact Janice direct.

Please contact the secretary of the 'BB' Society for access or to donate items to the archive.

 

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The Bill Humphreys Arts Award
Donations made by family and friends attending Bill Humphreys’ Memorial Service in 2015 amounted to £991.64.  Bill’s family then contacted the BB Society and expressed a wish that this money should be used to perpetuate the memory of both Bill and BB and their contribution to wildlife and conservation.

It was agreed to donate the sum of £200 to the Dorset Wildlife Trust of which Bill was a Vice President, and to use the remainder of £791.64 to institute an arts award open to members of the BB Society.

Bryan Holden has been given the task of putting forward design proposals and a competition format for consideration by the Committee and the Membership.

 

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Reprinted MONTY WOODPIG Books and Posters.

 

The BB Society has published reprints of two of 'BB's early books.


Monty Woodpig's Caravan
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Monty Woodpig and His Bubblebuzz Car


These paperback editions are available to members only.


Please see Society Merchandise Page

 

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Illustration by Denys Watkins-Pitchford (BB)