IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OFFICERS
The BTS regrets that, for private and family reasons, Tim Silcocks has expressed a wish to resign as Bulletin Editor and Membership Secretary, following publication of the September 2012 issue of the Atlantic Daily Bulletin.
Tim has been an outstanding editor, and has consolidated the Atlantic Daily Bulletin’s position as a leading Titanic publication. Tim also completely updated, re-organised and computerised the membership records. We thank Tim for his hard work and editorial skills, and wish him well for the future.
The society also regrets to announce that Nigel Wright has resigned, reluctantly, as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer due to health reasons.
Nigel has done a lot of work for the Society, much of it behind the scenes. The expanded website is largely his creation. He led the team that gave us a memorable centenary convention earlier this year. We thank Nigel for his contributions to the Society and wish him improving health in the future.
Both Tim and Nigel have expressed their continuing support for the BTS, and have kindly offered to help out, as required, in the future.
Members will appreciate that these developments have necessitated some speedy action by the Society.
The Society is pleased to announce that Rudi Newman has agreed to become the new Honorary Secretary.
Rudi was born in 1986 in Watford, Hertfordshire. After studying for B.A. and M.A. degrees in history with the University of Hertfordshire, he is now researching a Ph.D. thesis on the socio-economic impacts of the coming of the railways. With a long-standing passion for history, particularly concerning transportation, he has assisted with several museum and university projects and has presented numerous lectures and articles on historical transportation themes.
A collector of Titanic memorabilia, Rudi has been fascinated by her story from a young age, and has been a member of the British Titanic Society since 1998. For the centenary, he acted as an advisor for the BBC and the National Archives, providing research, interviews and lectures.
The society is also pleased to announce that John Creamer has agreed to become Membership Secretaryand continue the good work started by Tim.
Like many people within our society, John was first bitten by the ‘Titanic bug’ at an early age after watching the film adaptation of Walter Lord’s book, A Night to Remember.
John lives in Wapping, East London, where he has run a badminton club for the past 23 years – coincidentally in the sports centre that previously served as a repair yard for Harland & Wolff. John has been involved with Southampton’s SeaCity Museum, where he helped the council to achieve a successful grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. He has continued to take an active part in the museum’s formation from the start.
The position of Bulletin Editor will be filled by David Hill, resuming his old job temporarily, at least until Convention 2013 or when a permanent editor is appointed. David will also take on, again temporarily, the position of Honorary Treasurer.
The new line-up of officers will therefore be as follows:
Honorary President: Bob Pryor
Honorary Secretary: Rudi Newman
Membership Secretary: John Creamer
Youth Officer: Karen Jarman
Honorary Treasurer: David Hill
Bulletin Editor: David Hill