After seeing the report of Penrith Divers’ trip to Lanzarote, one of the club’s founder members - Frank James – was prompted to hunt for some early club information he knew was stored somewhere. Coming up with copies of meeting minutes from 1978/79, national council minutes from the same time and some early suggestions for the club logo, Frank then contacted us via our website and arranged to meet up.
He was invited to our next meeting and welcomed by the club. After the regular meeting business was concluded he captivated the present members with information about how Penrith branch was formed in early 1978, following a split between the then Carlisle /Penrith branch and also with tales of “Real Divers”, none of this drysuit stuff for them! At the end of the meeting Frank offered to put together a slide show of early photos of dive trips covered by the club, which was gratefully accepted.
He also visited our training session at the Leisure Centre on Sunday morning to complete the hand over the files to David Bell, our present club secretary, leaving with the thought that he should come back some time to get in the water.
Frank’s slide show will be on the evening of Wednesday 11th Jan 2017 and any club members, past or present, are welcome to come along and have a chat. If you are interested, please contact us through the website www.penrithdivers.co.uk or ring David on 01768483932 to give us an idea of numbers
That’s Frank James slide show for past and present members
Wed 11th Jan 2017 19:30 at Abbot Lodge Ice cream parlour.