The Peel Society, the Tamworth based organisation, which honours the memory of Sir Robert Peel (1788 to 1850), has a new chairman, Mr. Robert Critchley FRAgS., as Nigel Morris retired as chairman after three years. Robert Critchley is the third chairman of The Peel Society in its 37 year history.
The Annual General Meeting when the change over took place, was held at Middleton Hall the home of The Peel Museum. A good number of members attended and some important resolutions were passed to enable the Society to progress its ambition to become the second accredited museum in the area after Tamworth Castle.
Nigel was presented with four whiskey tumblers and a bottle of Glenmorangie to fill the glasses. Janice Morris, his wife, was presented with lovely orchid plant. In his final speech as Chairman , Nigel said that the new committee needs to come up with fresh ideas about how to attract more members, how to give them a social scene that keeps the interest in the Society and develop in conjunction with Middleton Hall, an education programme to attract younger persons interest from primary school to university.
Robert Critchley thanked the outgoing Chairman, Nigel Morris, for all he had put into The Peel Society over a number of years and emphasised the scale of the task to catalogue the newly arrived artefacts so that we can move towards museum accreditation as soon as possible. He also highlighted the need to attract younger members into the Society.