The Holt Society
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We are sorry to record the recent deaths of two of our members whose work for the Society we feel deserves especial notice.

Ted Sweet

Ted Sweet served for many years as our Honorary Secretary and is remembered for his speed of delivery of the Society's Newsletter as befitted an enthusiastic Rambler who led ten mile walks well into his eighties. The current "Strolls through Georgian Holt" owes much to Ted who in 1994 produced a revised edition of the original booklet then entitled "Holt Town Walks" written by the Society's first Chair, Marjorie Beevers in 1980.

Ted was a lovely man and a loyal committee member. His common sense, wicked sense of humour and genial personality added greatly to the enjoyment of our meetings.

Vic Shreeve

Many members will recall Dot Shreeve whose exquisite line drawings have illustrated many of our publications. Dot died several years ago and now her devoted husband Vic has joined her. Vic provided the photographs from which Dot made her drawings and his skills complemented hers. They were both made Honorary Members of the Society for their generosity in donating their work for our use.

Two of Dot's watercolours were also donated to help raise funds for the Society and for the Domesday Slate now located in the Methodist Memorial Garden. It was particularly good to welcome Vic to our AGM in 2015 when he proudly presented one of her paintings to the lucky winner of the raffle.