Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society Limited





Kenn Banks

JoAsh Proctor

Steve Donahue

Aileen Smith

Don Mitchell

Bob Conrich



            Graham Crabtree


1. Commencement: The meeting began at 4:35 pm. 


2. Agenda: The following Agenda was adopted:



1.         Adoption of Agenda

2.         Adoption of the Minutes of 2 December 2008

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Correspondence

5.         New Business

6.         Any Other Business

7.         Adjournment


3. Adoption of Minutes of 2 December 2008

The Board Minutes of 4 November 2008 were unanimously adopted. 

4. Matters Arising

The following matters arising were dealt with, and the person responsible for follow up action indicated:

(a).  Old Cotton Gin Factory – Aileen reported that the Cotton Gin on Hubert Hughes' part of the building had been taken apart and delivered to Colville Petty's museum.  There was still one related machine on Scott Hauser's part of the building.  It was agreed that there was little more that we could do.


(b).  Canon Canning's Slides – Don reported that he had circulated a draft letter to Governor Godden for President Ken to make any necessary changes, sign it, and post it.


(c).  Christmas Fair – Aileen reported that the Anguilla National Trust had been scheduled to take a table which was to be shared with the Society, but that when she had gone to the Fair with the stuff for sale, there was no one there from the Trust, and nothing had sold.


(d).  Archives Building – No further progress was reported.


(e).  AMR moneyKenn reported that he had not yet heard from Carl Harrigan, PS Finance, on the status of the funds. 


(f).  Awards – After discussion, it was agreed that the award should be named the “Lydia Gumbs Memorial Award”, and should be presented to Rendezvous Bay Hotel.


(g). Original Medallions - Bob reported that Dr John Crock had made a complaint to the FBI about the medallion offered for sale on eBay.  It was agreed that the President should make a formal report to the Deputy Governor (whose office has some responsibility for antiques under the Antiquities Act) and to the police (who are entitled to a report of crime committed in Anguilla).






























5.  Correspondence - None


6.  New Business -

(i).  Antiquities Act:  Don agreed to circulate members of the Board with a copy of the Act.

(ii).  AGM:  It was tentatively agreed to hold the next AGM on the 24 of March.

(iii).  Website:  Steve reported that the website was live at  He reminded members that he needed documents and links to put up on the site.












7.  Any Other Business - None


8. Date of next meeting and adjournment

(a) Next Board Meeting to be on Tuesday 3 February at 4:15 pm at the same place. 

(b) The meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm





Submitted: Don Mitchell CBE QC