Southampton and District Branch
50th Anniversary Convention

On 7th March 2004, Southampton and District Branch celebrated its 50 years of existence by staging a Convention and Mini-mart. Ernst Specks and Graham Charles gave talks, and several plant nurseries were in attendence.

Over a hundred people attended, and it proved to be a very successful day. There was an excellent selection of plants on sale, and following the opening address by Society President Gordon Rowley, we were entertained with talks by Ernst and Graham on succulents in Ethiopia, the genus Gymnocalycium and the cacti of Argentina.

Society President Gordon Rowley giving the opening address

Graham Charles talking about Gymnocalyciums

Branch Chairman Peter Down watching Gordon cut the 50th Anniversary birthday cake!

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