Electrical Engineering Department

Informal Staff Meetings

Email: mel@kitsoncollege.co.uk

Tel: Melvin Ashton  07740  282  567 (Mobile)

Pictures of colleagues please ?


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Our next meeting is obviously postponed as a result of the Coronavirus !

PLEASE Keep Yourselves safe until we meet again.
Very Best Regards to ALL

I / We are hoping to Attend

Apologies - I / We will be unable to attend

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Michael Abbott

R.I.P. Michael
Who set up these meetings many years ago;

Condolences to:
Wife, Hilary, and their four daughters

Michael's Obituary

Golden Acre Park  (new window)

Hoping for an update from Hilary or family.
 


Previous Meeting Information

10:30 am, Thursday 16th January, 2020
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes and Janet Emmerson, Mel Ashton and Mel's Yorkshire Terrier 'Ernie'
Apologies received from: Jaafar Musa


10:30 am, Thursday 7th November, 2019
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes and Janet Emmerson
Apologies received from: Ian Riley, Jaafar Musa


10:30 am, Thursday 6th June, 2019 at
Roundhay Park Mansion Garden Room Cafe
3 present: Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes. 
Apologies received from: Paul Conway, Jaafr Musa, and Janet EmmersonC


10:30 am, Thursday 4th April, 2019
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes and Janet Emmerson
Apologies received from: Jaafar Musa


10:30 am, Thursday 14th February, 2019
at
   Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Jaafar Musa, Sylvia Sykes and Janet Emmerson
Apologies received from: Stan Hewitt


A meeting WAS to be held on:
Thursday 17th January, 2019 but .....
..... due to
Stuart Martin's Funeral ?

As far as I am aware, no one attended this meeting .....


10:30 am, Thursday 22nd November, 2018
at
   Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Stuart Martin, Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Jaafar Musa, Ian Riley.
Apologies for absence received from:
Sylvia, Janet and Paul Conway (recently retired)


10:30 am, Thursday 18th October, 2018
at
Golden Acre Park - 10 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines), Mel Ashton,
Don Craven, Jaafar Musa, Suckdave Singh, Martin Tetley,
and three others (names later)
Apology received from Stuart Martin.

Group Pictures
Awaiting others from group (with names and brief details)


10:30 am, Thursday 26th July, 2018
at
 Golden Acre Park - 6 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines), Mel Ashton, Don Craven,

Stuart Martin, Jaafar Musa 
(picture of group)


10:30 am, Thursday 24th May, 2018
at
   Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Don Craven, Mel Ashton, Jaafar Musa

Apologies received from Stuart Martin, Sylvia & Janet.


10:30 am, Thursday 12th April, 2018
at
   Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Don Craven, Mel Ashton, Stuart Martin

Apologies from Sylvia, Janet and Jaaffar.


10:30 am, Thursday 15th March, 2018
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Don Craven, Mel Ashton, Stuart Martin, Jaafar Musa

Apologies from Sylvia & Janet.


 

10:30 am, Thursday 18th January, 2018
at
  Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Don Craven, Mel Ashton, Stuart Martin

Apologies from Sylvia & Janet.


10:30 am, Thursday 28th September, 2017
at
   Golden Acre Park

Looks like nobody attended ?
Apologies were received from Paul Conway,
Sylvia and Janet and Melvin Ashton


10:30 am, Thursday 24th August, 2017
at
   Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines), 
Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Mel Ashton,

Apologies from Paul Conway


10:30 am, Thursday 27th July, 2017
at
Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines),
Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Mel Ashton,

The 'Stanley Ferry' Venue is really a restaurant:
It may not be as good as Golden Acre Park for our requirements.
Apologies but I now suggest staying with Golden Acre Park.

Possible Alternative Venue (1 off 11:00 am) WAS ...
The Stanley Ferry Pub and Restaurant  (new window)

Ferry Lane, Stanley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire,
WF3 4LT,  about 1 mile from junction 30 of M62
Meet in conservatory restaurant  ....
Possibly table for 10 :
A large round table which I can book if sufficient interest is shown.

Old stuff -just for possible interest ?

Narrowboat Charter  (new window)
Melvin Ashton's Boat Business;
With links to pictures and boats.

Batley Variety Club  (new window)
As discussed at meeting on 25/05/17


10:30 am, Thursday 25th May, 2017
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Mel Ashton,  Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Paul Conway

Apologies received from Sylvia & Janet.


10:30 am, Thursday 27th April, 2017
at
 Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines),
Mel Ashton,  Michael Abbott, Don Craven.

Apologies received from Stuart Martin.


10:30 am, Thursday 16th March, 2017
at
   Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines),
Mel Ashton,  Don Craven, Ian Riley

Apologies received from Paul Conway and Hilary Abbott .....
(Michael was in St. James's Hospital to investigate pain from a weeping drain fitted during a previous operation - also investigating fluid retention - he returned home on Friday afternoon - 17th March - and hopes to see us at the next meeting).


10:30 am, Thursday 12th January, 2017
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Don Craven, Stuart Martin

Apologies received from Sylvia, Janet & Stuart Martin


10:30 am, Thursday 1st December, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Don Craven

Apologies received from Sylvia, Janet & Stuart Martin


Oops ........

Michael has been in hospital, Melvin's wife June has had a very bad fall from her mobility scooter in Bridlington

10:30 am, Thursday 29th September, 2016 at    Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Michael Abbott, Stuart Martin,  Don Craven


10:30 am, Thursday 28th July, 2016 at    Golden Acre Park - 2 present:

Mel Ashton,  Don Craven

Apologies received from Sylvia & Janet ....
Unfortunately Michael Abbott was sat at home unaware of the meeting !
Apologies Michael, Don or I could have given you a telephone reminder from Golden Acre Park.


10:30 am, Thursday 23rd June, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven

Apologies received from Sylvia, Janet & Paul Conway


10:30 am, Thursday 26th May, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven

Apologies received from Sylvia & Janet


10:30 am, Thursday 21st April, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 2 present:

Michael Abbott  &  Don Craven


10:30 am, Thursday 17th March, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott,  Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)


10:30 am, Thursday 11th February, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park - 6 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven,
Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)


10:30 am, Thursday 7th January, 2016
at
   Golden Acre Park  - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Stuart Martin, Mel Ashton

Apologies received from Sylvia & Janet


10:30 am, Thursday 19th November, 2015
at
   Golden Acre Park  - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Don Craven,
Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)


10:30 am, Thursday 22nd October, 2015
 at
   Golden Acre Park  - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Stuart Martin, Mel Ashton

Apologies received from:
Paul Conway, Ian Riley, Sylvia & Janet


10:30 am, Thursday 10th September, 2015
at
   Golden Acre Park  - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Stuart Martin, Mel Ashton

Apology received from Paul Conway


10:30 am, Thursday 30th July, 2015 at    Golden Acre Park  - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Stuart Martin, Paul Conway, Mel Ashton (late !)
Mel set off at 09:30 but got lost  on ring road - arrived at G.A.P. at 11:30!!

Apologies received from Sylvia & Janet


Oops - It seems that I have missed yet another meeting - on Thursday 25th June !


10:30 am, Thursday 4th June, 2015 at    Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)

Apologies from Mel Ashton, (overslept), 2/10 see him !)


10:30 am, Thursday 23rd April, 2015 at    Golden Acre Park  - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Don Craven, Stuart Martin, Alan Woodhead

I had to leave early as I attend a boating friends, and Wakefield pub landlord's, funeral at 12:00
Nigel Hardcastle (new window - slow) was only 40 years of age when he died recently !
'The Pianoman' Movie (new window - slow to download)


10:30 am, Thursday 19th March, 2015 at    Golden Acre Park

Mike Abbott was in hospital with heart attack, (February, 2015), for 11 days!
Mel Ashton's wife has badly broken humorous (close to shoulder joint), Dec., 2014


10:30 am, Thursday 22nd January, 2015 at    Golden Acre Park

Meeting cancelled due to snow !


10:30 am, Thursday 20th November, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park - 3 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Don Craven


10:30 am, Thursday 16th October, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park - 6 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes, Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)

Mel has recently visited the Police Carr Gate Complex and is considering arranging a tour of the Complex in 2015 - Helicopter, Horses, Dogs?, Arms ?? and more......
Contact Mel 


10:30 am, Thursday 24th July, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park  - 2 present:

Don Craven & Stuart Martin

Oops - Apologies  Mel missed this meeting


10:30 am, Thursday 29th May, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park  - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Mel Ashton,  and Stuart Martin


10:30 am, Thursday 1st May, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park  - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Don Craven, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin and ..........
It was great that Ian Riley, (Frank Riley's son), managed to attend !!


10:30 am, Thursday 20th March, 2014 at Cookridge Hall Golf Club  - 3 present:

Don Craven, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin

Golden Acre Park closed for ONE DAY (20th) - for National Grid work


10:30 am, Thursday 20th February, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin, 
Sylvia Sykes (nee ?), Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)


10:30 am, Thursday 23rd January, 2014 at    Golden Acre Park - 7 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Paul Conway,
Sylvia Sykes (nee ?), Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)

Best wishes to ALL for 2014


10:30 am, Thursday 19th December, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park  - 2 present:

Michael Abbott & Stuart Martin


10:30 am, Thursday 14th November, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 4 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven


10:30 am, Thursday 3rd October, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Bernard Dightam

I.O.U.  .........  Mel owes Michael a Latte coffee (forgot his wallet & purse !)


10:30 am, Thursday 29th August, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 2 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton


10:30 am, Thursday 25th July, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 7 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Sylvia Sykes (nee ?),
Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines), Paul Brow


10:30 am, Thursday 27th June, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not attend this meeting - Mel


10:30 am, Thursday 16th May, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 5 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Bernard Dightam


10:30 am, Thursday 18th April, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 10 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Bernard Dightam,
Paul Conway, Sylvia Sykes (nee ?),  Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines), Paul Brow  &
Fred Senior


10:30 am, Thursday 14th March, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 6 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Bernard Dightam,
Paul Conway


10:30 am, Thursday 14th February, 2013 at    Golden Acre Park - 9 present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven, Gordon Leadbeater,
Bernard Dightam, Sylvia Sykes (nee ?),  Janet Emmerson, (nee Haines)  &
Alan Woodhead

Welcome back Bernard - we're pleased that your doing better

Great to see Sylvia & Janet - we hope that they continue to attend !


10:30 am, Thursday 2nd August, 2012 at    Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not attend this meeting - Mel


10:30 am, Thursday 28th June, 2012   Golden Acre Park  -  5 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin,  Don Craven & Gordon Leadbeater

Bernard Dightam & his wife were recently injured in a car accident
Very best wishes to both from Kitson Colleagues


10:30 am, Thursday 17th May, 2012   Golden Acre Park  -  7 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam, Don Craven,

Gordon Leadbeater & Alan Woodhead


10:30 am, Thursday 16th February, 2012   Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not attend this meeting - Mel


10:30 am, Thursday 19th January, 2012   Golden Acre Park  -  5 Present:

Michael Abbott,  Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam  &  Don Craven


10:30 am, Thursday 15th December, 2011   Golden Acre Park  -  5 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam  &  Don Craven


Thursday 3rd November, 2011 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  4 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Bernard Dightam & Don Craven


Thursday 8th September, 2011 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not attend this meeting - Mel



On Thursday 7th July, 2011 at 10.30 a.m. 
 
Golden Acre Park  -  4 Present:

Michael Abbott, Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam  &  Don Craven


On Thursday 17th March, 2011 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park - 5 Present
 (St Patrick's Day)

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam & Don Craven


On Thursday 17th February, 2011 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  6 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton,  Gordon Leadbeater,
Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam & Don Craven


On Thursday 4th November, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Oops ...........

Sorry - Mel over-slept, (bad back, took painkillers), apologies !


On Thursday 30th September, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  4 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Stuart Martin, Bernard Dightam


On Thursday 26th August, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Apologies:
Mel Ashton was unable to attend due to a family funeral at Pontefract Crematorium.


On Thursday 29th July, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  5 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Gordon Leadbeater, Bernard Dightam & Don Craven


On Thursday 24th June, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Apologies - Mel unable to attend - required for Rogers 'scan' at Pinderfields Hospital


On Thursday 13th May, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  2 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton


On Thursday 22nd April, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  5 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Gordon Leadbeater, Bernard Dightam & Don Craven


On Thursday 18th March, 2010 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park  -  4 Present:

Mel Ashton, Gordon Leadbeater, Bernard Dightam & Don Craven

Oops ..... Mel lost touch until contacted by Don Craven in April, 2010 !


On Thursday 13th April, 2006 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not / did not attend this meeting - Mel


On Thursday 21st April, 2005 at 10.30 a.m.   Golden Acre Park

Apologies - could not / did not attend this meeting - Mel


Thursday 18th March, 2004  -  4 Present:

Mel Ashton, Gordon Leadbeater, Stuart Martin &  Alan Woodhead


Thursday 15th January, 2004  -  7 Present:

Michael Abbott, Mel Ashton, Dennis Goy, Gordon Leadbeater, Stuart Martin,
Hartley Mawson & Alan Woodhead


View pictures from previous meetings (not recorded):

Staff Reunion 14/02/03  (return to next meeting)
Alan Woodhead, Don Craven and Frank Riley;
Bernard Dightham, Dennis Goy and Eddie Butler

All Staff Pictures

Email: mel@kitsoncollege.co.uk   (Pictures of colleagues please ?)

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