15 December 1995

Annual event means fun and business too

Annual meetings are usually more a chore than a pleasure but for a group of farming people whose common interest is providing quality holiday

accommodation, the annual meeting is a highlight in the year. They are Farm Holiday Bureau members for whom annual meetings mean fun as well as business as Ann Rogers discovered when she met them in Co Down

"STAY on a farm," say the chairman and regional directors of the Farm Holiday Bureau launching the FHBs 1996 guide of that name at the annual meeting. Published by Jarrold at £6.95 the guide lists the B&B and self-catering enterprises of the 1000-plus members of the 92 Farm Holiday Bureau groups. It is available from bookshops, FHB members and the bureaus office.

Pictured here promoting the comprehensive guide which invites people to discover the countryside, are (left to right) front row: Ann Edwards (Wales), Anne Pearson (North West, Yorkshire and Humberside), Carol Akers (chairman), Lindsay Pendray (South West). Behind: Deanna Lindsay (Scotland), Irene Adair (Northern Ireland), Trish Milner (Northumberland and Cumbria), Gill Stafford (South West) Margaret Langton and Janet Rouse (South East). Back: Jim Grundey (vice-chairman) and Pamela Broadhurst (East Midlands).