Posted by: les nelson
The GDSF has now been and gone, we attended with an open mind as to what the mix of SCCGB & NSCA would be, and it came as no suprise to receive a cold reception by SOME of the NSCA, Peter Williams was quite welcoming and friendly as was Sally Ann Dod, but for the rest of their members things were quite different, cold stares were the order of the day, but after two days I decided I would show them that we (SCCG
are bigger than that and I would show the hand of friendship I approached G. Stoneman and offered my hand saying "I am offering you the hand of friendship, (which he accepted) just because we have a difference of opinion it does not mean we cannot be friends" his response was "I don't like being accused of being a thief by some of your lot and not having the right to reply" this was reason to back off and accept that the children were still in the schoolyard and were not to be reasoned with. goodbye NSCA
I did have a long meeting with Robert Herring (chairman NTET) more of that at a later date, I did get the impression from our GDSF steward they favoured the SCCGB
but that could have been good politics?