ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1976 Spring and Annual General Meeting The combined Spring and Annual General Meeting was held at the Lower Room, Parish Hall, Aberystwyth on 24 April. The Chair was taken by the President, Capt. J. Hext Lewes, O.B.E., who extended a welcome to the members assembled. Reference was made to the passing of two members of the Executive Committee, namely, Mr. Gwilym M. Jones, Aberaeron and Cllr. W. Morgan Davies, Pont Llanio. Members stood in silent tribute in memory of these two good friends of the Society. A summary of the Report on the Society's work during 1975 was presented by the Honorary Secretary (Mr. Dafydd M. Jones). The Report was adopted. The Financial Report for 1975 was presented by the Honorary Secretary in the unavoidable absence of the Treasurer (Mr. W. Meirion Rees). The accounts had been audited. Although there was an increase of £ 100 in the Society's income, there was also an increase of almost £ 300 in the cost of producing the journal. There was a deficit of £ 222 on the year's working. Consideration was given to increasing the membership subscription, and on behalf of the Executive Committee, the Chairman (Mr. J. E. R. Carson), presented the following resolution "That the annual membership subscription, as from 1st July, 1976 be increased to £ 2 50". This was seconded by Mr. David Browne. Mrs. A. Rees, moved "That the subscription for husband and wife should be £ 4 but that only one copy of Ceredigion would be supplied". This was seconded by Mr. T. D. Cameron, Ciliau Aeron. The proposers of the original motion agreed to this amendment and the composite motion was passed nem con. The Honorary Officers were re-elected en bloc as were members of the Executive Committee, and Mr. C. H. Houlder, M.A., F.S.A., who had completed 12 years as Chairman of the Archaeological Section, was elected a member of the Committee to fill the vacancy caused by the passing of Cllr. W. Morgan Davies. Mr. David L. Jones, B.A., was elected Local Correspondent for Aberystwyth. The other Local Correspondents were re-elected, and the Honorary Secretary would be responsible for Aberaeron. The Archaeological Section would be represented on the Committee by Miss A. G. Davies, M.A., M.Sc., Messrs. C. J. Spurgeon, B.A., F.S.A., and David Browne, B.A. The Guest Speaker was Dr. John D. Owen, Museums Officer, Ceredigion District Council, who spoke on the progress of the Ceredigion Museum since its formation by the Society in 1972. He displayed some of the items from the Museum's collection and stated that the Museum would move in the Autumn to new premises in Eastgate, Aberystwyth. This would provide more space for exhibition purposes. It is hoped to form a "Friends of Ceredigion Museum", so that the public can participate in the work. Dr. Owen paid tribute to the work of Mr. R. J. Thomas, M.A., at Tre'r ddol, and Mrs. Margaret Evans with her annual exhibitions at Aberystwyth. In moving a vote of thanks to the speaker, Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, M.A., complimented Dr. Owen on his work, and this was seconded by Mrs. Margaret Evans. At the conclusion of the meeting, members visited the Museum and inspected the many exhibits on display.