Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

Post date: 12/09/2017

The IBMT’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 2pm on Saturday 14 October 2017 at the offices of the GMB, Garley House, 17 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0TB as part of a Commemoration Weekend in and around Cardiff.


AGM agenda


(1) Chair’s opening remarks

(2) Apologies for absence

(3) Approval of minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

(4) Matters arising from the 2016 AGM minutes

(5) Executive Committee’s report

(6) Financial report

(7) Election of officers and Executive Committee members 

(8) Any other business

(9) Date and place of next Annual General Meeting

(10) Chair’s closing remarks


Nominations for Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and for up to 10 Executive Committee members must be made in writing and received by the Secretary (see contact details below) by 8am on 30 September 2017. 


Proposed items for agenda item (8) must be received in writing by the Secretary (see contact details below) by 8am on 7 October 2017.


Send nominations and proposed agenda items by email to: or by post to: IBMT Secretary, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. 


Weekend programme


Friday 13 October

7pm: Wine reception sponsored by Unite the Union, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD (at the junction with Cowbridge Road East); followed by a screening of the award-winning 2005 TV documentary ‘Return Journey’ (30 mins), about the return of Alun Menai Williams to Spain, introduced by film-maker Sarah Dickins of BBC Wales.


Saturday 14 October

11am: Commemoration at the Wales International Brigade Memorial, Cathays Park (behind City Hall, Cardiff CF10 3AD).

2pm: IBMT Annual General Meeting opened by Carwyn Jones, First Minster of Wales, at GMB, Garley House, 17 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0TB (opposite Mercure Hotel).

7pm: Social at the Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP (two-minute walk from the Wales International Brigade Memorial). 


Sunday 15 October

10.15am: By coach to the Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon NP4 9XP (£10 return coach fare).

11.30am: Commemoration at the Big Pit memorial to Welsh miners who went to Spain.

12pm: Talk by Graham Davies about his book ‘You Are Legend – Welsh Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War’.

3pm: Leave Big Pit.

4pm: Arrive back in Cardiff.




It is advisable to book hotel accommodation as early as possible. All the Cardiff venues are in the city centre and are within easy walking distance of the majority of hotels. Some small hotels and B&Bs are located in and around Cathedral Road. More information from 

Mary Greening: (mobile: 07772 620 279).


Originally posted on 31 August 2017 (re-posted on 12 September).

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