SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
SOCIETY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 28 October
The County Dinner at the George Albert Hotel,
Wardon Hill, near Evershot
Sunday 3 December
Christmas lunch at the Crown Hotel,
SEE THE EVENTS FEATURE ON PAGE THREE
Kate Adie OBE DL, speaking to the Old Hardyeans at
Dorchester last year.
KATE ADIE IS COUNTY DINNER SPEAKER
Kate Adie OBE DL is the guest speaker at the County
Dinner this year, one of Britain’s best known war
correspondents, who now lives quietly in a Dorset
Kate Adie was the BBC’s Chief News
Correspondent from 1989 to 2002.
Born in Sunderland, she went on to read Scandinavian
Studies at Newcastle University.
coincided with the start of local radio and a long career in
broadcasting began at BBC Radio Durham as a station
Kate moved to Radio Bristol as a producer, then
to Plymouth and Southampton as a regional TV reporter.
Joining BBC television news in 1976, Kate Adie covered the
SAS breaking the hostage siege at the Iranian Embassy in
1980 and subsequently travelled many of the world’s most
dangerous places for BBC news.
She presents the Radio Four programme
From Our Own
with a million and a half listeners.
was awarded the OBE in 1993 for services to journalism and
has been commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset.
In 2013, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters
by Plymouth University.
Speaking to the Old Hardyeans’ Annual Reunion Dinner last
year, Kate said: “I was keen and I was fascinated by news.”
She spoke of being in difficult places and theatres of war-
“no luxuries, no electricity and terrible food- all the lot of
the overseas correspondent.”
“THE SOCIETY CONTINUES TO THRIVE”
Our four principal Officers gather for the
2017 Annual General Meeting at Weymouth.
Fellowes of West Stafford DL [second left]
presides, left is Chairman Stuart Adam, on the
right are Secretary Hayne Russell and Treasurer
Ian Morton [far right].
Read the report on page six.
In 2005, the four principal Officers gather
after that year’s AGM at Dorchester.
right:] Roy Adam MBE [Chairman,] Sir Anthony
Jolliffe GBE DSc DMus DL [President,] John
Rousell [Treasurer] and Hayne Russell [Secretary].
See “Looking back to 2005” on page seven.