The Society was founded in June 1948 by a former member Sam Ryder. Of the 24 who attended, John Stevens (now a member of the Bristol Club) is the sole surviving founder member who still takes an active interest in the affairs of the Society; he is an honorary member, and presented the awards at our 1998 Open Show held in September. i have 2 bleeding heart tetras 1 is of a normal colour BUT the other 1 has turned a black colour could you possibly tell me why this? many thanks janet. I have a redundant in ground swimming pool which I would like to convert to fish pond and a central run-off rainwater storage tank. Looking for advice on all areas of this project. Can you help?

December’s Bonus Ball Winner was Number 27 and was a winner for Andy Cann. Well done Andy. January’s Bonus Ball Winner was Number 2 and was won by Tom Williamson. Well done Tom. Best in Show Award to Barrie Kitchinman with his Danio kutatio. Nice to see a few tanks on show, thanks to those who took the effort to participate, hopefully others will try this year. Dan is having a “cheerio night” at his home on the 11th February. He and his family are going back to the Isle of Wight. If you would like to go please contact Andy Cann on 06661390899 asap. And he will let Dan know.

If you have an e – mail address, give it to Ted Sparrow and he will send you the Newsletter via this method. The new programme for 2011 has been compiled by John Rundle and a comprehensive list is available here in this Newsletter. Where there are unfilled spots for talks please feel free to make suggestions on topics and speakers as John is finding it very difficult to get outside speakers this year. There are a few “To Be Announced” (T.B.A.) on the list, but at least we have a skeleton on which to hang the bones. Updates on speakers and topics will be found in the Newsletter on a monthly basis.