What a treat we had at our June meeting when Geoff Hutchinson, a local historian, came to give us a talk called “History in Comic Verse” Geoff, well known to several of us, certainly had us laughing at many of the poems he recited which covered the period from 1066 right up to the computer age. A self confessed frustrated thespian, he acted his way through the whole presentation with many different accents. Our afternoon had started on a very sad note when our chairman had to report that one our founder members, Priscilla, had passed away. She had been instrumental in getting the club off the ground by offering to take on the job of organising the raffle at each meeting and had helped to get us to raise much needed funds to get us started, thanks to having a good selection of prizes which encouraged members to buy tickets. She was very feisty lady who will be missed, particularly by the members of the club who knew her from the start.
On June 4th we had day trip to Windsor, preceded by a one and a half hour boat trip from Maidenhead. We did think that we might literally miss the boat when the coach was held up by an accident, but the company agreed to wait for us and apologies were made to the other people who were kept waiting for our arrival. Luckily the coach had a sat. nav. which not only gave directions, but also gave the expected time of arrival at our destination, which was a great help The weather could not have been better and everyone appeared to have enjoyed the day. About 40 members enjoyed a lunch at the Smugglers in Pevensey and another is already booked for August.
On July 14th. We shall be going to the BBC studios at Elstree to see a recording of the quiz Pointless, which should be an eye opener as to what goes on behind the show.
We also have our strawberry tea to look forward to in July, lots going on.
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