Despite the rain and floods eighteen of us enjoyed our Sharing and Supper Evening. An enormous thank you to Jennie and Andrew for all their preparation and hosting us all. Special thanks to all our cooks, Jennie, Deidre, Helen, Ruth, Jean and Sue for a delicious supper of quiche and salads, followed by apple cake and crumble.
Lots of us
took a wide variety of contributions to share with the group, which ranged from
nostalgic and humorous poetry to photos, samplers and books. Much to everyone’s
surprise we have two very talented members amongst us, a poet and an author.
and plenty of chat we were treated to a wonderful film show which Andrew had
compiled from his and Jennie’s recent safari holiday to Botswana. His superb
photography certainly rivalled David Attenborough.
organised the raffle in Roe’s absence which was won by Ruth, and we welcomed
Beverley, one of our Honoraries this year who has moved into Lichfield over the
meeting on Nov 5th is an evening of Floral demonstrations with the
topical theme of Bonfire Night, and Pat’s friend Pat Brighton will be making
the arrangements. The venue is Martin
Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield, and Pearl will be sending details
shortly. There will be drinks and mince pies at a cost of £5 per person. The
meeting is open to friends and family as the arrangements will be raffled off
for a donation to the Cancer Support Centre, where both Pats are part of the
fund raising team. So please I do hope that as many of you as possible will be
able to support the evening.
I hope that
you all received my e-mail about this
last month. Lunch will be held in Alrewas
Village Hall around 1.00pm after the Service at the Arboretum. The cost of the
two course meal and drinks will be £17.50. Please contact Mac at email@example.com
if you would like to go.
meeting will be at The Old Vicarage as usual. Pearl will be sending out details
shortly as numbers are required in advance as December is a busy time for the
I always look forward to our Speaker meetings at the Old Vicarage. Liz
had arranged an excellent speaker for us all, Becky Williams, Director
of Rugby at Lichfield Ladies Rugby Club. She was most entertaining, as
she described the highs and lows that the club has experienced over the
years and those to come. Her passion proved so infectious that when
Becky said she needed 44 to play this Sunday Joan immediately offered
the services of the 20 members present!! Although as far as I know none
of us has been called to practice. Becky forwent her Speaker’s fee in
return for a small donation to LRC.
pleased to welcome Alice Higgins, Chair of Lichfield Ladies Circle, to the
meeting and she lit our friendship candle. Grace was said by Viv, and I would
also like to thank Liz for arranging such an enthusiastic and interesting
speaker, and Pearl for advertising and
organising all our menu requests with the Old Vicarage. Pat gave the vote of
thanks and also won the raffle.
In August I
took some flowers to Helen on Tangent’s behalf, and we were all so pleased that
she could join us on Tuesday although still recovering from her recent surgery.
I was also invited to Tangle’s BBQ at Chairman Suzanne’s home, there was masses
of food and so much choice, and I was made welcome by everyone there.
meeting is to be a Sharing Evening hosted by Jennie Tipper. Everyone is asked
to bring a favourite light-hearted poem or piece of prose, or anything from
literature or a song/music recording or a special picture/photo, or in fact
anything they would like to share. More details will follow shortly. Regarding
supper we have offers for most things, which include salads, apple pies and
crumbles, and some quiches. We still need a volunteer to make a meat or
vegetarian quiche for approximately ten people, so if anyone can help please
let me know.
has invited us to make up a team for Alrewas and Fradley Charities Annual Quiz
Night on Friday September 20th. Teams of four are needed to enter at
the cost of £10 per person which includes a fish and chip supper. Anyone
interested in forming a team can contact Rob on 01283 790085.
I hope that
you all received the e-mail that I
forwarded from Mac last month. Please contact Mac at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the lunch at Alrewas
Village Hall afterwards.
I am looking
forward to our next meeting and sharing all the fun and friendship that is
meeting took nineteen of our members to Elford Hall Gardens. We were so lucky
to have warm sunshine that afternoon after a wet and chilly August so far. Our
two excellent guides took us to explore the pathway and land by the river Tame,
which had been flooded just a week ago, then through the sensory gardens into
the large walled garden.
They explained that since 2009 the site has been restored mostly by volunteers to retain as much of its original character as possible. It is open to everyone and admission is free so well worth a visit if you haven’t visited already. Several of us particularly loved the rose garden in one corner of the walled garden with many scented traditional roses.
We then sat down to numerous plates of delicious cakes in the marquee. The raffle was won by Betty Riley. A big thank you to Sue and Jean for organising the visit, and to our guides who outlined the history of the Hall, and garden restoration, and answered our many questions.
month Roe, Jennie and I visited Audrey Lunn at Footherley Hall care home. She was
well and delighted to see us, and shared many of her memories of Ladies Circle
and Tangent. She would love to see any member who has time to visit. I also
joined the coffee group for their meeting at Rachel’s.
I am sure
you will all be pleased to know that Helen is now home from hospital after her
recent operation. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she will soon be
well enough to join us again.
us enjoyed 41 Club’s BBQ at Rob and Brenda’s on August 15th. Thanks
to our hosts for a brilliant evening, and to all those who worked so hard to
make the evening such a success. Brenda, Jean and Sue were all busy in the
kitchen when we arrived, our thanks to them also.
already emailed everyone with details of our next meeting on September 3rd
at The Old Vicarage, when our speaker will be Becky Williams, Director of Rugby
at Lichfield Ladies Rugby Club. Please note the new time of 6.30pm for 7.00pm
The weather held to give us a very good evening of food and
fun at Rob and Brenda’s house. Lichfield
Tangent ladies were hosted by 41 Club and we would like to thank all those
whose hard work made this event possible.
Particularly our hosts Rob and Brenda, our chefs Peter and Roger, and
the organising team headed by Mac and all those who helped.
It was a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and catch
up on Club news. So thank you all very
much. This has become an evening to look
forward to in our annual calendar.
couldn’t attend our July meeting as John and I were away on holiday, but Pat
reported that everybody had enjoyed the Ghost Walk around Lichfield which was
informative, and supper afterwards at 55 Wade Street. Thanks to Jean and Sue
for organising the evening.
Coffee Morning held on Friday July 12th in aid of Cancer Research UK
was a tremendous success, making over £850 for our charity. The final amount is
yet to be verified as there is some money still to come. An enormous thank you
to Jennie who not only publicised, prepared for and organised this event but
also hosted it.
thanks to all who contributed by bringing cakes, items for our Bring and Buy,
books, raffle prizes, cushions etc, and also to those who came and supported us
by spending lots of money. Special thanks to Sue for running the B & B, Liz
on the raffle, Jenny on cakes, Pearl on cushions and Jean on books, and to the
girls making tea and coffee and washing up.
me that all subscriptions for this year are now in, is this a record? Thanks to
everyone for being so prompt.
May I remind
everyone of the 41 Club BBQ on August 14th to which we are all invited. It is being held
at Brenda and Rob Carter’s and costs £7.50 per head. Please contact Mac
Cummings or Roger Davies if you would like to attend.
Sue and Jean
have arranged our next meeting on Tuesday August 20th which is a
visit to Elford Gardens including afternoon tea. I do hope more of you will be
able to make it than the small number that have booked in so far.