Lichfield Tangent Website

You may be aware that we have been experiencing issues with the website since January. Since then a lot of work has been going on in the background and this is now almost complete. We have moved to a new Web Host and are running a commercial package including Security Certificates. The website address has changed to and most Browsers will now show a closed padlock which may be green indicating that the site is secure. The site should load a lot quicker too. DC & AK

Message from Chairman Roe – March 2019

A brief walk through Alrewas’ past

This March found 23 of us enjoying excellent food and company at The Old Vicarage followed by a very interesting and informative talk and slide show about Alrewas. Liz’s friend Lynne Ingram described Alrewas as the “perfect village” due to its location and amenities, then went on to tell us about some of its very interesting past. Kate Horton said that she had learned quite a lot of things about Alrewas that she was unaware of although she has lived there for more than 40 years.

I attended 41 Club Ladies night and thoroughly enjoyed the evening although was a little surprised at the low attendance. The low numbers have prompted 41 Club to reconsider the current format of Ladies night and we have been asked what our preferences would be. They have suggested changing to a mixed lunch or dinner with an entertaining speaker rather than a formal dinner dance. It all depends on what we ladies would like or prefer.

It was my sad duty to inform everyone that Mary Bailey died on Monday 25th February after suffering a long time with cancer. Mary’s funeral is on Wednesday 20th March, 11.30am at St Michael’s Church. As a number of the coffee club members intend to go to the funeral this month’s coffee meeting is cancelled.

My year has gone very quickly and our next meeting is the AGM. We all know what this means! Lichfield Tangent Club will be looking for ladies to fill the following posts:


Vice Chairman





Speaker Secretary

Coffee liaison


IPC and Raffle             Roe Andrew

None of these posts are difficult or onerous so please have a think about them, even as job share if you prefer.

The AGM is Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at The Old Vicarage, Branston. Please remember that our annual subscription is due to be paid in April, Mary will be advising us on how much we will need to pay at the AGM.

I look forward to seeing you there



Message from Chairman Roe – February 2019

Lichfield Tangent – February Meeting

Our February meeting was at Mabel’s Tea Rooms or “Mabelling” as it is known in our family.

Nineteen of us ventured out in the rain to Curborough to consume copious amounts of tea, sandwiches and cake. We were served in the traditional fashion with three tiered stands, tea in pots and china crockery. I am sure that Mabel’s thought that I must be undernourished, being gluten-free, as I was served double the quantity of food for a normal appetite. It didn’t go to waste – goody bags were taken home and much appreciated.

Brenda won the raffle – she was delighted and Pat Dimeloe was relieved, as she kept saying “if I win again, I shall ask them to draw another ticket”.

By the time you read this missive, Ladies Night will have been and gone. I am really looking forward to a brilliant evening out in my posh frock.

Another Tangent year draws to a close with only one more meeting before the AGM. Could I urge members to please think about taking a post on the executive committee, the jobs are not difficult and filling them all enables us to run smoothly as a club.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 4th March at the Old Vicarage. Pearl has circulated the details.