41 Club BBQ on August 15th 2019

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.

July: Chairman’s message


Sadly I 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.

Our Charity 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.

Grateful 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.

Helen tells 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.



June: Pimms and Strawberry evening

Unfortunately our prayers for a warm and sunny evening were not answered, but the rain did not stop us from having a lovely evening, with plenty of time to chat and catch up with friends. There were masses and masses of strawberries, cream and shortbread, unlimited Pimms and great company, what more could we wish for?

Enormous thanks to Sue and Jean who did a wonderful job in organising and arranging the evening, and preparing for us all during the day. Also thanks to Sue and Peter for their hospitality and inviting everyone into their home. Just a shame we couldn’t make use of Sue’s beautiful garden. Jean’s Pimm’s recipe was a huge success, daren’t ask how much was drunk, but the jugs were never empty!!

We were pleased to welcome Suzanne Woodburn, Chair of Tangles, to the meeting, and hope that she will be able to join us whenever she can.

We have received two 41 Club invitations from Mac and Roger:

  1. Summer Barbecue on August 14th at Brenda and Rob Carter’s. Tangent has been asked to help with catering. I will send more details as soon as I have them and would be grateful if you could let me know if you can offer some help. The cost is £7.50 per head for food and we are asked to bring our own drink.
  2. Visit to Aston Hall on September 11th at 11.00 am. This is a private visit. The cost of £20.00 per person includes entry to the Hall, a guided tour with a guide and guide booklets, car parking and a soup and sandwich lunch at the Hall.

If you would like to attend either or both events please email Mac Cummings on mac.magpies@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Although these details are included in June’s Bulletin I am sending them to everyone in a separate email just to make sure you all receive them.

Please note that there is a change of date for our August Meeting. Our visit to Elford Gardens is now on August 20th.

Pearl has already emailed details of our July meeting. Unfortunately I can’t make our next meeting as I am away. I would have loved to have joined the Ghost Walk and hope that you all have a great evening.




Book stall

Would all members attending the June meeting at Sue’s please take any books for Jean who is having a book stall at Lullington Open Gardens event on June 29 and 30th

Calender updates

July 2nd Lichfield Guided Walking Tour, entitled “Gruesome and Ghostly”. Starting at 6.30 in front of The Garrick, ending there at 8.00pm. Followed by a buffet supper at Bistro Bar ’55, Wade Street, located outside the Garrick, price of walking tour is £6 and supper will be approx. £10.

August 20th (please note change of normal meeting date) Elford Gardens, cost £7.00 for a guide and a cream tea.

Thank you to Jean and Sue for their hard work in arranging these events for us.