We've ended the year as busy as we started it.
The glorious summer lingered on into Autumn and early Winter. Our Chairman's at home B.B.Q. in August was nearly an 'oven party' due to the high winds and rain, one of only a few days days during the summer which were so bad. Still we had a good turn-out and raised £150 for Prostate Cancer. A massive thank-you to all who attended.
During September we had a fabulous trip to Harvington Hall, which was really well attended. The tour was very informative and showed us all it's hidden secrets. The Pub afterwards was able to cater for all our needs.
Avoncroft, in October, is another hidden gem to visit.The weather had by now well and truly broken, but the heavy rain did not deter us from looking around all the interesting buildings. The on-site cafe did us proud with lots of tea and coffee and a light lunch in our own room.
We've rounded off the year with our 58th A.G.M.at Henley Golf club. A superb meal was followed by our meeting. Have great Christmas every-one and we'll see you in the New Year.
How the year moves on at a pace, we're already in August. We have been really lucky with the weather on all of our events. Our drive it day in April went around the Gaydon area taking in all the beautiful countryside followed by a lovely lunch.The week-end was a real success. The College Court Hotel in Leicester did us proud and the visit to the King Richard III Visitor Centre was really interesting. Our trip to Alrewas was as poignant as ever, with lots of new memorials to see.July's treasure hunt was a huge success with lots of cars taking to the roads around Chipping Campden. The clues were as clever as ever and the route lovely passing near the lavender fields. We finished off the day with a superb meal at Charingworth Manor.
We have had a good year so far despite the ‘Beast from the East’ always coming out to play on the week-end of our events. We started the year off in Telford, having our post-Christmas lunch at the Madeley Court Hotel. We had a good turn out and a lovely meal, although due to the weather and an event the previous day the hotel was rather understaffed which led to few ‘Fawlty Towers’ moments. We took it in good spirit and enjoyed our first outing of the New Year. Our next event this year was in March where we held our Annual Lunch. This year we went to the Fleur De Lys, Lowsonford, near Henley in Arden. This was a really well attended event, where we presented one of our cups, remembered dear friends, all around a sumptuous lunch of excellent quality.