Friendly Club Update – Feb 2011

Recent Events


We were pleased to be invited to attend the Warneford School concert on 7th December. It was well done and the children showed us a mixed range of talent with singing, instrument playing and dancing. A buffet was served and all those attending were given a Christmas card made by the children and a small gift.

On 14th December we had our Christmas Lunch at the Kingsdown Inn followed by musical entertainment by Ken & Steve which was very enjoyable and made it great after-noon entertainment. We held our Christmas raffle with good prizes on offer for members to choose from. The draw was made to pick the winner of the Swindon Town football, signed by all the team players. The winner was Jodie Turner, yellow ticket number 522.

Then on 16th December we were entertained by the South Marston Primary School children. They put on a delightful show for us and the effort was most appreciated by all. Following the concert we were served refreshments by staff and helpers. Thanks to all who made the afternoon enjoyable for us.


On 11th January our first event of the 2011 programme was a talk by Richard Gowshall on the topic “A day in the life of a Swindon vet”. Richard presented a slide show and talked about the slides giving information on the work the practice does with funny stories and some hilarious comments people make when using incorrect words or misunderstanding the problem they are trying to convey.

Future Events

Tuesday 8th February–Village Hall @ 2.00 pm.

A talk by Bob Browning on walking a long distance footpath, titled “200 miles + one black toenail”

Tuesday 8th March–Village Hall @ 2.00 pm.

A demonstration and talk on curing meat by Jasper Aykroyd who will be cooking pork for us to sample.


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