Friendly Club Update – Nov 2011

Recent Events

Our Mystery Tour on 20th September started off with a bit of fun by the coach driver who went around the first roundabout three times to confuse us. Not difficult!!! Then the long way round to Cotswold Wild Life Park in time for feeding the penguins. There were lots of animals to see including the new addition of giraffes. The gardens were in full bloom and looking beautiful. We went to Witney for lunch and some retail therapy. We then headed for Millets Farm Shop and Garden Centre. More retail therapy and arriving back at South Marston before the rain.

Our 5 day holiday to Torquay in early October staying at the Kistor Hotel had its ups and downs with accommodation facilities but the food was reasonable. On a scenic tour of Dartmoor we visited Tavistock and the “House of Marbles” in Bovey Tracey which was very interesting. We also visited Totnes and Dartmouth where some took in a boat trip. The hotel had entertainers each evening but the highlight was an evening at Babbacombe Theatre for a very entertaining musical called Heatwave. It was very enjoyable and made a good round off to the holiday entertainment. On the way home we called at Street for lunch and yes you have guessed it – more retail therapy!!

On 11th October we were entertained by Ian & Diane Woods who sang a range of popular songs. Many members joined in. It was a much appreciated programme.

Future Events

Tuesday 8th November – 2 pm, Village Hall.

A club social event to chat and get to know our many new members. There will be a quiz, bingo and refreshments.

Friday 25th November – Christmas Market.

For senior citizens who are residents of South Marston. The F & E Harris Memorial Trust invite you to a trip to Bath Christmas Market. Members please reserve your place with Mary Cooper 823530.

Tuesday 6th December – Warneford School, 2 pm.

Warneford School holds their annual Christmas concert for senior citizens and we are invited. Last year was a very good show and we expect the same this year. If you wish to go please let me know as soon as you can so that I can advise them of numbers attending. (Brian 826243)

Tuesday 13th December – Christmas Lunch.

Our Christmas Lunch will be at the Barrington Arms Hotel in Shrivenham. Arrive at 12 noon for a 12.15 pm start. We will be entertained by the Highworth Songsters.

Thursday 15th December – School Concert, 2 pm.

South Marston Primary School will be putting on a concert for our entertainment. The effort made by the children and adult helpers is very much appreciated

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