On 12th June we held our AGM. The minutes of the previous AGM and independently audited accounts for the current year were issued to all members present. The officers gave their reports of the year’s activity. Re-election of officers and committee was agreed. After the AGM we were by entertained by Rose Little and Mervyn Penny.
Our trip to The Chelsea Pensioners Royal Hospital on 19th June was very interesting. There is a museum depicting the history of the hospital and a large collection of medals many donated by past pensioners and private donation. The gardens are well kept. We were given a guided tour by a Chelsea Pensioner who told us the history of the hospital and the criteria for becoming an inpatient. The hospital is for army pensioners and there are now some female army pensioners. It is well worth a visit.
Tuesday 10th July at 2.00pm in the Village Hall.
A talk will be given by John Jameson-Davis on Secrets in handwriting.
Tuesday 17th July – Outing
Trip to visit the Beaulieu Motor Museum, House and Garden, via the New Forest. Costs £28.00 for members; £32.00 for non-members, including entrance to all the attractions. Leave from the outside the village school at 9.30am, arrive back at South Marston at 7.00pm.
Places still available for members and non-members. If you are interested contact Brian 826243 or Josie 828080.
Tuesday 14th August.
A social gathering will be held with afternoon tea at the South Marston Hotel at 2.30pm. Cost for members £4.50, non-members £5.00. Payment will be taken on the day at the venue.
Tuesday 11th September at 2.00pm in the Village Hall.
A talk will be given by Ron Hoskins on Beekeeping.
Annual Holiday – September
Our annual Holiday this year will be to the Isle of Wight with Barnes Coaches, staying at Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel for 4 nights. Departing on Monday 24th September and returning Friday 28th September. This will include the ferry and various trips around the Island during our stay. All for £299 per person. Anyone who would like to join us will be made very welcome.
Please contact Sheila on 828545.