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Information Sheet Monday 20th January 2020

Information Sheet Monday 20th January 2020

By David Rowland
19 January 2020
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it's cold outside



Many thanks....
.....to Geoff & Pamela for organising the very enjoyable Christmas meal at The Walton Fox.
Then to the 5 + 9 who turned out at Garstang on Monday, 9th December. Once more we were very fortunate with the weather and, yet again on the following evening, conditions turned out to be desperately bad; so bad in fact that the event was called off at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
It was good that Singleton Cloggers turned up part way through the evening to express their appreciation for our gift, which was to be added to their donation to Christie’s Hospital.

Items from last week’s Committee Meeting:
Len Daniels was re-elected Chairman.
Sick Report: Paul D. & Steve B. awaiting surgery; David T. In RPH after the onset of a rash brought on by antibiotics; Dave W. recovering from pneumonia and Steve J. having ankle trouble. Not a good prospect for the new year!!
Hut Repairs: We’ll be having the roof professionally repaired and there’s also indoor work we can be tackling ourselves e.g. renewing some ceiling panels and repairing a couple of water leaks.

Programme 2020
Mike would still welcome whatever ideas you may have. However, the following possibilities have already come in:-
Thursday, 13th February (evening) – Goosnargh Over 60s Club (music, song,dance format)
Saturday, 7th March – Cedar Farm, Mawdesley for monthly Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 18th April – Joint Morris Organisations’ Day of Dance, Liverpool
Saturday, 2nd May – Knutsford Royal May Day
Friday, 8th May – 75th anniversary of VE Day at Walmer Bridge. (This IS correct; it’s instead of the Bank Holiday Monday and is exactly 75 years since the event.
May/June at Leyland
???? at Outram House, Bamber Bridge/Walton-le-Dale & Marsh Lane Nursing Home, Longton
N.B. Mike will put up a list on Monday evenings. Please signify your availability a.s.a.p.
He would also appreciate early notification of your holiday dates etc.
We may not be as well off for numbers this year as we perhaps envisaged!!!!

Monday, 27th January, 2020
Next practice session.

Odds & Ends
So........did you see Royal Preston MD on Friday, 10th January at lunchtime on telly on ‘Bargain Hunt’? I thought they were given a fair bit of good publicity and they didn’t have to suffer some prat asking inane questions or making stupid remarks. (Well done, Eric Knowles.) Just one point: I wonder what Richard Boswell & Pruw would have thought of a line-up including A FEMALE MUSICIAN?????!!!!

Still on the telly theme: early last week the Antiques Road Trip featured the Morris village of Bampton (a.k.a. as Bampton-in-the-Bush). Then on last Friday’s Antiques Road Show, Charlie Ross found a set of Morris bells for sale in an antiques shop.

The front of the Winter issue of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s magazine features past member John Farndon and inside devotes a full page (p.20) to his fund-raising activities on its behalf. (Thanks Barry for bringing this to our attention.)

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