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10 October 2017

Programme for 2017 - 2018
Leader:Kate Van Gend 01243 378883
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November 24th: A Talk by local bee keeper, John Geden (he’s also bringing honey to taste and maybe for us to buy). Plus a DVD on ‘food’.
January 26th: Chantelle Williams of ‘Fresh From The Boast’ based in Emsworth, will give us a Talk, show a Video and do a Fish Preparation Demo. You might like to view her video on You Tube:
February 23rd: Tessa Smith will give a Talk about her Chutneys etc. and then, something of a diversion – interesting I hope – a Talk on modern cleaning methods. I’m assuming as someone who prepares food, even if it’s simply a sandwich, you will want to know about kitchen/food hygiene.
March 23rd: A Group Outing (possible car-sharing): A visit to Northney Farm to have a Guided Tour of their dairy herd, A Talk and a viewing of their ice-cream making facility, followed by light refreshments (free) in their tea-room.
April 27th: A Group Outing to the Salon du Chocolat, Chichester (near St. Richard’s Hospital) Dawn will give us a Talk and Demonstration, there will be tea/coffee and chocs to take home. Approx £10 pp – fantastic value.
May 24th: A Group Outing to Tuppenny Barn. Maggie will give us a Talk, a Guided Walk and then large scone, tea/coffee. £7.50 pp.
June 22nd: Sylvia from 'Chichester Well-Being' will give us a 45minute Talk on Nutrition followed by 15mins explaining 'Well-Being'
July 27th: Details in progress
Sept 28th: Details in progress
Oct 26th: A Group Outing to Slindon (pumpkin display), visit to nearby Pottery (short demo), ‘The Forge’ tea-room for light refreshment (pay as you order). If this is half-term and near Halloween, we will have to modify the date, as they get extremely busy at that time.
Nov: Details in progress

4 September 2017


The Literature Group has had a busy spring and summer; members have given talks on the poetry of John Betjeman, the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, Angus Wilson (who seemed ubiquitous in the 70s but now seems to have faded into obscurity) and the Booker-winning novelist Penelope Lively.
The theme of our July meeting was "Summer Silliness" and members brought pieces of poetry or prose on the theme of summer or with a humorous slant. We treated ourselves to a mini-picnic with strawberries and raspberries and cream plus cake. In October there will be a talk on "The Inklings", the Oxford group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
New members are welcome.

9 October 2017

Singing For Fun meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, which in December is 27th December !
So, as in previous years, we have moved the meeting forward to WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER. Same time and place, 2.00pm Emsworth Community Centre, lots of Christmassy songs and one or two carols, plus Paula's excellent sausage rolls and mince pies. Bring along your mug for a cup of tea as usual and any friends, partners or spouses.
October meeting - 25th October
November meeting - 22nd November
Personal Note from the Group Leader
I took over Singing Together (as it was then) from Shirley in September 2013. It has been great fun. However I am now very busy with other things and, as many of you know, Paula and I want to go away in our motorhome a lot more which means organising Singing For Fun and keeping the monthly dates free is very restricting. So our Christmas meeting will be my last.
Of course if anyone else would like to take over I will be more than happy to hand over all my music files and wordsheets that have been gathered over the past three years or so. - Dave

5 October 2017

July and August Birds (like us are away on holiday) We return September and this is our Walks Programme details for 2017/18.
November 9th Langstone meet in public car park by Ship Inn Grid Ref. SU718047.
December 14th Hayling Oysterbeds meet in Oysterbed Car Park off A2023 opposite Victoria Road Grid Ref. SU 717029.
January 11th 2018 Prinsted meet south end of Prinsted Lane by Scout Hut. Grid Ref. SU 766051.
February 8th 2018 Chichester Gravel Pits meet North Mundham car park near village hall in School Lane. Grid ref. SU876024.
new members welcome please contact Reg Newnham. See this site for more details

Annual Programme

Walking with Malcolm, June, Tony & Wendy
There is no limit to numbers. We meet at 9.30am for a 9.45am start at different venues as listed below. Average walks are 4 to 6 miles with a stop for refreshments. There is normally a longer all day walk in July—when if possible we arrange a stop at a local pub for lunch.
Sensible shoes are needed on all walks. There could be styles or farm gates on any walk. We do try to keep clear of any farm animals.
So come and join us. Weather permitting our walks are on the 1st Wednesday of the month
CONTACT: Malcolm & June 01243 389293 -
Please ensure you have NOK details and a contact telephone number with you.
Please check this web site regularly for any updated information
Name and phone number of the Leader of each walk will be given. You must contact them in the event of bad weather to ensure that the walk will still take place.

Wednesday 1st Nov Kingley Vale Area
Start Point Kingley Vale Car Park GR 825088. Walk through West Stoke on road and then along track to Stoke Clump. Follow track north from Stoke Climp to 4 way track junction. Turn hard to port and proceed to Kingley Vale hut for coffee. Walk around interior of Kingley Vale then return via hut back to car park. The walk does not go up on top of the downs to the Tumuli and is fairly sheltered if weather not too good.
John & Mary Dudin 02392 3076416
Wednesday December 6th 2017 Christmas Lunch at the Bat & Ball Hambledon after a short walk in the area. Park in Bat & Ball car park. Walk will start at 0945. Walk Leaders Malcolm & June 01243 389293
January 2018 - no walk