Chris opened the meeting wishing everyone a Happy New Year and relayed points and notices then she handed over to Lorna who introduced our 1st speaker for the evening, Commander Robin Parry, Robin was very entertaining retelling his years on the Royal Yacht Britannia which coincided with her decommissioning. It was great to get a feel of what life was like on the Britannia from someone so closely involved and Robin supplied momentos and photographs for us to see and you could tell he really enjoyed his time aboard. Penny Dobson gave the vote of thanks.
After the business meeting we had our 2nd speaker for the night – Alex Sheen from Aspalls Cyder of Suffolk was scheduled for our weather cancelled December meeting and kindly agreed to try again. Alex told how the company was started, the art of cider making and how Aspall’s craft cider differs from others that are mass produced. We then had a lovely time trying 5 different ciders which where food matched (thank you Linda). Elisabeth Sykes gave the vote of thanks and we all went home after a very good evening.
The next meeting is on: Monday 12th February – The Gloucestershire Poet – Peter Wyton Come along at 7:30pm to meet everyone!
A note from our President:
Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities. Do have a look at “What we do”.
We always welcome new ideas and new members. Please come along and meet us.
If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: email@example.com“
Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the
Dolphins Hall, New Church Street Tetbury, GL8 8DS