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June 2024

Our chairlady welcomed members and thanked Tim Bennett, a popular speaker to the club for “stepping in” at short notice when our booked speaker had cancelled.  Tim started his talk explaining the function of Bart’s Charity and asking us to donate. Last year he had undergone successful cardiac surgery at St Bartholomew’s NHS Hospital and was now standing here today ”bright eyed and bushy tailed”.


His talk headed, Rocks and Stones, proved to be a simple elementary geology lesson, well presented and immediately sparking everyone’s interest. Tim explained that there were three types of sedimentary rocks and distributed samples to his audience to be passed around. Tim’s inclusion of all members and tactile access to rock samples was much appreciated. He showed us beautiful photos of hand made jewellery that used polished beach pebbles displaying their unique patterns and colours.


We all enjoyed his presentation and concluded a very interesting afternoon with a cuppa, raffle and chit chat.
Members were reminded of the booked cream tea at Overstrand Garden Centre, Wednesday July10th, meeting at 2 pm for 2:30 pm.
The club welcomes new members.Entrance fee only £3.00; includes light refreshments and a raffle.


Contact information:
Chris Wood.01263 579433/ thegables8@gmail.com
Jean Fermor.01263 578248/jean.fermor@btinternet.comMembers 

May 2024

Members welcomed in a warm sunny day and hopefully bid goodbye to the cold and wet Winter months at their annual Spring Lunch in the Barn at the Overstrand White Horse Pub.


Following a brief welcome from our chairlady members seated themselves down and tucked into a very well presented and hearty ploughman’s lunch served by the cheerful staff of the Pub.


Following lunch and all members replete Chris continued the business process and announced her successful scoop. Having liaised with the local Cromer Community Shed she was introduced to Mark Stucky, a presenter featured on the BBC’s TV programme, The Repair Shop. Chris successfully gained his agreement to be our speaker at our October Meeting 2024.


Concluding a very enjoyable afternoon with tea, biscuits and a lot of chit chat members then looked forward to next month's meeting in June when our speaker will be Liz King, editor of the local publication, Crab Tales.  The meeting will be at our usual venue, Overstrand White Horse Pub in The Barn at 14:00.


The club warmly welcomes new members. Visitor fee only £3.00.and meetings are held every second Wednesday of each month.


Contact information:
Chris Wood- 01263 579433 or thegables8@gmail.com
Jean Fermor- 01263 578248 or jean.fermor@ btinternet.com

April 2024

Our new chairwoman, Chris Wood, gave a warm welcome to members whilst introducing the new committee and explaining member’s roles within the group.  She then acknowledged and thanked the outgoing chairwoman, Jackie Hudson, for her many years loyalty and dedication to the Club with particular emphasis on her brilliant, virtual leadership during lockdown.


Dawn Smith, a member of the club gave an interesting and articulate talk of her previous life serving in the Merchant Navy. When still quite young she left her family home in Brighton and started work at a large London hotel. With a desire to travel and see the world and armed with her hotel experience she secured a job with the prestigious British P&O shipping company and served on their cruise ships.


Dawn spoke of her interaction with the first class passengers and the,”ten pound poms” closeted in tourist class (no up-grade available in those days!) immigrating and sailing out for a new life in the British Colonies. She spoke of her ship transferring sailors from a burning oil tanker in the middle of a vast ocean where air lifting the injured would not have been possible.


We all enjoyed her talk and concluded the afternoon with a raffle, a cuppa and biscuits.


Our next meeting will be at The White Horse. Wednesday, May 8th at 2pm.


The Club welcomes new members. Entrance fee only £3.00 including light refreshments.


Contact information:
Chris Wood: 01263 579433 or thegables8@gmail.com. (Chairwoman)
Jean Fermor: 01263 578248 or jean.fermor@btinternet.com (Secretary)

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