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The Strand Club Meeting Reports

November 2022

Brian Hedge was our speaker for November and he gave a presentation of ‘The Way We Were’. This is one of twenty-six presentations produced by Brian and was the very first one he showed 11 years ago. It brought back many memories for members on how things were before the 2nd World War, to how they are now. So many changes on how we lived with outside loos, water pumps, weekly baths, how food was grown and harvested, the evacuation of children during the war, free school milk which was abolished in 1971 among so many memories.

Afterwards our chairman was given her Christmas present from the members as she will be away with family recuperating, after her reverse shoulder joint operation is carried out on the 16th November.

Our New Year will kick off as usual with a lunch out. This time we will be going to the Royal in Mundesley. Then on 8th February we will be hearing about the ‘Tale of Tom Hickathrift’.  If you want to know who he was come along and join us in ‘The Barn’ in the White Horse, Overstrand at 2pm.


New members and visitors are always welcome. £2 on the door for members and £3 for visitors.
Further details from Josie 579748 or Jackie 720866

October 2022

Our chairman welcomed 16 members and 2 visitors to the cream tea on 12th October, then told us some good news about the Jubilee tree that we have been trying since March to find permission to plant. After being passed from one council department after another Jackie happened to mention to Lucy at the White Horse that we were looking for somewhere to plant a tree to commemorate 25 years of the Club, together with the wonderful 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The silver birch is now to be found in the garden of the White Horse, and will soon have a plaque for all to see.

Plans for our Christmas Party on 14th December and our New Year’s Meal on 18th January were discussed before we tucked in to a delicious cream tea provided by the White Horse. (We seem to do a fair amount of eating!!) Next month on 9th November, Brian Hedge will be taking us down memory lane when he presents a talk entitled ‘The Way We Were’.

Raffle prizes were won by Chris Wood, Tina Smith, Margaret Cody, Peggy Gardner and June Morris.

Visitors and new members are always welcome at our 2pm meetings in the Barn at the White Horse where we charge £2 members and £3 visitors on the door. Further details from Josie 579748 or Jackie 720866

September 2022

Our September meeting in the White Horse, Overstrand began with a minute’s silence held in memory of Queen Elizabeth II who had died on the 8th September after a reign of over 70 years after which our Chairman, Jackie gave a short eulogy on her life and reign.

The speaker this month was archivist Brian Hedge who gave a slide show on ‘Overstrand’Once known as the village of millionaires. Now a tranquil seaside resort. It was interesting to see photos of how both Overstrand and Cromer have developed over more than 100 years with the coach and horses form of transport being overtaken by the introduction of the
trains. Brian also does a musical quiz and the members expressed an interest so this has been booked for September next year.

Our October 12th meeting will be the cream tea, which is always a big hit with members, then on November 9 th we have Brian Hedge, back with his Illustrated talk ‘The Way We Were’, which will again stir many a memory.

Jackie then told us that after some considerable time trying to find a suitable place to plant our Jubilee Tree, The White Horse might come to our rescue and allow us to plant the tree in their gardens.

New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings for which there is a small charge on the door of £2 members and £3 visitors. Further information from Josie 579748 or Jackie 720866

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