The Strand Club Meeting Reports

November 2021

Members were treated to a most interesting and long-awaited talk by Paul Strutt about some of the work done by the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS). Most of us were surprised to hear that they have been in existence since 1970. They started after only five months of planning and organisation, with 71 General Practitioners participating, covering well over 80% of the County.

 

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party. New members and visitors are always welcome. We charge £2 on the door for members and £3 for visitors.


We always have a warm welcome for visitors and new members at the Pavilion in Overstrand on second Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Further details from Jackie (Chairman) 01263 720866 or Josie (Treasurer) 01263 579748

October 2021

24 Members gathered for our ‘cream tea’ provided once again by The Old Rock Shop Bistro’.  Our chairman, Jackie had done her research and told us the gruesome tale of Burke and Hare, the body snatchers, who committed their heinous crimes in the early 1800’s in Edinburgh. After Burke was hanged in 1829 his body was publicly dissected by Prof. Alexander Monro. A pocket book made from his skin can be found displayed at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. These diabolical incidences did not, however affect our members appetites as they devoured their scones, jam and cream in no time.


Our next meeting will be on November 10th when a member of Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) will be coming to tell us about some of the work they do in our area. There will be a small charge on the door of £3 for visitors and £2 for members.


We always have a warm welcome for visitors and new members at the Pavilion in Overstrand on second Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Further details from Jackie (Chairman) 01263 720866 or Josie (Treasurer) 01263 579748

September 2021

 

On 8th September the Strand Club met for the first time since their AGM in March 2020.  We were to have had an Anniversary meal back in January as it would have been 25 years since inauguration.  However, we were all extremely pleased with the Ploughmans' lunch provided by the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer.  The cricket pavilion was decorated with silver balloons and a banner, the Bistro had baked a super anniversary cake which was cut and eagerly devoured before the members set off home nearly 3 hours later.  There was so much pent-up, enthusiastic chatter that it was difficult for our chairman to catch a quiet spell to remind members that our cream tea will be on 13th October, with a member of Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) coming to speak to us on 10th November.  A great afternoon catching up with old friends.  

Visitors are always welcome, £3 on the door (£2 for members) for further information contact Josie 579748 vice chairman or Jackie 720866 chairman.