April No.1 2021

Club News – Luncheon on 1st July 2021 The Committee have decided to go for a luncheon meeting on 1st July. The meeting will be at Purley Sports Club at noon for 1pm and tables will be set out with social distancing in mind. Details of how to book for lunch will be announced soon. Please put this date in your diary. Proposal by Ian Payne on cancelling Annual Subscriptions Please note that the Committee are divided on this matter. Proposal: That we cancel all future Annual Subscriptions and refund any paid for 2021 (or transfer to the Chairman’s Charity – Member’s choice). That having agreed to pay no further annual subscriptions towards room hire and other expenses, we recognise that the current balances of about £5,000 will last for approximately 5 years or maybe more and that we therefore expect our club to close after that. If agreed, we can abandon Companion membership and all can […]

Ashdown Forest & Saint hill manor

On 12th June we had a splendid outing to Ashdown Forest and in the afternoon a guided tour of Saint Hill Manor. After a washed out spring we had wonderful weather for our outing, the coach picking us up at the Tudor Rose on Old Coulsdon. After we picked up our guide for the day, Carol, in East Grinstead. Unfortunately on our way to Heaven Farm we were caught up in a horrendous traffic jam which closed the road. When we reached Heaven Farm we were treated to tea and biscuits before our tour of Ashdown Forest. Carol gave us a interesting history of the forest including details of the social structure of the common lands.   We arrived back at Heaven Farm for lunch which was described as a ‘Ploughmans Lunch’ but was in fact a full ham and cheese salad that was greatly appreciated. After lunch we headed […]