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Event Reports 2018


‘Say it with Music’ – Wednesday 7 March



The Vinyl Record evening (‘Say it with Music’) seemed to go down very well.

There were some twenty-odd people there and they all seemed to have a pleasant (and different) evening at the Club. David Aslett and John Frankland played a variety of records ranging from Harry Bidgood (who’s he?) & his Dance Band from the 1930s on a 10inch shellac 78rpm  through to Bix Beiderbecke (of course), Ted Heath (not the ex Prime Minister!) & his band, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Glen Campbell, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elkie Brookes etc etc.

Excellent buffet by Vanessa.


‘The Loneliest Island in the World’, a talk by John Lee – Wednesday 7 February



John did not reveal the identity of the Island until the talk started when the 25 or so members present discovered that Tristan da Cunha (Pop. 254) was the subject.

Early in 2006 John and his late wife Jeanette made the 19 day journey from Cape Town to Tristan and back on RMS St Helena – a vessel half the size of the Clipper.

John described the ship board life, the rather perilous transfers to/from Tristan, the original settlers, and life on Tristan itself.

A fascinating talk which was thoroughly enjoyed by members.

More information about Tristan can be found HERE.


Ladies’ Day – Monday 1 January


Ladies’ Day gives the Commodore the opportunity to host our ladies for an hour or so.

The Commodore had the pleasure of hosting some 15 ladies who joined him for a glass or two of fizz.