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Raynes Park Afternoon Townswomen's Guild - February 2015

The last of the many events arranged for December was the Christmas Party.  The Committee worked hard to provide a suitable tea and nonsense entertainment, but throughout the afternoon was ably supported by many other members who helped in various ways to make this social a happy, friendly occasion.  The party continued with each member choosing a ‘raffle’ prize from the fine selection offered and finished when we all joined hands to sing We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Following this enjoyable event, members have been quieter in January although a small group did venture to The George, Morden to lunch together.

Our regular meeting on 15th January featured Mr. Dennis Sexton who gave us an instructive and entertaining talk entitled Trumpet Fanfare having first placed a fascinating collection of instruments on a large table beside him.  Starting with a Cow Horn, Mr. Sexton explained the features of each instrument before demonstrating with a tune.   Instruments included a Hunting Horn, Bugle, Fanfare (or Flag) Trumpet, Brass Band Cornet, Echo Trumpet, Pocket Trumpet, Fugle Horn, ‘C’ Trumpet, E Flat & D Trumpet as well as several regular brass trumpets with different finishes.  Personally I loved Teddy Bears Picnic on the Pocket Trumpet, Cossack Patrol on the Echo Trumpet and Kenny Ball’s Midnight in Moscow on his favourite instrument.

In early February we will be lunching at Superfish, Morden, and the following week visiting Twickenham Museum.  Our regular meeting at 1.30 pm at St. Saviour's Church Hall is on Thursday, 19th February (third Thursday of the month).

The cold weather has made us think forward to the summer outing.  We will be organising a coach trip to Hastings on Thursday, 20th August! last year we would like to invite any Residents and members of the Rendezvous and Pavilion Clubs to join us on this trip.  For now, if the idea is appealing, please make a note of the date.  Arrangements and price will be confirmed later.

We look forward to seeing you.  Friends and visitors and new members are always welcome.

Please telephone if you would like more information about Raynes Park Townswomen’s Guild. 

Dorothy RaymondTel: 020 8395 9489


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