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Raynes Park Afternoon Townwomen's Guild - Oct 2015

On August 20th we went on our coach outing to Hastings. We were very pleased to welcome the residents from various local organisations who joined us. It was good to be able to take a full coach. Thank you to all who came. Despite a doubtful forecast, the weather remained fine, and an enjoyable day was had by all. 

August is always a quieter month, as many of our members are away or entertaining grandchildren, but our Social activities resumed in September with a boat trip to Hampton Court on September 3rd.  Seven members met at Wimbledon, and travelled to Westminster for the 11.00 a.m. boat. Due to an ebbing tide, the trip took well over three hours, leaving us plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery. An interesting commentary on some of the landmarks we passed was given by a member of the crew, and going through two locks added to the excitement. At Hampton Court, we were fortunate in catching a train back to Raynes Park fairly quickly. The wind was getting up towards the end, but (despite the forecast) the rain kept off. All agreed it had been a most enjoyable day. 

The following week, a smaller group went to the Haywain at Epsom for a leisurely lunch – another enjoyable social occasion.

Our regular monthly meetings resumed in September with an Open Social Meeting under the Celebration of Age Programme. At the time of writing, this will be our next event. 

Our monthly meeting in October will be on Thursday 15th October, 1.30 for 1.45 pm in St. Saviour’s Church Hall, when Mrs. Woolfe Skinner will be giving a talk entitled “Exit of Children from Germany” (a personal story of Kinder Transport.) we understand she is an entertaining speaker – and, as usual, all are welcome to come along to the meeting. 

There will be two Social activities during October. On Thursday 1st October we are organising a ‘Harvest Lunch’ in St. Saviour’s Church Hall – 12.30 for 1.00 pm. (For catering purposes, numbers are needed in advance for this.) Then on Wednesday 7th October, we will be meeting at the Woodman, in Wimbledon Park, for lunch. 

Our October visit will be on Tuesday 6th October (brought forward a week as some members will be going on the outing to Bletchley Park on Wednesday 14th) when we will be meeting at Waterloo to go to the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch. The garden will also be open, so we are hoping the weather will be fine. 


If you would like further information about any of our activities, please contact Mrs. Dorothy Raymond on 020 8395 9489.

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