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Raynes Park Afternoon Townwomen's Guild - January 2016

At our monthly meeting in November our speaker was Christopher Bishop from Bishop & Sons, a removal company established in 1854.   A member of the British Association of Removers, the company logo is a bishop chess piece.  The first vans were horse-drawn with the company breeding horses to pull them, although in the 1800s the company also made use of the railways.  To illustrate vehicles used over the years, Mr. Bishop brought a number of charming Corgi and models of yesteryear toys.  The company’s best publicity came from a Kit Kat advert with the men with van having a break!  Today, the company can provide cartons for books, wardrobe cartons and small boxes for miscellaneous items to pack into a  pantechnicon with a sleeping area for two drivers.  However, I cannot agree with Mr. Bishop’s assertion that we should all move every three years! 

On 24th November a large group travelled to Chessington Garden Centre  to examine the amazing choice of Christmas decorations and gift ideas which put us all in the mood for our Christmas Lunch on 3rd December.  This year we booked into The Woodman in South Wimbledon to thoroughly enjoy an excellent meal served in their spacious and airy extension at the rear. 

In January a group will go to Peter Pan at Wimbledon Theatre (6th) and the following week to the Music Hall (13th) and then on Thursday, 21st,  a favourite with members, the harpist Margaret Watson, is returning to St Saviour’s Church Hall to entertain us again at our meeting at 1.30 pm.  You are invited to join us if you would like to hear her play.  Visitors are always welcome.

 Dorothy Raymond   020 8395 9489        

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