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Raynes Park Afternoon Townwomen's Guild - June 2016

At the April meeting Mr. Colin James gave us an excellent talk entitled ‘Secret Gardens of London’.   Screened photographs illustrated his descriptions of their origins and character.  We came away with a list of ideas for future trips! 

At the beginning of May a new lunchtime venue was tried at West Ewell - another Superfish, run on the same lines as the one at Morden.  A group enjoyed a nice bus trip out for a very good meal.   

A backstage tour of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, was the visit in May.  The tour guide was excellent taking us first up to the upper tier of the blacked out auditorium to look down at the pool of light on the stage, where a technical rehearsal for the ballet Ondine was in progress.   We also looked into a studio where male dancers were walking through a new dance, the area where the sets were stored, and through the sewing room and costume department, with everything carefully bagged up and labelled.  An hour and a half later we were more than ready for a sandwich and cup of tea in a small café near The Strand. 

In June the TWG will be celebrating our 83rd birthday with a ‘Birthday Party with Royal Elements’ on Thursday, 16th at 1.30 pm at St. Saviour’s Church Hall.  Everyone welcome to this social. 

June’s luncheon will be taken at The Rocket at Putney and the visit will be to Kenwood House by Hampstead Heath.

For more information about any of our activities please telephone. 

Dorothy Raymond  Tel: 020 8395 9489

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