Category Archive: RRG Newsletters

Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter April 2020

What we have been doing March was our A.G.M. when the Chairman and Committee all agreed to stand for another year. After the A.G.M we had a very amusing and interesting talk by Anne Borrowdale called “The Invigilator who burnt his trousers”. The last of our winter film shows was “Judy”, about Judy Garland.  This …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter March 2020

What we have been doing John Huddleston was our speaker in February and he showed us a video of his Investiture at Windsor Castle.  This was most interesting as we were able to see the progress of an investiture (behind the scenes), with the courtiers telling the recipients where to stand and how to proceed.  …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter February 2020

What we have been doing Our annual auction was this year compared by Chris Gasson as Eric Blanks had retired from this position.  This again proved an entertaining afternoon with many bargains to be had.  Chris made it a very entertaining time with quips about some of the items.  We had quite a few biscuits …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter January 2020

What we have been doing Twenty seven members and friends went to the Isle of Wight for a Tinsel and Turkey break at the end of November.  This was the last time Dot Hewlett organised a holiday for Radley Retirement Group and she has now given up after twelve years.  She was thanked for all …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter December 2019

What we have been doing Our speaker for the November meeting was David Barbour MVO who gave a very interesting talk about Swann Upping.  He explained that the ceremony takes place in July and travels from Sunbury lock to Abingdon.  The boatmen wear traditional costume and row in wooden skiffs with the royal flag flying …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter October 2019

What we have been doing Jennifer Cowling was our speaker in August and her talk was entitled “From the Page to the Stage”.  This was a very interesting talk about how difficult it was to put on an amateur show.  There are many licences which have to be paid to different bodies and restrictions as …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter August 2019

What we have been doing Our July meeting was supposed to be a talk from Carol McKay about “Environmental Health” but unfortunately she was unable to come but instead Paul Mann stepped in and gave us a very informative talk about “Emergency Planning for Oxfordshire”.  We were  surprised at how many different bodies would be …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter July 2019

What we have been doing June was our “Summer meeting” when we had scones with jam and cream and tea and were entertained by Julian Annells with music from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. We were also reminded about the “Get together” meetings at Bowyer Arms each Monday from 12pm. Heavy rain and thunderstorms were …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter June 2019

What we have been doing Mr Bruce Duncan was our speaker in May and he spoke about his time as “A Loan Soldier.”  He gave a very interesting talk about the many Middle Eastern countries which he served in, and the difficult times that he and his young family lived through. As a serving member …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter May 2019

What we have been doing At 2.15 on a cold morning 19 members and friends set off by coach for Gatwick airport for our holiday to Denia in Spain.  We had a short delay on take-off as BA had put someone’s luggage on board without the passenger but we arrived at the hotel in time …

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