Category Archive: RRG Newsletters

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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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter April 2019

What we have been doing We held our AGM in March when we voted to select Dick Crabb to be our new Chairman.  We wish him every success in his new position.  Andrea Saunders was thanked for her time as Chairman.  We also had some very interesting  short talks from three  members called “Pieces of …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter March 2019

What we have been doing As not all of our members were able to attend the Anniversary lunch at Cosenors House in January, for our February meeting we had an afternoon of tea and cakes to continue celebrating  our 30th Anniversary.  The room was decorated  with balloons and the tables had beautiful flower arrangements ,  …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter February 2019

What we have been doing In January  we had our annual auction when members brought any unwanted Christmas gifts to be sold.  Again this was a very entertaining afternoon with many bargains and a lot of hilarity.  Our auctioneer was once again Eric Blanks, who announced that this would be his last time of acting …

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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter January 2019

What we have been doing The film show of Peter Rabbit was a huge success, so much so that it has been requested that we repeat it.  So look out for more information of future films. The holiday to Harrogate was probably the best one that Dot has arranged.  We stayed at the Cairn Hotel …

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