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Last updated 31-12-2017

2017 activities

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Visit to Thorngate Hall Pipes at Thorngate Hall

Titchfield Theatre theatre organ (20 images)

Titchfield Festival Theatre has now been re-built under very careful supervision (ho, ho). A visit was arranged to the Gosport Theatre Organ at Thorngate Hall to see what might be involved.
To my mind it sounds just as good as the one in Gosport. (link to a YouTube video)

Stubbington Ark (4 images)

We've done the ferret cages, it was debatable whether they were going to let Chris out, but it was felt that he was more useful as a treasurer. At the moment we are waiting to sort out the H&S implications and for the Spring befgore we get on with anything else.

Raffle prize project (9 images)

Some bright spark came up with the idea of building a dolls house from a kit worth about £1000.00 that was donated. I don't think it's quite as easy they thought but they modified the design slightly to give it a bit more strength. I am sure that it will make an excellent prize along with the lunch and high tea and Bob's beautiful burr-oak fruit bowl.

Many thanks to the following organisations and individuals that donated the prizes. In all it was a very successful and reasonably profitable endeavour.

Marriott Hotel, Meon Valley Sainsburys, Broadcut
Moonstones Florist, Fareham Pk Rd Holiday Inn
Tesco, Fareham SJM Wills & Associates
Wickham Vineyard Mr. & Mrs. Jarman
Mrs.P. Parker Mr. M. Stephenson
Mrs. J Brookes Mr. R. McFarland

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (2 images)

Ten of us made our way to the Museum where we were met by Joe, one of the volunteers, who gave us a fascinating insight into the history of the establishment. I must admit that I had been some 10 years previously and it has expanded tremendously since then. We spent some 3-4 hours looking round and although it is a fairly small site there are a great many artefacts, all seemed to have a potted history for explanation, many interactive exhibits and a lot of staff who all seem to have incredible tales to tell. The only comment that I would make is that they need to ensure that they get an aural history from each of them as it would be a disaster if any of them were to die without leaving their stories for posterity.

All in all a very pleasant day out and highly recommended.

nine of us, one left early Record breaking Hawker Hunter

What a spread and not a custard cream in sight. Cheers Gordon The other end of the Theatre's new bar Just chatting Wide angle Certificate

The Macmillan Big Coffee Morning (5 images).

The event held in the Theatre's new bar raised in excess of £160.00 and was a thoroughly enjoyable morning. Many thanks to Cafe Nero for the cups and Tesco for the plates and serviettes. Here's to next year.

1Community stand in Fareham Town Centre. (7 images)

Apart from us there were stalls from Community Rescue, Bursledon Brickworks Living Museum, Canine Partners - Training assistance dogs for people with disabilities, Rowans Hospice and The Maker Centre in Fareham Library.

June 2017 (4 images).

Helping to refurbish a bus as a mobile temporary shelter for rough sleepers in Portsmouth.

Link to an article in The News

April 2017.

Sue Mason gave an extremely interesting and informative presentation on the necessity for a Will, Power of Attorney, Tenancies in Common and other legal intricacies that, if we haven't thought about it until now, we certainly need to.

Old Will

March 2017 (7 images).

And we cleaned it all up ourselves Mum. It's not often that the Shed is seen in this state. Taken by Malcolm before anybody was let in. Slowly the shed is coming together.

January 2017 (3 images).

It is a lot harder to balance a grinding wheel than you might think. The machine worked brilliantly after refurbishment but an out of balance wheel caused a bit of a headache. Good lads though, they fixed it pretty quickly and now there is a new bench for two grinders and a pillar drill.

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