CHILTERN DISTRICT WELSH SOCIETY
Friends from Chiltern District Welsh Society gathered for a day of golf on Friday, August 29. Here is the club’s report.
What a fabulous summer and fortunately the weather on our golf day was once again kind to us. We had 18 golfers sign up, so it worked perfectly without drafting in any of our stalwart extras. Mike Stythe was due to join us but sadly suffered some cracked ribs at the last minute and had to withdraw. We had an additional six members come for lunch which was great. Our president was unfortunately called away to America and was unable to join us.
Marilyn had a brilliant round, scoring top marks, 44 stableford points. Jasper Garnham had the highest score for the men of 34. Colin and Pam Britton won nearest the pin and the longest drives were won by Margaret and Gwyn Owen. Ann Lawrence, who was unable to play due to injury this year, kindly presented the prizes.
The winning team were Colin Thomas, Margaret Broomby and Marilyn Evans.
Robert Britton addressed everyone, suggesting that maybe another year we
CHESHAM TOWNSWOMENS GUILD
As chairman for the October meeting it was Pauline Baxter’s pleasant duty to open the proceedings with congratulations on behalf of guild members to Cecily White and her husband Ron who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary.
After giving her financial report, Greta Thorne went on to remind members to put their names on the list if they wished to attend the federation Apple Day in October, and also to remember the federation Carol Service in Amersham in December.
There is also a Games Afternoon proposed for February of next year - always a popular event. Greta said that if anyone had a suggestion for a game they particularly enjoyed this would be welcome for consideration, but of course this is all a long way ahead.
Reporting on the Art & Craft group Greta said she had received a letter of thanks for the baby clothes the group had knitted.
It was then time to introduce Kay Webb from Swan Lifeline. Kay explained that this is a charity established in the 1980’s, and it was set up to care for the welfare of swans on the River Thames and to rescue and give medical attention to those birds who had been injured whether by accident or sadly by design and keep them until they were fit to be released back into which ever part of the river where they had been picked up. Some of her slides showed horrific injuries from gunshot wounds and even a crossbow. Some also get covered in oil which has to be removed by using Fairy Liquid.
The organisation is based at Cuckoo Weir just off the Thames and is well equipped, with pens where the birds are safely kept and these are specially designed with the swans welfare and should go to pastures new with fresh organisers and a new format. No-one volunteered to take over the helm, and the consensus seemed to be ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’! So we have booked the same Friday next year at Oakland Park.
Colin gave a vote of thanks to Pam and Rob for organising the event. needs in mind. Kay also gave members some interesting facts about the habits of swans and how they mate, incubate their eggs and look after the cygnets. It seems they very territorial and fierce fights can break out with “trespassers”
It was obvious that Swan Lifeline is very necessary to look after these beautiful birds,.
The next meeting will be on the 5th November in the Lowndes Room of the Town Hall at 2.30 p.m. The speaker is Jenny Thorne whose subject is the Amish community. Visitors are most welcome.
CHALFONT ST PETER WI
After our summer break during August, we are now back at our monthly meetings which are held in the Church Hall every second Wednesday of the month 2pm to 4pm.
Once a month a group of members meet up for coffee and a chat in different venues.
In September this was in Budgens in Market Place and in October it will be at Crumbs cafe.
At our September meeting we were entertained by a local lady, Ruth Butcher, who played and talked about the history of her Paraguayan harp and how she was taught to play it in spite of not being able to read music. She had our feet tapping to the music, mainly Spanish tunes. It was really soothing and pleasant.
To end the afternoon we had a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake made by one of our members.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our outing to Milestones in August.
We look forward to the autumn group meeting on October 14 in the community centre and to our trip to John Lewis in High Wycombe in November.