AMER­SHAM AND HEAR­ING

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Kate wel­comed all to our De­cem­ber Christ­mas party, and thanked those who had set the ta­bles out, beau­ti­fully dressed. It was good to see our vice-pres­i­dent Hamish Thom­son and his wife Ali­son; also to meet again our honorary mem­ber Pat Sims.

Those that couldn’t come were much missed – our Pres­i­dent, Dr Alan Mor­ris and his wife Sylvia, also Ray and Jill Nut­man.

Kate in­tro­duced the Amer­sham Evening Townswom­ens’ Guild, who were our en­ter­tain­ers for the evening.

It was fit­ting that we started with Deck the Halls as our hall at Hal­i­fax House was decked out so beau­ti­fully. We all sang heartily the old fa­mil­iar car­ols and heard some funny Christ­mas read­ings.

It was a very joy­ful oc­ca­sion and a round of ap­plause fol­lowed as Kate thanked them for en­ter­tain­ing us. After re­fresh­ments of mince pies and Christ­mas cake, we had a bumper raf­fle of 25 prizes.

We are a friendly club, and if you have a hear­ing im­pair­ment we would be so pleased to see you. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Kate We­ber, 7 Webb Close, Che­sham, HP5 2JQ. Tel: 01494 773 359. Please note trans­port can be pro­vided. AMER­SHAM TOWNSWOM­ENS’

The De­cem­ber meet­ing of our Guild was the an­nual Christ­mas Party held at Oak­lands Golf Club.

The staff made us very wel­come and the round ta­bles of 10 per­sons looked very fes­tive as we came into the room.

The Christ­mas meal was very tasty and hot, and served by the friendly peo­ple, who also ran the bar.

The Guild choir led some carol singing and per­formed three of their own spe­cial items, in­clud­ing a lovely duet.

The choir had ear­lier in the month sung at Hal­i­fax House to the Amer­sham Hard of Hear­ing group for their Christ­mas party, they like us to go each year, and we re­ally en­joy it.

GUILD

The choir also sang as part of the Chiltern & Cas­tle Fed­er­a­tion Carol con­cert, which this year was held in St Michael’s Church, Amer­sham.

Our Pres­i­dent Mar­garet Parry ended the evening with a hu­mor­ous poem which she had com­posed about all the Guild ac­tiv­i­ties.

2015 looks to be another busy year ahead with sev­eral out­ings and meet­ings al­ready on the cal­en­dar, plus all the usual ac­tiv­i­ties like book club, bad­minton, walk­ing and So­cial Stud­ies etc. on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

As our chair­man Anne Barnard pointed out in the news­let­ter, the Guild is only as strong as its mem­bers and we do need new peo­ple on the com­mit­tee to keep the Guild run­ning, as events don’t just hap­pen!

Choles­bury Hall was soon look­ing fes­tive, and dec­o­ra­tive can­dles were lit, was that a case of be­ing pre­pared for the worst? The mes­sage had been sent round of a change of venue and a will­ing hus­band was posted on the drive­way of St Leonards Hall to di­rect any of our vis­i­tors who might have been un­sure of how to find Choles­bury, and luck­ily for us, our speaker for the evening also found his way.

John Dun­ster­ville grew up with four older brothers in a fam­ily where the boys and their par­ents all played mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, and with his ukulele and gui­tar, and his wife giv­ing support, they put on an en­ter­tain­ing mu­si­cal evening of rock ’n’ roll, in­ter­spersed with anec­dotes and photographs of their lives in both the mu­sic business and with other ven­tures.

Ev­ery­one then en­joyed an ex­cel­lent sup­per of sand­wiches and other del­i­ca­cies and sweet things pre­pared by our com­mit­tee, with glasses of mulled wine, and tea and cof­fee to fin­ish.

Our vis­i­tors gave warm thanks and were asked to take a present from the bas­ket at the door as they left. And those of us liv­ing in St Leonards re­turned home to thank­fully find that the vil­lage had been sup­plied with gen­er­a­tors and we could see our­selves safely into our houses.

Shirley

Amer­sham and Che­sham Hard of Hear­ing Club held a Christ­mas party last month. The group of­fers a warm wel­come to new mem­bers

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