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