We meet at 2 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Congregational Church, Kilwardby St, Ashby.
There is normally a guest speaker or, in December, musical entertainment.
This is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to meet and talk with other members.
|Tue 24th Apr||Pat & Pete Fitzpatrick||Supporting SOS Children's Villages|
|Tue 22nd May||Fool's Gold||Acoustic music & the stories behind the songs|
|Tue 26th Jun||Julie Ede||Edward and Mrs Simpson|
|Tue 24th Jul||AGM||Mark Walsh||The Variety Theatre|
|Tue 28th Aug||Cream Tea||none||Cream Tea served by the Committee|
|Tue 25th Sep||Ann Featherstone||The baby-killer and the thief - Victorian crimes|
|Tue 23rd Oct||Alan Gray||'You cannot be serious' - a Wimbledon umpire|
|Tue 27th Nov||Roger Hailwood||The National Memorial Arboretum|
|Tue 11th Dec||Christmas Event||TBA||Musical entertainment|
|Tue 22nd Jan||John Winter||Intercare - Medical Aid to Africa|
|Tue 26th Feb||William J French||A Butler to Royalty|
|Tue 26th Mar||Ralph Jerram||The history of Desert Island Discs|
Tea Rota, Meeters & Greeters, Reporting Groups
|Month||Tea Group||Meet & Greet||Reporting Groups|
|Tue 24th Apr||Jane Barnett, June Meir, Marion Shuttleworth, Sheila Hampson||Leslie & David Thomas||Italian & Literature|
|Tue 22nd May||Val & Trevor Reed||Lunch & Medium Walks|
|Tue 26th Jun||Anne Donegan +||Dorothy Chapman||Music Appreciation & Quiz|
|Tue 24th Jul||Recorder & Short Walks|
|Tue 28th Aug||The Committee||No groups reporting|
|Tue 25th Sep||Supper and Trips & Outings|
|Tue 23rd Oct||Jean Preece +||Walking and Arts & Crafts|
|Tue 27th Nov||Jenny & Pete Slawson, Bridget & Jim Fairway||Bird Watching & Bridge|
|Tue 11th Dec||The Committee||No groups reporting|
Subject: Becoming a Blue Badge Guide
Speaker: Margaret Harrison
Margaret Harrison has been the holder of the coveted 'Blue Badge' for many years giving her the right to conduct guided walks, guided city centre tours and also bus tours in Nottinghamshire. Margaret explained how the blue badge qualification came into being in 1951 and how much learning you had to take on board in the hope of then passing the necessary examination in order to obtain the said badge. A total of 150 questions had to be answered in just 45 minutes and candidates had to score a minimum of 131 correct answers to pass the test. Once obtained, badge holders are under a duty not to bring the Blue Badge into disrepute or else the badge can be taken away from you.
Margaret gave us all an extremely amusing talk about slipping and sliding down Mortimer's hole in Nottingham whilst leading a group of tourists around the city as well as many other very funny anecdotes. This included the story about the over enthusiastic tourist who wanted to know how many undiscovered caves there were in Nottingham. Margaret knew exactly how to deal with such questions in calm and collected manner. It would be fair to say that Margaret had us all laughing our socks off for well over an hour.
Ashby Spa WI singing group. December 2017