February 2014

Here we are into 2014 and already with at least one meet covered. The last meet of 2014 was the Christmas Party that was enjoyed by all who managed to get there either for the afternoon/evening and also those who ventured to stay overnight. The American tea was very fulfilling and left enough for a snack at coffee/tea break in the evening. Plenty of entertainment and people enjoying themselves.

By the time this is read we would have had our 35th Birthday party meet in February. As I sit here writing this I am aware that around the area where we are going to they have had flooding so fingers crossed that it will have cleared itself by then. The main road nearby has been closed for probably about two weeks now although there are ways around it.

During March there aren’t any Wessex meets and our next is our AGM in April which hopefully will be well supported. We could do with some new people to join the committee and bring some fresh input to the Wessex committee. It’s not an arduous job and we only have the minimum of meetings during the year so it doesn’t take up too much time. Please think about it and if you would like more information talk to Richard, myself or any other committee member to learn a bit more.

Don’t forget that there is a lovely charity shop near to this site, Wildhern, at Enham Alamein. There always seems to be a good number of people who go there and you can grab a coffee as well in their cafe. This is a charity shop run on behalf of the Enham Trust which started in 1919 following the need for Britain to help retrain disabled Servicemen from the Great War, and Enham was chosen to be the pioneering ‘village centre’. It was renamed Enham Alamein in the 1940s following a gift from Egypt recognising the gallantry of the British forces at the Battle of El Alamein in WW2. It has grown over the years and still supports disabled people to achieve their goals. To learn more visit their website if you have access to the internet.

Easter falls in April this year so many of you will spend this long weekend at the FolkGroup national meet at Evesham.

A last note is the sad loss of Roy Howard who many of you will have known. Our thoughts will remain with Janet and family as they do now.

Pam (Secretary)