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2007 - Digital Imaging Group

2007 - Theatre Group III weekend to Malvern

2007 - Theatre Group III literary lunch

2007 - Card Making Group

2007 - Travel Group lunch

 

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TRAVEL GROUP LUNCH

 

DECEMBER 2007- On 1st December 22 members of the Travel Group had their Christmas meal at the White Horse at Pleshey. Thank you to Christine for arranging it all for us. Some people had a short look at Pleshey Castle a fine example of a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle dating from the 12c. Earthworks comprise of the mound on which stood the Castle Keep. The defended Outer Bailey, which housed the Castle staff and the kitchen and chapel. In addition the entire village lies within a sweeping semi-circular Norman bank and ditch, built to defend the village whose prosperity relied on the fortunes of the castle. The castle, which is mentioned in Shakespeare’s Richard 2nd play, has to be seen through gates at most times, but can be viewed with a guide, who brings it all to life, during Essex open house weekend which usually falls around the end of the first week in September. Pictured below (top left) is Travel Group Convenor Christine Lipscombe (second from right). (Report and photos: Jackie Towler)

 

 

 

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CARD MAKING GROUP

 

NOVEMBER 2007 With Christmas approaching, the ladies in the Card Making Group are busy making greetings cards. Pictured, left to right: Joan Hobbs, Shirley Staples, Annette Dwyer-Joyce, Doreen Churchman, Judy Storey, Barbara Rainbird and Joyce Walker  (Photos: Gillian Gibbs)

 

 

 

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THEATRE GROUP  III LITERARY LUNCH

 

NOVEMBER 2007 - Members of the Theatre Group III enjoyed a fine lunch at the Cambridge hotel where several "celebrities" gave a talk and signed copies of their books.

 

Above left: Princess Michael of Kent delights the audience with extracts from her latest book. (Photo: Brian Leith)

 

Above right: Simon Hoggart was in good form as he related one or two political anecdotes. (Photo: Brian Leith)

 

Left: Princess Michael very graciously signed copies of her book and posed for photographs. (Photo: Brian Leith)

 

 

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THEATRE GROUP  III WEEKEND TO MALVERN

 

 JUNE 2007 - Thirteen members of Theatre Group Three, convened by Judith Finn, spent an enjoyable weekend together in the historic town of Malvern. The day following their arrival some relaxed in this town renowned for the curative powers of its waters, while others undertook a guided tour conducted by the president of the town's civic society. That evening, following a pre-theatre dinner, the group enjoyed a play by Alan Bennett ~ "Office Suite" ~ starring Patricia Routledge, famous for playing Mrs Bouquet in the television series "Keeping up Appearances." (Report and photos: Brian Leith)

 

  The Group enjoys dinner on the first night at the hotel

  A tour of the town revealed many interesting facts

  The museum revealed secrets of the town

  The centrally located Abbey Hotel was a convenient base

 

 

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DIGITAL IMAGING GROUP

 

MAY 2007 - Members of the Digital Imaging Group enjoyed a field trip to the gardens at Warley Place (Photo: Rosemary Morris)

 

 

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