The Friendship Club
The Friendship Club was started in the village in the 1970's to give all residents and friends of the village an opportunity to meet and socialise over a cup of tea/coffee.
In recent years the club is kindly hosted at different homes around the village, normally on the third Thursday of each month between 10:30 and 12:30.
The Club is friendly and informal. It's a great way to get to know your fellow villagers to meet socially for a chat over coffee/biscuits and very often cake! Villagers old and new and friends of the village will always be made very welcome. There is no membership or admission charge. The Bring & Buy table and a monthly raffle raise the funds for all the club's other events. So if you can spare an hour once a month, please do drop in, we would love to see you!
If you would like more details or a lift contact Patrick on 259 2350 patrick@mcarragher
The Club urgently need new members if it is to survive!
So if you can spare an hour, please come and join us. We would love to see you and you will be made most welcome.
We are sad to report the loss of two of our regular supporters:
Thelma Short died in February and her funeral was held in St Andrew's Church. Thelma had long standing Methodist Church connections and the Revd Gordon Webb, a retired Methodist Minister from Great Glen, gave the address. She had worshipped regularly in St Andrew's and she was laid to rest alongside her parents in the churchyard.
Ian Selvey-Willars passed away suddenly and his funeral was held in St Cuthbert's Church, Great Glen, where Ian had been a bell ringer. Local bellringers gathered and rang a quarter peal in his memory.
Burton Overy Friendship Club In January the Coffee morning was hosted by Jo and Julian Swain at "Bunkers Hill" in front of a roaring log fire.
The February meeting was cancelled as a mark of respect.
16 attended the March meeting which was at "White House Farm" (Our thanks to Mr & Mrs Grant)
April 18th "Kingarth Farm" (Mr & Mrs Barbour)
May 16th "Gartree Cottage"(Patrick McArragher)
June 20th "Thorndale Cottage" (Lynn Bayliss)
July 18th was the Strawberry & Cream Tea at "Cantu" Beadswell Lane. (Vicky Ryall) (Our thanks' to Jane Chandler for the lovely strawberries and cream, scones and cakes)
August 15th The Coffee Morning was at "The Sallows" (Mary Parker)
September 18th was a Day visit to Kelmarsh Hall – 15 regulars and friends met at the hall on a glorious sunny day. We had an introductory talk on arrival followed by Tea/Coffee and biscuits and were then free to explored the house, gardens and the recently opened and award winning "Below stairs" servants quarters. Many thanks to the Burton Overy village charity for the donation towards the costs.
Future meetings planned are:
THURSDAY November 21st "The Springs" Carlton Lane
WEDNESDAY December 4th Christmas Lunch at "The Crown" Tur Langton
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15th 2020 "Bunkers Hill"(Mr & Mrs Swain)
As usual a big thank you to all our Hosts for their very kind hospitality this past year
During the long hot summer the group continued to meet socially once a month.
On May 17th 15 of us went for a Spring Lunch at the "Fox & Goose" Illston on Hill
On June 21st a Coffee Morning was held at "Brindles" Scotland Lane. (Janet & Keith Smith)
July 19th was the Strawberry & Cream Tea at "Cantu" Beadswell Lane. (Vicky Ryall)
(Thanks' to Jane Chandler for all the lovely strawberries and cream plus cakes)
August 16th The Coffee Morning was at "Kingarth Farm" Town Street. (Mr & Mrs Barbour)
Future meetings planned are
November 14th (Wednesday) "The Springs" Carlton Lane
December 6th Christmas Lunch at "The Crown" Tur Langton
As usual a big thank you to all our Hosts for their very kind hospitality.
The Friendship Club
Thelma Short 0116 259 2137
Betty Patrick 0116 259 2350
Jean Harris 0116 259 2251