I would like to thank our Social Committee who have been very busy arranging numerous events, starting off with a musical evening which includes pie and pea supper on 9th March, don’t forget to bring your choice of cd’s. Other interesting trips and holidays have been arranged throughout the year, so well done Social Committee.
Unfortunately, we have had some of our members who have suffered illness recently. I would like tom wish Bob Kay well after his knee operation, and also our Secretary Michael Nield who has still not fully recovered. Best wishes also to any other members who are not feeling too well at the moment.
I hope that all members who went to the Travellers Rest after bowls and the Legs of Man for the Luncheon Club enjoyed their meals. I look forward to being able to join in all forthcoming activities very soon.
On a final note, we are looking for a volunteer to take over the position of Newsletter Editor.
The Speaker today is: – Mr Graham Dodds who will talk about the History of Crewe Hall
Birthdays during March 2016.
Peter Davenport, Norman Hart, John Vardon
Bill and Brenda Booth who will celebrate their 65th Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary on Thursday 24 March 2016
The February walk was a local one around the hamlet of Barthomley with its impressive Grade 1 Listed church, St Bertaline’s.
Eight members and two ladies attended for a very pleasant four mile stroll taking in the picturesque Mill Dale. The weather was bright and blustery after the earlier snow – a nice change from this winter’s incessant rain.
Those of us who stopped for lunch at the White Lion also had a look around the interior of the church, one of its most interesting features being its imposing oak ceiling.
The next walk is on Wednesday 2nd March and is in the Peckforton hills in mid Cheshire, it takes in the highest point on the Sandstone Trail, Raw Head.
The walk is approximately 5.5 miles and should take 3 to 4 hours – a bit more strenuous than our recent walks. We will park near the Bickerton Poacher pub on the A534 Nantwich to Wrexham road.
I suggest we meet at 9am in Kidsgrove as it is about a 45 minute drive and we want to finish in time for lunch at the Bickerton Poacher.
Snowdrops at Odd Rode
All Saint’s Church, Scholar Green will be open daily from 5th February to 6 March 2016; 12.30pm to 4.00pm.
The church will be decorated with snowdrops, seasonal flowers, candles and light refreshments will be served.
Come along, you will be made most welcome!
Eating in the Fifties
- Oil was for lubricating your bike not for cooking, lard and fat was for cooking.
- Bread and jam was a punishment.
- Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves, not bags.
- Tea had only one colour, black. Green tea etc. Was not kosher.
- Coffee was only drunk when we had no tea.
- Cubed sugar was regarded as a bit of an over kill.
- Hors d’oeuvre as spelling mistake and totally foreign.
- The starter was our main meal.
- Soup was a main meal.
- The menu consisted of what we were given and was set in stone for the whole family.
- Only Heinz made beans, any others were imposters.
- Leftovers went in the dog.
- Special food for dogs and cats was unheard of.
- Sauce was either brown or red.
- Fish was only eaten on Fridays.
- Fish didn’t have fingers in those days.
- Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
- Special meals only came from the fish and chip shop.
- For the best taste fish and chips had to be eaten out of old newspapers.
- Frozen food was called ice cream.
- Nothing ever went off in the fridge because there was no such thing.
Service 80 Kidsgrove Town Service
- Operated by: Stanways CoachesDays of Operation: Tuesdays and FridaysRoute Description:Kidsgrove Health Centre, Mount Road, Attwood Street, Heathcote Street, King Street, Whitehall Avenue, Gloucester Road, Liverpool Road, Tesco, Liverpool Road, The Avenue, First Avenue, Clough Hall Road, Beech Drive, Mitchell Avenue, Cedar Avenue, Congleton Road, Old Butt Lane, West Avenue, Linley Road, Coppice Road, Lynn Avenue, Walton Way, Coalpit Hill, Newcastle Road, Unity Way, Mitchell Drive, Mitchell Avenue, Beech Drive, Clough Hall Road, First Avenue, The Avenue, Liverpool Road, Tesco, Liverpool Road, Gloucester Road, Whitehall Avenue, KingStreet, Heathcote Street, Attwood Street, Whitehill Road, Mount Road, The Mount, Liverpool Road, Stone Bank Road, Chatterley Drive, Hillside Avenue, Chatterley Drive, Stone Bank Road, Windmill Avenue, Ravenscliffe Road, Long Row, The Mount, Mount Road, Kidsgrove Health Centre.Timetable:Kidsgrove Health Centre 10.1511.1512.3513.30Whitehill Co-op 10.1711.1712.3713.32King Street 10.2511.2512.4013.35Tesco Store 10.2811.2812.4213.37Clough Hall Road 10.3011.3012.4613.41Old Butt Lane09.4010.3611.3612.5213.47Lynn Avenue09.4410.4011.4012.5613.51Unity Way PO09.4710.4311.4312.5913.54Clough Hall Road09.4310.4811.4813.0213.57Tesco Store09.5610.5211.5213.0614.01King Street09.5910.5611.5613.1014.05Whitehill Co-op10.0211.0112.0113.1514.10Kidsgrove Health Centre10.0511.0412.0413.1814.13Latebrook, Chatterley Dr.10.0811.08….13.2214.17Windmill Avenue10.1211.12….13.2614.21Kidsgrove Health Centre10.1511.15….13.2914.24 Dates for your diaryDayDateDescWednesday24 Feb 2016Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.Wednesday2 Mar 2016The walk is in the Peckforton hills in mid Cheshire, it takes in the highest point on the Sandstone Trail, Raw Head. It is approximately 5.5 miles and should take 3 to 4 hours – a bit more strenuous than our recent walks. We will park near the Bickerton Poacher pub on the A534 Nantwich to Wrexham road.Meet at 9am in Kidsgrove as it is about a 45 minute drive and we want to finish in timeTuesday8 Mar 2016Probus Bowls at the Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre. Start 11.00am – 13.00pmWednesday9 Mar 2016Probus Musical evening at the Cricket Club at 7.30pm. There will be a pie and pea supper. Bring along a CD of your choice.Wednesday23 Mar 2016Probus Council Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet at 9.30amWednesday30 Mar 2016Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.
- TELEPHONE LIST
- A new telephone and address list has been issued to members this month. Some members will have received a copy by e-mail. If you have not received a copy you pick up one at the meeting on Wednesday 24 February 2016.