Sad news

This from Pete Chapman :

Its that time of year: just heard that ex 1200 member Nigel Mason died in April: he was living in Kenilworth and was Chairman 1983-4.

Also past 1200 members will be sad to hear Graham Neale of Poole RT died last month.


Poppy Appeal

RH would like to thank the Club for the support given to the Poppy Appeal at Tesco. The total raised at our two-day stall has reached £2446, without the donations taken electronically. We hope to have the results of this soon.

Should anyone be overcome by fashionable nostalgia when comparing the amazing, exciting, planet-saving, awesomely underwhelming new Poppy with the functional resilience of the old one, I presently have several thousand old ones that will shortly need to be returned (presumably for destruction rather than re-stocking .)

Let me know if you are needy – in the Poppy sense.


Winter BBQ – final details

The great minds of the Dimley Duo, having awoken from their early autumn slumber, have now released details of the long awaited Winter BBQ on Wed 22nd November at the Good Doctor’s house in Alrewas. Final arrangements here – and prepare yourself for Bad Santa.

Note (as in a £10 note) that payment will be taken on the night, and to bring such ales or wines as you are pleased to consume.

Please note the plea to confirm your attendance with the Dim or Hart of Dimley Digestibles, as soon as possible, or even quicker than that.

Chairman’s Remarks – Oct 2023

Feeling itchy? Read Chairman Colin “Bugsy” John’s latest missive and you’ll feel like you’ve just spent a night in a Parisian dosshouse. Click here to read his prose.

To get you further in the mood, enjoy the Small Faces’ Itchycoo Park. Apparently, Itchycoo Park does not refer to a “special” medical condition brought on by an infestation of lice: it allegedly links to Little Ilford Park, London, where stinging nettles abound. Despite its covert drug references, which lead to it being banned by the BBC, singer Steve Marriott insisted that it referred to his childhood hangout**.

** Ronnie Lane wrote the song and most of the lyrics, so its debatable whether this is also true.