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.

Sad news

We have heard via Tim Bolton about Ed Hall:

Have just heard the sad news from a neighbour that Ed, who I believe was a Past Chairman, died on 12th October. He was about 93, and he and Doreen moved from Woodfields Drive about a year ago to a retirement flat in Longbridge to be near their sons. I understand that the funeral will be in Northfield on Wednesday, 15 November, details to follow. I understand that Doreen is now back in a nursing home.
Kind Regards
Tim Bolton

Ed was Chairman of Lichfield 41 Club 1981 – 1982. As a club we offer our deep condolences to his wife and family.

Meeting minutes

Two for the price of one! Minutes for the formal meeting held just a few days ago on 11th October are hot off the press, available here.

And we still have the minutes of the previous meeting held on 13th September 2023: they can be downloaded, read and enjoyed again here. Thanks to Ian M for revealing what really happened that night…

Early reviews:

“Hot Stuff” Anonymous reviewer

“Hot Potato” M Mouse

“Hot Legs – were they better than Pan’s People?” Treasurer

Six Club Quiz Night – 3 Feb 2024 – Further Details

Update from Viv Wyss, Lichfield Ladies Tangles on the Six Club Quiz Night which is scheduled for Saturday 3rd February 2024:

As you know, we have rescheduled the six club quiz for  Saturday 3rd February .  We are pleased to say we have now finalised the arrangements, and we have modified the entry cost, to reflect feedback and our own costs.  So please see the attached flyer – I would be so grateful if you can plug this amongst your club to encourage an excellent turnout from all clubs, in the spirit of the organisation.  Please ask members to add the date to the diary!

This is our main charity event of the year – our chosen charities are Myeloma UK, which is our national president’s charity, and The Eve Project, which is our own chair’s charity for the year. We are hoping to have the national president of tangent clubs in attendance.

Entry is now £5 per person, but please book in and pay as a team.  There will be an excellent raffle, and heads and tails.  Please bring your own food or snacks, drinks,  glasses, etc, and of course, cash.  Teams should book in via myself on this email address if possible:

Yours in Continued Friendship,

Viv Wyss
Lichfield Ladies Tangles Tangent Club

Please note: Payment is via bank transfer to Tangles: we don’t publish bank details on our web site for security reasons, so please ask for payment details when you book in.

President’s Night 2024

Here’s an update from our esteemed President, Roger Davies:

A note for all your diaries, in case you had forgotten! Next years President’s Night will be on the 28th of February in the Golf Club. We will be joined by our National President. Cost will be £40/head for an evening of wine, women and song!

Full booking detail with menu options to be issued shortly, keep checking our Bulletin!