Report on the June Meeting The National Gardens Scheme:
Colin Olle is the County Organiser for the NGS and is also Chairman for the Midlands.
Historically, William Rathbone in 1859, needed a nurse to take care of his wife. She in turn, recognised the need for nurses within the community. At that time transport was by horse and cart or bicycle. This was the founding of District Nurses, but funds were needed. Elsie Wagg suggested that private gardens could be opened on specified days to the public, in return for a donation. This led to 600 gardens being opened, raising a magnificent £800. In 1932 leaflets, now free, were produced, leading today to the informative Yellow Books, which list all the gardens in England and Wales participating in the Scheme, with opening times and locations.
Gardens of all types can be visited, some by appointment only. Small gardens have become popular – some specialising in vegetable growing, interesting planting or composting methods. Others have sculptures or collections of artefacts amongst the borders. Colin and Verena first opened their garden in 2002, the star attraction being their Handkerchief tree.
The NGS is closely associated with the National Trust, which only has one property in Leicestershire. Many Charities benefit from money collected and donated by NGS £2,637,000 was given to Charities, £45,000 having been raised locally.
If you enjoy cake or cream teas to top up your energy levels whilst exploring the gardens, visit the website: www.ngs.org.uk for local treats in and around Leicestershire. Many thanks Colin for your informative, enthusiastic delivery, which can’t fail to tempt many of us farther afield.
SUMMER PICNIC – SATURDAY 18TH JULY
Once again, Mrs Heather Craven has kindly allowed us to use the beautiful gardens at Misterton Hall for our annual summer picnic, which will take place on Saturday 18th July from 12.30 until 4 p.m.
Together with the Rotary Club we are planning a “Village Fete” theme with a variety of competitive activities and hope that as many members as possible will come along and support this event. There will also be a Cake stall and a Wine /Water bottle stall, together with a raffle. Although this is primarily a social event, we do undertake to raise some money for charity, so there will be a small entrance fee of £2 per person.
There will be some marquee space in case of inclement weather, but you are welcome to bring your own gazebos, garden chairs and tables, and of course your own picnic! There is ample parking inside the grounds of Misterton Hall, so you don’t have far to carry things! Despite uncertain weather last year, we all enjoyed the day, so hope to see as many of you as possible this year.
A date for your diary.
The Annual Xmas Lunch will be Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 12.30pm for 1pm at Kilworth Springs Golf Club.
More details to follow. Ann Ashworth"
(in alphabetical order)
When we heard that rarely seen artworks by Andy Warhol and William Morris will be coming to the Birmingham Museum, we decided to visit that Exhibition in July. To be well prepared, we used our June-Meeting for collecting and exchanging as much information as possible on these two artists, and to compare and contrast them. Everybody found lots of different and amazing facts, helping to get a clearer picture of these two geniuses. At the beginning of the session stood the big question: Why exhibit Warhol and Morris side by side? Through lively discussion we tried to find possible answers, and we did! Now we are ready to go and see the works in the setting, that Jeremy Deller (Turner Prize Winner 2004) has curated.
July-Meeting : 10.07.2015 Venue : Birmingham Museum Train : 10.50 from Rugby Car-Sharing from Lutterworth to be arranged
A novel widely regarded as a classic this month."The Catcher in the Rye " by J D Salinger. Seen as a tale that captures the angst of a rich adolescent sixteen year old New Yorker and his battle to come to terms with himself, with his younger sister and their dead brother. He absents himself from his school, one of many that he has attended, and spends three days in New York where he meets up with an old girlfriend, and has a bad experience with a prostitute and her pimp. A thoroughly interesting read, one enjoyed by most of our group.
ENGINEERING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Lecture on "Light" at Leicester Uni - organised by Steve Nelson.
On 21st May three members visited the University of Leicester for a talk on ‘Light and Lighting’ given by Lou Bedocs, a consultant with Thorn Lighting. The talk outlined the technological development of lighting from the discovery of fire 2 million years ago to the latest developments in Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination. In between were the use of animal fats and candles until the development of incandescent electric bulbs by Edison and Swann, and then further development of electrical lighting as fluorescent lamps, halogen bulbs and now very low power usage LED semiconductors.
Mr Bedocs brought a large number of examples to demonstrate each type (excluding fire because of University rules on the use of their lecture theatre), from a simple 60W bulb, now banned from sale in the EU because of its inefficient use of electricity, through the use of different materials used in fluorescent tubes to give different white light colour profiles and modern high brightness LED panels for street lighting.
Overall a very (ahem) illuminating talk enjoyed by us all.
This was the first talk in a series organised by the Institute of Physics on their topic for the year of ‘Light’. They are free to attend and are held at the University. Please contact Steve Nelson for the arrangements to the next interesting free Lecture
Talk on Aerospace Technology Funding by Dragons Den ! –
Peter Knight(NATEP Technology Manage Midlands Aerospace Alliance)
On 5 June, Peter Knight gave the group an extremely interesting and hugely informative talk on the status of the UK Areospace Industry and how new manufacturing ideas are being funded by a recent Government Funded Programme.
Peter started by giving some startling facts about the UK Aerospace Industry and how it currently contributes to the UK economy so if your perception is that the "UK just doesn’t make planes anymore .... well read on" ;
* The UK has the second largest aerospace business globally.
* It supports nearly a quarter of a million skilled jobs across the UK.
* UK Supply chain is 2nd largest in the world.
* £30 Billion.... conributed to the UK economy.
*· UK aerospace output is growing at around 9% annually
* Fact - The world market will require 27,000 civil aircraft (of 100 seats or more) over the next 16 years, or in other words around 32 planes per week, and similar numbers for business jets and even more for helicopters..........
As Peter pointed out however, there are severe threats to the UK's position above from countries worldwide, namely the USA, South America, China, Russia and several European Countries.
To counteract this global threat, the UK Government has put in place a programme of UK regional Alliances from which it will fund new or advanced Technology ideas, this is called "The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme" or NATEP for short.
The £40m Technology Development Programme has been created to help the UK supply chain companies develop over 100 novel technologies in order to maintain its competitiveness in the world market and help preserve the UK's current lead status in the Aerospace Industry.
Peter’s job is for him and his team to guide and mentor companies through the process and numerous check points, enabling them to apply for funding through the popular format of a "Dragons Den"..... Peter incidentally is ONE of the Dragons !!.
At this point in the lecture, Peter put up an entertaining list of Do's and Dont's for when bidding within the "Den", complete with some very amusing examples of how definitely not to influence the panel.....
LocalLutterworth company TT Electronics Semelab is currently being mentored by Peter and his team in the NATEP process through the Midland Aerospace Alliance (MAA) where it is looking at further development and refinement of it's manufacturing processes.
This Lecture certainly opened the eyes of the attending members as to the extent of the importance of the Aerospace Industry within the UK economy and I thank Peter Knight for his interesting, amusing and sometimes candid views which he conveyed to the group. CR
At present we don't have anything arranged for the regular meeting day, however several members have suggested a visit to Snibston Science Park (by cars) possibly on 18th June as it is soon to close so might be opportune to visit before this occurs, If you fancy a run up there then email me.
July - Visit to Bell Foundry Loughborough Thurs 30th - at present 1 place left !
Aug - Rolls Royce Heritage Centre Weds 12th - Full complement in community bus, but could take 1 car load if required
Wednesday 24th June – We last went to the “The Dirty Duck” in Ullesthorpe in October 2013 and it was the second Restaurant we chose. As before, the range of choice offered was good - the food excellent and the staff most helpful. On this occasion none of us had Starters but we all managed one of their luscious Desserts!! We won’t leave it too long before we go back there.
Wednesday 22nd July - I intend booking for the Gurkha Restaurant in Nuneaton (round the corner from the Bus Station and the George Eliot Statue and opposite the Co-op). Mr Om made us most welcome last time and produced a “sharing” menu that everybody enjoyed.
On one of the few warm, sunny afternoons in June the Group made a visit to the gardens at the Old Stables in Bruntingthorpe. Hilary and Gordon Roberts started creating this delightful one acre garden in 1986 and it is now a series of very different ‘garden rooms’. Grassy paths wind through woodland areas, round a large pond and connect with more formal areas of lawn and large borders. The whole garden is very tranquil with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. The home-made cakes were to die for!
Our next outing will be on Tuesday 28th July when we will be visiting another NGS Garden, owned by John and Sue Osborn. Barracca is again a one-acre garden with lots of different areas including a silver birch walk, wildlife pond, apple tree garden and Mediterranean planted area. The garden is in Ivydene Close, which is on the right off The Hollow/High Street close to the centre of Earl Shilton, LE9 7NR. We will meet at Lutterworth Recreation Ground car park at 1.15 p.m. to share lifts to arrive there at 2.00 p.m. The cost will be £6.00 which includes tea and home-made cake.
As I shall not be available for this visit, if you would like to come, please contact Dot Barnard as soon as possible on 01455 208190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 17th June - Saxon Fields Farm Shop & Tea Room, Lilbourne Road, Clifton upon Dunsmore RUGBY CV23 0BB We changed to a Wednesday for this Venue as they don’t open on a Tuesday. The Lunch choice was Light Salads, Quiche, Jackets etc. It is ideally suited and used by young mums with toddlers in tow as they do a Children’s Choice Lunch for about £1. Outside there are pens with hens in and pygmy goats and a good fenced-off children’s play area. As they prepare all their own food from scratch and make all their own cakes and cookies, it is a very good Coffee and Afternoon Tea Stop.
They do sell eggs but no vegetables. Surprisingly there are various articles of refurbished furniture and pictures on sale. Certainly worth a visit some time.
Tuesday 21st July – The Malt Kiln Farm Shop, Stretton under Fosse This is always a popular venue with a big Farm Shop and a Butchery Counter. It’s hard to think of anything in the food line that they don’t sell and in season there is always the Pick Your Own fruit if you wish. They always have one or two Daily Specials on offer and there is usually an Art Exhibition in the room off the Cafe.
June -Discussing the Outcome of the General Election
We covered polling statistics, reasons for winning and losing, opinion polls, finance, the NHS and other Conservative policies.
All agreed that this was an extremely interesting/fascinating election because the polls were so wrong, the Conservatives didn’t expect to win, of the overwhelming strength of the SNP vote, the demise of the Lib Dems and UKIP and the Greens high polls resulting in only 1 MP each.
The Conservatives won because they are trusted with the economy; of Linton Crosby’s strategy actively targeted marginal constituencies in the north and the whole of the SW taking out the Lib Dems; the Lib Dems aren’t trusted mainly due to reneging on university fees and Tory marketing of SNP strength worried southern voters.
Labour lost because Ed wasn’t the preferred Miliband and he fought his brother; of vicious personal media attacks on him; Tory scaremongering about the SNP and Tory comments about Labour’s deficit and handling of the economy.
The Lib Dems lost because Nick Clegg didn’t know the lengths to which the Tories would go to discredit his party; students were horrified by the u turn on fees and failure to trumpet their successes such as the tax threshold now being £10,460.
It appears that the polls were so wrong for several reasons – people where canvassed during the day when many were at work; some Tory voters were incensed at being asked for their private preferences and there was a ‘better the devil you know’ attitude. When the exit polls were covered on the BBC 10 o’clock news, ICM Director Martin Boon tweeted ‘Oh s***!’
The Tories - not expecting to win promised £8bn to the NHS by 2020, no rise in VAT or NI for 5 years, a tax threshold of £12,500 by 2020, tax free savings up to £1,000, an IHT increase for property left to children and a rise in salary to £50k before having to pay 40% tax by 2020. Still in place are their plans for a further £12m benefit reduction for the working poor, the bedroom tax and pension tax relief being restricted to basic rate. Our concern is how they will pay for this – probably by a tax on the energy rating of property, if we stay in the EU our terms will be better or as Obama said at the G7 the US want us to stay in so there may be income from there, savings on EU immigrant benefits and selling off more ‘family silver’. Will this compensate for the fact that the deficit is now bigger than Greece’s, or that prior to the banking crisis the Labour deficit was lower than was inherited from John Major and our debt is now higher than all past Labour chancellors combined?
All of us have had very good experiences of the NHS and a further £8bn is promised by 2020. However, a few weeks ago Tories signed £780m of contracts with private companies which were not in the last manifesto, high agency staff fees and 5,000 GPs in training when 10,000 will be needed make us question whether the NHS is ‘safe in our hands’.
The group really hopes that ‘one nation Tories’ will be able to unite the nation so that we can be proud to be British again. Will Scotland. Wales and the regions lose out if the focus is just on the ‘northern power house’ centred on Manchester? Niall Ferguson thinks that Cameron will win the EU referendum when we are asked ‘do we wish to remain’ in? If we come out much money will be saved which would probably wipe out the deficit and more, but what about trade? Business seems divided. Concern was expressed that education is becoming more ‘policed’ and the BBC may lose the licence fee.
The group questions David Cameron’s ability to do better than John Major as some back benchers are already campaigning for a ‘no vote’ and the opposition is very disparate. He may find coalition was easier as his majority may be ‘clear’ but it’s only 12. Every one of us calls for electoral reform. As you can see below if PR of STV had been in place parliament would look very different. Of 31m voters 19m didn’t vote Conservative so 62% didn’t get what they voted for.
Finally concern was expressed about the funding of parties. It probably isn’t corrupt but it is open to the possibility so tax-payer funding was suggested.
We have changed the order of some of our topics later in the year
:July – Is the climate really changing?Aug – Coming out of the EU.
This month members chose a specific poet and choices included John Betjeman, Edward Thomas, Tennyson and Wendy Cope. Some biographical information was given about each poet and we then settled down to read our chosen poems.
Edward Thomas’ poems were redolent of the countryside and country life in the 20th century and included ‘Tall Nettles’, ‘Addlestrop’ and ‘Snow’. Some of Tennyson’s most famous poems ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘In Memoriam’ were read, together with less well known verse such as ‘Lullaby’. It was noted that many phrases in use today came from Tennyson such as ‘nature red in tooth and claw’ and ‘come into the garden Maud’. John Betjeman was chosen because he was an excellent social observer and wrote movingly about churches.
Amongst his poems were ‘Harvest Hymn’, How To get On In Society’ and ‘Middlesex’. Wendy Cope is another observer of modern life and writes amusingly about personal shortcomings. Her poem ‘My Lover’ is a charming description of love in middle age – warts and all! She also writes nostalgically about certain programmes on Radio 4 including ‘Closedown’ about the shipping forecast.
Wednesday 3rd June, We went to “The Golden Lion” at Easenhall. (CV23 0HQ, Tel 01788 933238) Very enjoyable – the ladies running the bar and taking orders sorted us out expertly and everyone went home well satisfied. Good choices and a Special “Mains + Dessert” Offer which I think we all went for. Another Venue to go on our list for places to revisit. The Golden Lion has been run by the same family for over 30 years and they aim to give good service – and do.
Wednesday 1st July – Wood Farm Brewery – What can I say – one of our most popular venues – Report in August.
ALL THAT JAZZ - SUMMERSAULT JAZZ EVENINGS – These are back on occasional Fridays. There is a “surcharge” of £5 if you want to sit in the premium space at the front.
Friday 19th June, “Remi Harris” was accompanied by another Guitar Player and a Bass Player and a girl singer just off the plane from Oz who was staying with one of them and singing – not for her supper but for ours! She was a m a z i n g - at times using her voice as an instrument – rather in the manner of Cleo Laine 40 years ago.
Remi Harris at 24 years old is acclaimed by many as the finest gypsy jazz guitarist of his generation – check out his website - www.remiharris.co.uk/
At the moment there isn’t a date for Summersault’s next Jazz Night but Michael has said he will e-mail me with details when anything is arranged.
Our June walk was organised and led by Pat and Dave, to whom we are very grateful as it turned out to be a lovely walk through Brandon Marsh. Formerly farmland the site was affected by subsidence caused by mining at Binley Colliery, as a result a large lake, Brandon Floods, was formed which linked to the River Avon. From the 1950s to 80s the site was used for excavating sand and gravel, creating other areas of open water. It has been designated a site of special scientific interest, an important site for wetland birds and other species, such as Otters and Voles. We were lucky to see a variety of birds/ducks: Lapwings, Weed Warblers, Coots and Herons to name but a few but missed the Kingfisher. The marshy conditions are ideal for the growth of Willows, Yellow Flags, Reeds and Rushes and they created a beautiful backdrop to our walk as did the Wild Orchids, Red Campions and Dog Roses. This is an ideal place for a ramble amongst nature but take wellingtons/boots if you go, it can be muddy as we discovered.
Husbands Bosworth Walk Friday 17th July –This walk has been organised by Marilyn Hemsley. Please make sure you e-mail or ring her with your food orders. Details of the menu have been e-mailed to everyone on the mailing list. It is imperative to order meals in advance, so please let Marilyn know your choice by Friday 10th July.
It would be sensible to double up in cars as parking is at a premium both in the village and The White Lion pub at North Kilworth. Meet 11.30am in Husbands Bosworth. I suggest parking in Butts Lane as it is a cul-de-sac and relatively wide. Butts Lane is 2nd right at the Market Harborough end of the village just before the church on your left.
Please wear sturdy shoes as we shall walk the tow path of the Grand Union Canal for a short distance. Care will need to be taken as it is narrow ,muddy and uneven in places. However if you wish to miss this section it will be possible to stay in the village and meet up again afterwards.
Marilyn has booked 'The White Lion' at North Kilworth which is situated on the main Lutterworth road on the left hand side next to the petrol station, for lunch. Parking is on the right of the pub and immediate right turn into the car park.
ELGAR’S BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM AND SPETCHLEY PARK GARDENS
At the time of writing this insert, there were still places available for the trip on Thursday July 16th.
The package includes :- Refreshments on arrival at The Elgar Museum and a video presentation followed by time to explore the museum and the birthplace cottage.
Re-join the coach to go to Spetchley Park (8 miles away). An optional guided tour of the gardens is available and there are a couple of tea rooms. You will have free time to explore the 30 acres of gardens and deer park. You might like to take a picnic lunch.We will arrive at The Museum at 11.00am and leave from Spetchley Park at 4.30pm. About 1hr 30mins journey time.The cost will be £26.00
DEPART FROM LUTTERWORTH SWIMMING POOL/SPORTS CENTRE AT 9.30AM. Contact George on 01455 559725 for more information
1st WEDNESDAY WALKING GROUPCo-ordinators
Roger Watmore 01455 552431
Julian Hargreaves 01455 557704
GEORGE’S LONG WALK.
Date of Walk: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Walk Organiser: George Robertson 01455 559725
Meeting Point: Recreation Ground Car Park Coventry Rd, 09.25 to leave 09.30.
Walk Starts from: Top Lodge Visitor Centre. NN17 3BB
Getting to the start: M1 and A14 to Kettering. Leave A14 at Junction 7 to follow A43 towards Stamford. This is a dual carriageway with several roundabouts until Weldon where it becomes single carriage way. Continue from this point for a further 6.5 miles and turn right off main road at cross road up a lane ( a brown road sign indicates Top Lodge, Fineshade Woods ). The lane is narrow with passing places, Car Park is at the top. Park and pay and display £3.00. Make your way through the visitor centre, where there are toilets, to meet at the walled seating area outside the café. The journey there is 29 miles and takes about 45/50 mins. Car sharing would probably be helpful. I expect the walk to start at 10.30am.
The Walk. Leaving the visitor centre (famous for the re-introduction of Red Kites) we follow the Jurassic Way through the woods to emerge at Duddington on the A43, coffee stop here. We walk through Duddington to Tixover and then across fields following the Rutland Round along the banks of the River Welland. We will have a picnic lunch stop on the banks of The Welland. We take a slight detour to the village of Barrowden where we can have tea/coffee in the village shop cum café or if you prefer you can walk along to the Exeter Arms where they brew their own beer! We then go through Wakerley village to enter Wakerley Woods and pick up the Jurassic Way again. Emerging from the woods we re-cross the A43 and pass the remains of Fineshade Abbey and back up to Top Lodge. 11 miles of undulating terrain with about 10 stiles. There will be an En Route Quiz so bring a pencil!
It felt like the first day of summer (at last!) as 36 walkers and two dogs set off from The Wharf at Welford under blue skies. The footpath started through a hidden entrance to a private garden and continued on grassy pastureland among the sheep, lambs and cattle with the very young River Avon down on our left. Bright wild flowers and exuberant birdsong were everywhere. We passed happy chickens and cockerels in the woodland, where the mud was not as bad as we had feared after the recent heavy rain. Pausing for coffee and a rest in Sibbertoft at the playground, we appreciated the benches, the smooth grass and even the pirate ship for our more dodgy characters. We walked across fields of wheat and pushed through elbow-high scented rape. Finally after passing by a field of beautiful horses we reached Sulby and Welford reservoirs which were full and clean. 33 of us then enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Wharf.
John and Sue Hicks
4th WEDNESDAY WALKING GROUPCo-ordinators
Sue & Peter Creeden
Wednesday 22 July 2015
Walk Organisers:- Peter & Irene Moore. Tel : 01455 552594
Meeting Point and Time:- Lutterworth Recreation Ground car park at 9.20am to leave at 9.30am
Start Point and Time:-The Cherry Tree, Main Street, Catthorpe. LE17 6DB. Toilets are available. Leave at 10.00am. KEEP IT LOCAL
Directions to the Start:-.The most direct route is via the M1, however this is quite often very congested and it may be better to use the A5 or the back roads through Shawell. There is a tight entrance into the car park.
Route and Distance:-. The route, using mostly field paths, but some quiet roads, under the M6 ,over the M1, into Swinford then over the River Avon, under the A14 and return to the Cherry Tree under the M1 and Lilbourne. Negotiating the new Catthorpe Interchange is puzzling, it seems TOWIW. Only 4 stiles and 1 field bridge.Distance about 6 miles.
Lunch Arrangements:Good varied lunchtime menu starting at £5.00p. Order before walk. Peter and Irene Moore.
June 2015 Walk Report
24 people drove up the M1 and found their way through Shepshed (which is a feat in itself) to the Old Plough in Normanton-on-Soar. It was a lovely day for walking so after crossing the river on the Chain Ferry we followed the banks of the river looking enviously at the big houses and their gardens rolling down to the river on the other side. Over the weir at Zouch and then a bit of canal returning to the side of the river again which everyone agreed was pleasant walking, in fact at this point it became more of a stroll!
We stopped for coffee where everyone could sit on a convenient wall (no cakes today unfortunately) and soon afterwards we said goodbye to the river and made our way back through Sutton Bonington and thence across some more fields to Normanton. 18 of us stayed for lunch where the service at the pub was very slow to say the least. However as far as the walk was concerned I think I can say it was a success. It is certainly a lovely part of the river Soar to walk along and worth the drive to get there.
JOINT WYCLIFFE LUTTERWORTH
and LUTTERWORTH U3A GROUPS
TUESDAY WALKING GROUP (LU3A)Co-ordinator
Gordon Jones (Lutterworth U3A)
Date of Walk: Tuesday 21st July 2015. Coordinator: Gordon Jones. Tel. 01455 556192 Walk Organizers: Gordon Jones. Tel. 01455 556192 Meeting Point: Coventry Road Recreation Ground Car Park. Meeting Time:9.20am to leave at 9.30am.
Start Point: The Bulls Head, Brinklow at 10.00 am.
Route and distance:Field paths and tracks, canal towpath and a bit of road. 6½ miles.
Lunch: At the Bulls Head, two courses £6.95 or jacket potatoes etc. from the menu. Order before setting out. Directions to the Starting Point:At the A5/Magna Park Island, take 2nd exit towards Pailton and follow that road through to Brinklow. At the T junction at the bottom of the village turn right, the Bulls Head is on the right.
Next Joint Golf Day - Organiser : Peter Reeves:- Tel: 01455 209933 e-mail: email@example.com The next Golf Day will be at Ullesthorpe Golf Club on Thursday 30th July 2015. competing for the Hartopp Trophy and Prizes, inc. Ladies Prize. Meet at 10.30 Hrs for 11.28 Hrs Tee off, in Clubhouse for Bacon Roll and Coffee / Tea included in cost.
To confirm your attendance or for full itinerary, including Meal choices, please contact Peter Reeves, by Friday 17th July 2015 please.
Cost each approx. £28.00 To include Coffee and Bacon Roll, Green Fee, Prizes and Dinner. (Dependent upon numbers) Don't forget to invite your Wives/Partners/Husbands for 2 course Dinner at 17.30 Hrs in the Golf Clubhouse. Cost £10.00p. per person.
Coffee available at extra cost.
Seasons Forthcoming Golf Days.
Whetstone-Thursday September 17th 2015, Away Day- Leamington and County G.C. Friday 9th October 2015 – Cost £33.00p each.including:- Coffee and Bacon Roll, Steak Pie Dinner and Prizes. Guests welcome to play in a separate Pairs competition at the same time. These are now all confirmed dates.