The company of cruisers

Fellow Cruisers,

Another short update to keep you appraised of upcoming events

As you’ll be aware no doubt, the Cruiser Dinner was held last Saturday (9th February) and was well supported by the club’s cruising fraternity with 52 members attending.

A main course of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and vegetables was followed by fruit crumble and coffee.  I’m really sorry that some of you were disappointed with your meal.  If this was the case on your table, it would really help if you could email your comments to the club as this would help the catering team to understand the issues, and work on making improvements.

After the meal, participants enjoyed a raffle (£77 raised for the Centenary Fund) and made their annual “confessions”, sharing stories about their boating adventures and mishaps, which rounded the evening off very nicely.

Most important of all, the dinner provided an opportunity for us to get together to enjoy each other’s company, meet up with old friends and make some new ones.  My thanks again to Pam Riva for putting together a table plan (not an easy job), ensuring that we had clean tablecloths, table decorations and a raffle.

This Friday sees the second of our club nights. This time around, Chris Opperman is presenting a historic film ‘Ha’Penny Breeze’, centered on Pinmill in the years following the Second World War. Start time as usual is 7.30pm which gives time for anyone who wants to have a meal in the dining room before the film, a chance to do so ( Booking is recommended in case there’s a rush).

And Finally, a reminder if one is needed, that the next club ramble is taking place this Sunday (17th)

Meet at the Carriers Arms Public House at 10.30 to order food and use the loo. Please park at the  front, but if there’s no room, park at 9 Richardson’s Road or there may be room in Quinton’s Road, opposite the Carriers.

Best regards

Chris Bridgwater (Lollipop)

The cruisers at play. Many thanks to Moreno for the pictures