Brothers and ladies of Kenilworth Circle were treated to excellent taster of bowling at The Highway Bowls club in Coventry on 8 August. The weather was perfect for a very enjoyable evening of bowls which started with some basic tuition from the club members which included Brother Danny and Marie McAree and then we played 5 or 6 ends of bowling and finished with a competition where everyone was involved. The spider competition was won by Hazel Prescott who won a bottle of whisky! We then retired to the Old Coventrian’s Rugby clubhouse for some drinks and cold buffet. In the photo is winner Hazel with Brother Bede Hayes who organised the event and 2 members of The Highway Bowls club.
On Sunday 4th August Kenilworth Circle made their annual visit to Kilworth House open air theatre to watch the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical CATS. Sunday was our 7th visit to watch the excellent musicals in the unique outdoor woodland setting. These visits prove to be very popular and we had 30 ladies, brothers and families with us this year. The weather was kind to us allowing a good number to picnic in the extensive grounds before the musical started but to add to the drama, we had some thunder and heavy rain during the second half of the performance! We look forward to our 8th visit next year!
At Kenilworth Circles recent joint meeting with Leicester 53 in June, President Bernard Baxter thought he would ‘spice’ up the evening a little:
“Following our Joint Circle Meeting and Dinner with Leicester on Wednesday evening, we played ‘Brothers, would I lie to you?’ The contest included some fascinating topics such as the number of England Goalkeepers born in Kenilworth, the origins of Leicester’s Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower and the early 18th Century (!) days of the Kenilworth Round Table Duck Race. The event resulted in a draw and is now set for a rematch at next year’s joint meeting”.
Our picture shows the Kenilworth and Leicester teams with adjudicator Brother Bernard Baxter attempting to keep order!
Don’t worry, we are still around and will be for many years!!
Over 50 ladies, brothers, friends, neighbours and not for getting our friends from Leamington Spa Circle enjoyed a great entertaining evening at WH Peacock (Locke & England) auction rooms In Leamington Spa on 28 May 2019.
The evening consisted of welcome drinks, an introduction to the world of auctions & valuations, a valuation competition, cheese and biscuits while we marked the competition and a Q&A session at the end. All of this was with the compliments of Locke & England – Auctioneers and Valuers. Everyone enjoyed the evening and it gave a fascinating insight into the world of auctions with amusing anecdotes and stories. The competition comprised of 13 lots of which estimates of the the items for sale in the forthcoming auction were given. The winner of the valuation competition was Sandy Rice (pictured with Tim Brophy – marketing manager WH Peacock).
Newly installed President Bernard Baxter was delighted enroll a new brother at Kenilworth Circle on his first night as President. 35 year old Rob Swift from Nuneaton was enrolled at last nights meeting with dad Ian from Leicester South Circle in attendance. Rob is a 4th generation Catenian from the Swift family which is some achievement for the family. Rob’s brother James is also a member of Leicester South. Rob works in IT and is married with 2 young children. Ciaran’s brother Damien joined the Circle in February.
In the photo L-R is: Ciaran Convey Circle MO, President Bernard Baxter, Ian Swift, Rob Swift and Provincial President Paul Clancy.
Ladies, brothers and friends of Kenilworth Circle enjoyed a really pleasant country walk in the spring sunshine on Saturday March 9th. Brother Peter Lawson led the group of 14 + 4 dogs on the walk which took place around Harbury near Southam.
The weather was very windy but that kept any chance of rain away. New brother Damien Convey and son Toby was on the walk along with Bertie & Teddy and the 2 other Catenian dogs!!