All change at the Vale of Evesham

All change at the Vale of Evesham

Vale of Evesham Circle has decided to move its November, January, February and March meetings to the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 12 noon. In this way, they and their visitors will avoid the dark Winter evenings and all that they entail.

In more detail:
Wednesday, 10 November at 12 noon: Mass for Deceased + Circle Meeting + Meal
Wednesday, 12 January at 12 noon: Circle Meeting + Meal
Wednesday, 9 February at 12 noon: Circle Meeting + Meal
Wednesday, 9 March at 12 noon: Circle Meeting + Meal

Our April meeting will revert to the fourth Monday, starting at 7.15 pm.

We hope these changes will encourage you to visit us over the next few months!

Christmas at the Vale

Christmas at the Vale

As ever events at the Vale always seem to involve enjoying a meal in convivial company and Christmas is no exception. This year the Circle Christmas Party was held at the Oak in at Defford and we welcomed Joseph and Denise Cottriall and Bill and Anne Adams from Stratford upon Avon Circle who joined us for the evening. A good time was had by all. We are looking forward to enjoying another breakfast at the Twisted Spoon Restaurant in Upton Snodsbury early in the New Year.

We also have our Past Presidents’ evening at our January meeting where we thank them for their contributions to the Circle’s life over the past years.

Our visitors from Stratford who are obviously in a very happy mood.

 

I ordered what?????

Model Railways at the NEC

Model Railways at the NEC

Three members of the Vale of Evesham Circle, accompanied by one grandson, visited the 2018 Warley Model Railway Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre on Saturday 24 November. “Warley” is the largest model railway exhibition in the UK and, judging by the crowds this year, is likely to remain so. Around 90 layouts of all shapes and sizes — and gauges — were on display, along with quite a number of examples of the “real thing”. This year, children accompanied by an adult could get in for £1, so there was no shortage of younger enthusiasts. An astonishing range of technologies was in evidence, from traditional analogue to cutting-edge digital — though it was reassuring to encounter quite a few “technical hitches” as we went around.

It has been my experience that most Catenian Circles can boast at least one model railway enthusiast, and I have often thought that there would be a strong case for forming a Catenian model railway section, along the lines of the golfers and caravaners. Now, that would be a talking point at Conference…

photo © 2015, Steven Hughes under Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0